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The pronouns announce themselves as belonging to . . ”22 An index is the physical trace of something having been present, such as a footprint or a photograph that points at something no longer present. However, photographs also seem to bring absent referents a kind of presence because of their nature as indexes. The light recorded in the photograph is reflected from the object that is photographed, creating a direct, physical connection. The photograph as index r epresents a limi t — the closest t hat one can get to a moment as it happens.

One beam faced hollow side up and formed a trough, while the other had a solid side up and was positioned flush with the floor. As Richard Tuttle remarked, it was difficult to tell whether Serra was taking advantage of an existing structure in the space or if he cut a new channel, as the line E X PA N D I N G T H E F R A M E FIGURE 1 . 1 R obert Ryman, untitled from Rooms exhibition, PS1, 1976. © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. 15 Serra blurred the distinction between the work and its physical context.

And it would still be a sign o f something, perched precariously on the threshold of semiosis. ”23 Doane distinguishes between two kinds of indices. ”24 The index hovers between presentness a nd pastness. The f rame a nd t he p hotograph ha ve simila r p ositions. They point to something in the here and now but, in doing so, make it past, absent, or elsewhere. At this point in the argument, it is p ossible to pull in the thread of Derrida’s discussion of the parergon and to connect it to the photograph’s r elationship t o in stallation.

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