A systematic analysis of Georges Bataille’s lectures and essays on prehistoric imagery. For Bataille, it is prehistoric ‘imagism’ which first dis-identifies human / beast, and, in a subtler but highly suggestive way, male / female. And it is this set of original duplicities which “seems to have been … the basis of all representation”. David van Dusen, “Imagism: Bataille and Prehistoric Life”, Pli. The Warwick Journal of Philosophy 23, 153–166.
Bataille in his study