What Time Is It?
Non-fiction , 2018
“John Berger and Selçuk Demirel started conceiving and working on this book in 2016. Time as a philosophical concept that changes along the historical and political seasons of thought; the time of memory and mourning; the time of love and hope; the time of the biological body, imprisoned in its implacable rhythms, and that, eternal, of consciousness; the time of resistance and revolt, of project and of vision; the time of dreams and invention, of writing and drawing. John Berger did not have the time to complete this four-handed adventure. He went “elsewhere” on January 2, 2017, with the haste of a hare that goes into hiding."(Excerpt from the prologue by Maria Nadotti)
The texts are full of the keen originality that characterises John Berger’s work, splendidly illustrated by Selçuk Demirel. The two already worked together on Man on a Beach, Cataract and Smoke, which have been translated into several languages.