The historical index of images says that they really belong to their own Time, but mostly that images only arrive and become readable in a determined age. And precisely this arriving to become readable it is a determined critical point of their Intimate Movement. Every present it is determined form those Images that are Synchronic: every hour [Jetzt] it is the hour of a determined possible Knowledge. In such Hour Truth it’s so loaded with Time that it brakes apart… It is not the Past that shades light onto the present, or the Present that does it on the past, but Image is what it has been with a Flash Forward in a Constellation. In other words: Image is the Dialectic in Immobility.

Walter Benjamin