Our image of nature as static, balanced and harmonic is naive and up for reconsideration.
Where technology and nature are traditionally seen as opposed, they now appear to merge
or even trade places.
We must no longer see ourselves as the anti-natural spacies that merely threatens and eliminate nature, but rather as catalysts of evolution. With our urge to design our environment, we cause the rising of a next nature which is unpredictable as ever.
Nature changes along with us.
The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals, and 362 to
heterosexuals. Thisdoesn’t mean God doesn’t love heterosexuals,
it’s just that they need more supervision.
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The most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the source of all true science. He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
When someone is impatient and says, “I haven’t got all day,” I always wonder,
How can that be? How can you not have all day?
The Surrealist wanted to “change life”, as Arthur Rimbaud put it. But they understood that to change ways of being, one had first to change ways of seeing. “It is through the power of images, that, in time, real revolutions may well be brought about,” said Breton.
In reinventing the process of creation, the Surrealists introduced new ways of producing visual form, and in their exploitation of the modern image, they brought about a profound transformation in systems of representation.
La Subversion Des Images
Surrealism-Photography-Film / Centre Pompidou 2009/10
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I am a deeply religious nonbeliever.
This is somewhat new kind of religion. I have never imputed to Nature a purpose or a goal, or anything that could be understood as anthropomorphic.What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility.
My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver. Especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment.
To assume the existence of an unperceivable being… does not facilitate understanding the orderliness we find in the perceivable world. I don`t try to imagine a personal God; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
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The state of the cinema IS a state of dream. Film is the art form through which time becomes material. Now more than ever, perhaps, we need its possibilities and the sincerity of its witness.
in the days before anyone ever dreamed of a cultural cinema as being something that might make them any money - was a belief in the cinema screen as the Church for the Aliens. The safe space where we could all hang out. The Grace Cathedral of Cultural Acceptance and the possibility of an audience with eyes and ears. And time. And attention.
We live in the inverted commas reality age: ever awake, too tired and chewed to dream, square-eyed and addicted to the reality of TV. From getting to know real people, to getting to cook real food, to getting to dress real bodies, all playing at life.
Can I be alone in my longing for inarticulacy, for a cinema that refuses to join all the dots? For an arrhythmia in gesture, for a dissonance in shape? For the context of cinematic frame, a frame that in the end only cinema can provide, for the full view, the long shot, the space between, the gaps, the pause, the lull, the grace of living.
Perhaps it is to do with memory and the sense that we are increasingly being pulled into a vast orchestrated project of amnesia. We discovered cinema in the same moment in history when we rediscovered - through Freud - the significance of our dreams. Now we are displacing and distorting - with our passion for genetics, neuroscience, cognitivism - the ineffable element of the dream within the machine. Our dreams are the place where we can remember that which we never realized we knew. And the prism through which we can reflect these visions - the trick of the light, that alchemy of smoke, of mirrors, so much more than the sum of its parts - is what the cinema is.
The state of cinema IS a dream state. No known address. Occupied, dictated, created by no one. When it comes to moving goal posts, what art form could be described as more flexible than film? As ever, it’s all up for grabs. And evolution, as ever, is the name of the game.
in 2006 The State of Cinema address to The Film Society
I can’t read lips unless they’re touching mine.
Butsayav Jon Troast
To me, there is no greater act of courage than
being the one who kisses first.
GOD kisses the finite in his love and man the infinite.