Self and reality. Symbol and language. Myth and image. Memory and consciousness.
Dream and unreality: locus communis.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Into Memory


217/ a book left open (falling into memory) the center page spread with photographed landscapes (this room of endless winter)—

Memory fades
Memory distorts
Memory fails
Memory burns
Memory mapped

A student loaned me a copy of the film Memento. A strong, surreal ride through one major psychological tragedy— the protagonist falling into the rhythms of short term memory loss and an inner drive to solve his wife’s murder. The notion of telling the story through vignettes in reverse chronological order, a heightening of suspense and conjecture— the more the audience learns the less the protagonist recalls—the more the audience is forced to push limitations of recollection—

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