Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.
― Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings
Do we remember digital experiences the same way we remember past events in our lives? or do they become as fluid as a vivid dream you cant grasp, escaping across a landscape of cotton, as soon your head lifts off the pillow?
Do they hover somewhere in between, a blur trapped between keystrokes and pixels?
(I heard myself close my eyes, then open them.)
All solitary dreamers know that they hear differently when they close their eyes. and when we want to think hard, to listen to the inner voice, or compose the tightly constructed key sentence that will express the very core of our thinking, is there one of us who hasn’t his thumb and forefinger pressed firmly against his lids? The ear knows then that the eyes are closed, it knows that it is responsible for the being who is thinking and writing. Relaxation will come when the eyes are reopened.
P.S. The first four words of this post take you to more.
Another favourite, timeless animation film from the National Film Board of Canada. Mindscape is a work of art that takes you on a journey, a drawing within a drawing, guiding you into its mesmerizing labyrinth.
by Jacques Drouin — 1976
A particularly creative example of the pinscreen animation technique, this film is about an artist who steps inside his painting and wanders about in a landscape peopled with symbols that trigger unexpected associations.
Production : National Film Board of Canada (nfb.ca)