Monday, January 23, 2006

I, The Machine


"I'm an eye. A mechanical eye. I, the machine, show you a world the way only I can see it. I free myself for today and forever from human immobility. I'm in constant movement. I approach and pull away from objects. I creep under them. I move alongside a running horse's mouth. I fall and rise with the falling and rising bodies. This is I, the machine, manoeuvring in the chaotic movements, recording one movement after another in the most complex combinations.

Freed from the boundaries of time and space, I co-ordinate any and all points of the universe, wherever I want them to be. My way leads towards the creation of a fresh perception of the world. Thus I explain in a new way the world unknown to you"

A quote from revolutionary Russian director Dziga Vertov, maker of The Man With A Movie Camera" (an avant-garde Soviet documentary).

I read this quote sometime ago and tonight after reading Sphinx's post about reality I remembered again. Especially second part of the quote took my attention. He is a film director of course but isn't it strange that we actually CONSTRUCT the REALITY in a similar way as it's written in this quote! Also another interesting similarity between "I, the machine" and "Eye, the machine"!

"... after all, there is nothing real outside our perception of reality, is there?”

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