Tuesday, December 19, 2006

an eye unprejudiced

Imagine an eye unruled by man-made laws of perspective, an eye unprejudiced by compositional logic, an eye which does not respond to the name of everything but which must know each object encountered in life through an adventure of perception.

How many colors are there in a field of grass to the crawling baby unaware of ‘green’?

Filmmaker Stan Brakhage as quoted in Vertigo Magazine's online edition.

An anthology of Brakhage's works has been released by Criterion. (The release date is a puzzle though -- Amazon says 2001, Tower Records says 2003, and Vertigo's just getting all worked up about it now.)

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