Oh, that's how the face of the third millennium looks like!
Language of Angels
Theory of Spectatorship aDiary + Film-North Album (new)
Why is it important?
Friends, you have to remember that nothing could exist by intself anymore. If we want to have West and East, North and South, we have to support them, the corners of the world. We have to enforce it! We have to instist on their differences!
We have to resist the Sameness....
I see, you thought that it is only the West is under attact.
Listen, the moment the notion of the West is gone, we have have no geography, we won't even know what is right and what is left.
Maybe, now, after 9-11 we can understand it better?
After 9/11 this note has a different meaning...
SummaryI was born in Europe (okay, Eastern Europe) and lived in Moscow, which I always considered as Asiatic capital of two-headws Russia. Now I live at end of the West, even this Wild West, one more step -- and I am not in Alaska anymore, but in Asia... No escape from my Asian fate.
QuestionsAnatoly? Make your mind! Film as Nordic sensetivity, now -- Asiatic? But cinema was developed in the West!
NotesYes, we need to understand the difference between feelings, thoughts and technology in film. They all belong to the different ends of the world.
Bad Subjects, Wrong Theories
Becoming Oriental: Film has no time, the real time is suspended! Two hours of my time is gone! Time means nothing, time doesn't exist! Nothing changes! I am back where I started. Are they "sleepy" -- the Asians? They OBSERVE life and themselves, they accepted the dictatorship of time... and transcended it (like the South?)!Anti-western, prehistorical...
.... I always thought that Devil looks oriental. Maybe the eyes. Now after watching all these karate movies, I am sure, yes, he must be Chinese.
"Geography" of my books is obvious: South (Africa), North (Russian) and the West in its extreme (A-book), could it be that the missing "corner" -- the East.... is about film?
I already assigned the "northern" qualities to film. Technologically it is the product of the west. South is indifferent to cinema; too immaterial. Asia is self-contained, what is the cyclical time? "No-time" time?
West discovered the East at the same time when film was forming?
Japan and now China -- new cinema. The West has arrived.
Film is the point where the four corners of the world has melted together -- light and copies of living (south). Death (north). Oriental and Buddhism -- a withdrawal. (see Light)
What Asia? Which one?
Tatars-Mongols are different from the Chinese of Japanese. Indians (many different cultures) and Persians, and there are Arabs! And you call it "East"?
I need the new (psychological) geography, because the physical geography is gone. Only the cultural is left. And it build-in features within this "global" society. How could it 'global" without the four corner of the world present? As if it a completely new (space aliens?) population! What an arrogance to think that we are together as a new race, when one look tell you who is black, white or yellow! More so, the further we in mixing it, the bigger the origins will become an issue.
How does it help you? Does it? Different perceptions -- experiences for us to chose from.
Big problem -- the antiquity, the complete separation with some unexplained phenomena like Egypt! Time and georgaphy.
2005-2006 Theatre UAF Season: Four Farces + One Funeral & Godot'06
Film-North * Anatoly Antohin
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