~ Yohji Yamamoto (via blackparadox)
~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky, White Nights
~ Russian Proverb (via sacredgeometries)
Possibly the most startling thing about our individual existence is that it is continuous. It is an unbroken thread- we have been living this same moment ever since we were conceived. It is memory, and to some extent sleep, that gives us the impression of a life of discrete parts, periods, or sections, of certain times or “highlights.” Hollywood movies and the media, of course, reinforce this perception.
If things are perceived as discrete parts or elements, they can be rearranged. Gaps become most interesting as places of shadow, open to projection. Memory can be regarded as a filter (as are the five senses) - it is a device implanted for our survival.
~ Bill Viola, from the essay, “Will There Be Condominiums in Data Space?,” 1988. (via bbyear)