He approached the screen and stood about a foot away, seeing snatches and staticky fragments, flurries of trembling light. He walked around the screen several times. The gallery was empty now and he was able to stand at various angles and points of separation. He walked backwards looking, always, at the screen. He understood completely why the film was projected without sound. It had to be silent. It had to engage the individual at a depth beyond the usual assumptions, the things he supposes and presumes and takes for granted.
"Point Omega," Don DeLillo
[State Street west of Lake Street, now site of WIT Hotel]
- ► 2011 (107)
- seeing snatches and staticky fragments
- working did to the trouble what gin did to the pai...
- they help to photograph thought
- don't give a damn
- relating a person to the whole world
- if they would only purr
- adore explosions
- authentic primitive
- all around in the dark
- At what precise moment had Peru...
- you cannot read me like an open book
- the strength of a majority is illusory
- to show people
- that still happens
- gaudy day
- woke on a sudden manhattan
- collector's passion
- fairly shrewd idea
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