Saturday, January 30, 2010

seeing snatches and staticky fragments

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]

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Chicago, Illinois, United States