Academic journal article Chicago Review

Box Camera Box

Academic journal article Chicago Review

Box Camera Box

Article excerpt

The film opens with bookstalls along the Seine (fig. 13) and the spontaneous firing of neurons controlling face and tongue. Hippocrates knew it is in the brain that the dazzling white seafoam crystallizes into a pipe though the Ancients held that we ponder things in our heart. Solid bodies change little when subjected to subtitles, sound shifts, snow drifts-I mean, a ballerina is not just a metaphor.1 Such slender projections, she moans, calligraphy, plaster lions, rhymes, crab canons.

The young man leafs through the books, with the smile of a fin-desiecle soap bubble and cold feet. Even with skin boasting the latest nudity, the brain is our messenger. Their relative stability is not ground enough for prefering solid bodies to the shape of thought.2 Heard a. call, she moans, vertigo, spasm, the milling crowd, cuts, angles, fleeting suddenly, dovecote, snow flakes, sprockets.

The still comes to life: a flock of pigeons bursts into flight toward Southeast Asia, while he punches his hand through the screen toward childhood. …

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