Sometimes expressing a word
Waiting for the show.
The original visual of Magritte (a giant eye formed as a frame of a blue sky with clouds) is an invitation to reflect on the true nature of seeing and interpreting reality. It gets the beholder to a series of open questions, with a splendid result: the viewer both looks through it, as through a window, and is looked at by it; seeing and being seen simultaneously.
By choosing a human eye as a lens to look at the sky, Magritte essentially raises a question about humans perception of the world, both literally and figuratively. The way we perceive the world is essential to understand how we act for it.
The fact that the eye is not the property of someone, as it has not a face or head, makes me think of it as the eye of humanity. And I felt that, as the effects of global warming becomes more and more observable, it should evolve as a representation of the human condition not only into the world, but more precisely on Earth.
Background Credit: Magritte, The False Mirror
Earth Credit: NASA's Goddard
Music Credit: Giovanni Tria, September
Video montage: Joy Lasry
Playing with sun rays, a glass of water and a sheet of paper
How would you express the word obsession? I choose that visual because some people with obsessive-compulsive disorder can't get numbers out of their head, as they perform everyday tasks according to a certain numeric pattern. What I liked in the number 5 is that its morphology is close to the S, which allows the passage to letters, then the word. The music behind communicates the anxiety underlying this mental disease (sorry for that).
"Tenderness has seconds that beat more slowly than others". The day I read that quote of Romain Gary I was struck with that visual. And I remembered what Einstein said about the relativity of time: "An hour sitting with a pretty girl on a park bench passes like a minute, but a minute sitting on a hot stove seems like an hour.". Then it all made sense. Living in tenderness makes the life span longer ;)