Friday, August 24, 2012

for Jorge

Experimental Cinema tribute: link || Patrick Mendes' tribute: link || “He wrote me,” the narrator says, speaking of the imaginary documentarian who is supposed to not be Marker, “that only one film had been capable of portraying impossible memory… In the spiral of [its] titles, he saw Time covering a field ever wider as it moved away, a cyclone whose present moment contains, motionless, the eye.” (J. Hobermann, "The Lost Futures of Chris Marker", NYR Blog: link) || "...and I wondered if a memory is something you have or you've lost." (Gena Rowlands in W. Allen's Another Woman) || [...] only bearing in his cou[n]tenance euide[n]t marks of a sorowful mind supported with a weak bodie, which they perceiuing, & knowing that the violence of sorow is not at the first to be striue[n] withal: (being like a mighty beast, soner tamed with following, tha[n] ouerthrowe[n] by withsta[n]ding) they gaue way vnto it for that day & the next; neuer troubling him, either with asking questions, or finding fault with his mela[n]cholie, but rather fitting to his dolor dolorous discourses of their own & other folks misfortunes. Which speeches, thogh they had not a liuely entra[n]ce to his se[n]ces shut vp in sorow, yet like one half asleep, he toke hold of much of the matters spoken vnto him, so as a man may say, ere sorow was aware, they made his thoughts beare away something els beside his own sorow, which wrought so in him, that at le[n]gth he grew co[n]tent to mark their speeches, then to maruel at such wit in shepheardes, after to like their company, & lastly to vouchsafe confere[n]ce [...] (The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia: link) || Then be not coy, but use your time, And while ye may, go marry: For having lost but once your prime, You may for ever tarry. (Robert Herrick, To the Virgins, to make much of Time) || AW's tribute: at sea: link || Condolences to Jorge's friends and family.


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