Yet there were these sudden, these unaccountable moments—being overtaken by love—everywhere—on top of buses, in crowded concert halls—sometimes on winter evenings with the skyscrapers floating, flickering above you […] merging with the crowds, examining the faces. This sense of brotherhood. You buried your loneliness in it.
But to feel alone in the presence of others is also to understand the singularity of human experience whilst experiencing the deep physical current that bings us to others whether we want that binding or no.
"In Asia, many spectators ask me the same thing: why do you make incomprehensible films? After a screening, they have tons of questions. Why this? Why a wall? What does it mean? I don’t know how to answer. I advise them to contemplate the moon. Because the moon cannot answer you. And nobody asks her questions for that matter. If you really look at the moon, you sense and feel new things each time. Her sight makes us more sensitive, more tender. Maybe it’s a budding solution to the world’s problem. In a way, my films… It’s what my films can’t do. The sight of the moon makes us tender, more sensitive, able to feel other people’s sorrow. In a way, my films are exercises for the audience. Those who enjoy them know how to moon gaze. If you’re a moon gazer you know how to watch my film."
Tsai Ming-liang in an interview before a screening of Stray Dogs (2013) at the Cinémathèque Française
"How exquisitely human was the wish for permanent happiness, and how thin human imagination became trying to achieve it."
people are forgetting how to move their bodies naturally
dance challenges are like re-programming people's bodies
as much as l don't want it to, it's even affecting the way l move.
if it's changing the ways our bodies function, how is this changing the ways our minds function ??? what is this doing to the ways we think+understand ??
It has to be handwritten — as if I’m talking to you face to face, as if I’m offering my hand in gratitude. Handwritten is the closest I could come up with. Personal. The feel of the hand reaching out, shaping each word. It must be by hand, since touch between hand to hand itself had become banished, dangerous.