Episode Fifty-One: Masque Disclosures.
In which covering reveals.
A diary by means of a collage by means of a cartoon. Verbose explication in the comments. On hiatus. read comics the wrong way at: Latent Narratives
read comics the wrong way at: Latent Narratives
Oats GulwickFebruary 13, 2017 at 12:41 PMReplyDelete
The actor/director Crispin Glover sells bricolage books that he has, for decades, created using nineteenth century volumes in which he blacks out much of the text, and collages in foreign images (adulterated photos, illustrations), or his own text in his own curious scrawl. I'm not clear whether he believes he is creating a new story, or editing the text down to it's true, distilled narrative. In any event, the books are inspiring. We saw him live, reading these stories to a slideshow projection of each books' pages.
Trump's election bringing the novel 1984 to the forefront, questions of media/government control over reality. Reality is what is left when everything else is cropped out; reality is what is made when everything else is pasted back in.
Also relevant: issues of how memory works (or fails to work). I am of an age in which that is an ever-growing reality and concern.
The idea that selective deletion reveals Truth. This is appealing: so much noise, the negative voices in the first three panels (censure, anxiety, measure) ... can they be let go?
Joseph Campbell: “Heaven and hell are within us, and all the gods are within us.” Who we are is found, not made.
Guy holds a neolithic mask.