Tuesday, April 05, 2016


Image from NJ Namju Lee, "Invisible Dream," 2009

Flat, flattened, a collapsing of time and space
by a trick of the light, by some post-production
voodoo. The walls in this bedroom seem matte.
The world outside this room? I believe I could
follow a seam until I found a loose edge, then
duck behind a landscape as if it were a painted
matte. And you? Although our characters have
been shot on separate sets, the VFX editor masks
us, then sets us down in places, and times, and
stories so flatly non-reflective, matte-made that
I want to step outside every last frame, undo it.

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