The added weight

Guadalajara, 2010

Perception of ‘lived’ reality and perception of artistic form, as I have said before, are essentially incompatible because they call for a different adjustment of our perceptive apparatus.

José Ortega y Gasset, The Dehumanization of Art (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1972), p. 25. *

Then perhaps, the only thing you carry with you to the other side of the mirror, is your past. An omnipresent added weight that shapes how you live on one side and how you see in the other.

* Seen on http://sensesofcinema.com/2009/feature-articles/tarkovsky-ortega-y-gasset/

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2 thoughts on “The added weight

  1. It is somewhat strange quoting Ortega y Gasset in english, kind of metaquoting in the search of what’s lost in translation. On the other hand, I’ve posted Camus quotes in english too, so I’m also a sinner.

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