Wednesday, 27 May 2009

tarkovsky, etc

"Generally people's memories are coloured by poetry. The most beautiful memories are those of childhood. Of course, memory has to be worked upon before it can become the basis of an artistic reconstruction of the past; and here it is important not to lose the particular emotional atmosphere without which a memory evoked in every detail merely gives rise to a bitter feeling of disappointment. There's an enormous difference, after all, between the way you remember the house in which you were born and which you haven't seen for years, and the actual sight of the house after a prolonged absence. Usually the poetry of the memory is destroyed by confrontation with its origin" Tarkovsky (discussing 'Ivan's Childhood')

1 comment:

Esme said...

L O V E this!
The text: My parents just moved out of my childhood home and it was a very strange experience. It has inspired some of my recent work.