expansion, contraction

18Feb11

…and respiration, as one example of the expansion/contraction rhythm. The sleeping scene in this William Kentridge animation (around the 1:00 mark) has been stuck in my mind for some time. I can’t put my finger exactly on why, but I am fixated on the persistence of these small rhythmic continuities (heartbeats, eyes blinking, swallowing spit, drinking water, peeing, etcetera) that accompany us living things wherever we go. It’s about life and its delicate edges, I think, too. And our vulnerability.

I suppose Kentridge is also fixated:

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