Form out of Formlessness

Just as silence doesn’t exist in the sonic realm, so too does it elude us in the cinematic.

The poet’s eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,

Doth glance from heaven and earth, from earth to heaven;

And as imagination bodies forth

The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen

Turns them to shapes and gives to sort nothing

A local habitation and a name.

-William Shakespeare

“…not only does silence exist in a world full of speech and other sounds, but any given silence takes its identity as a stretch of time being perforated by sound.” -Susan Sontag, Aesthetics of Silence

“How strange this silence would seem without these crickets here to explain.”-William Michaelian

I make things mostly of the cinematic sort. Interested in art as process of self alteration. Support me on patreon.com/patrickshen.

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