Drawing (596) from THE BASIS OF MAKE-UP

"A U-2 espionage aircraft from the US in the 1950s over Sebaldsbrück ("I'll soon see the bridge") near Bremen: As a child sitting in a train, I thought it was a mechanical principle and not an optical illusion when the arches of the bridge rose and sank shortly behind the ceiling of the station as the train travelled through. The inscription G(CH)IAMULERA, the name of an ice-cream parlour in our small town, is in the field of vision of two eyes. One's gazes may be also jerkily shifted to create the impression of a filmic sequence. The eyelids as the wings of a Maltese cross. On the bottom right, eight flames devouring a human. Opposite, to the left, the depiction of a naked man on the communication circuit board of the Voyagerspace capsule-with wing feathers on the lower left arm. The story of an easy come, easy go black space. And no one there to tell or to read, and all hearts too small to pump the blood required for a flight." (From: Black Blocks, Cinema Scope #46, 2011).


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