Monday, January 22, 2007

The Paradigm of Movement, Perceived

what is movement in the real world?

what is movement in physical architecture?

metaphor? allusions to fluidity emedded in solid structure?

a sense of feeling for how it makes one move? ...inside... and out.

observed shift -- change -- in elemental state contrasted against stasis?

movement in the real world is slow, and / or erratic.

winds rolling through grass on the plain.

ruffled clothe, shape-shifting, between the fabric of our pants and the cushion of a couch.

water pushing into the air, a tower of wet crystal, a liquid feeling, the sound of water. a beautiful fountain.

the shadows of light cast upon a wall, lit down through the turns of a lambrequin arch. light through materials, through form, and space, over time, climate and season.

...looking long becomes looking slow.

movement in the virtual world is fast, and / or controlled.

refresh rates, scan-lines, televised imagery.

rapid colors. rapid change. rapid shape-shifting, pre-programmed into narrativized sequence.

animated billboards of bright lights.

LEDs and LCDs drawing our attention. sceens which capture the imagination. onieric immerision in vivid vivacity.

a pornography empoying jump-cut scenes to push our emotions into states of omnipresent movement and dynacism.

...looking long becomes looking fast.

The human mind and body is caught between both worlds -- the virtual and real.

Thus is movement in our real worlds. between freedom and control. between illusion and tangibility. between peace and war. between war and peace. between forever having lived to forever having yet to be born.

Embedded between is our permant state of mobility.

From within, our bodies move faster than the world around us.

From outside, the world moves faster than our bodies appear to us.