Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Blade Runner, Memories and TIF

electric sheep

One of my all time favorite movies is Blade Runner and i believe, paraphrasing here, almost anything in life can relate to it. Take our case in question this month's TIF topic, memories.
The replicants, who are robots in a world divided into humans and replicants, are so human that they miss having personal memories. There is something very human in keeping memories, and sharing them. And in a very touching gesture they steal photos from humans in order to construct their own memories.
There's also a beautiful invocation by Roy Batty, the most perfect replicant about memories that is actually his death poem, as in ritual sepukku.
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser gate. All those moments will be lost in time like tears in the rain. Time to die." (Roy)

i hope to have enticed you to look for the movie and watch it. i usually do not go for sci-fi, but this one goes beyond that label. It is a cult movie. And it's a treat to see a young Harrison Ford :)

As for me i kept working some more along the boxed memories metaphor using knitted wire. Don't know if it happens to you but once i get going with the concept i can't stop, had a couple more half finished projects for last month. However, i'm doing a lot of loom work now so i'm done for this month's TIF.

i was looking here for simplicity and i think i can't simplify more than this piece.
Game over.

linen boxes

neki desu


  1. These new pieces are lovely. I keep thinking about this month's concept too and am tempted to do some more pieces but I've become sidetracked with the almond blossom.

  2. Anonymous10:15 PM

    Neki, thanks for your comment on my blog.It's a bit late, I know, but it happened to me for the first time that while working on this month's concept one idea/piece has been evolving into next idea/piece. I have so far only read about "body of work", now I think I have experienced it a little bit. I am excited about it, i really am :).
    I like your simplifying a lot!

  3. I watched a show last night that listed the best movies of the last 100 years ... Bladerunner was in that list. Somehow, I didn't see it at the time. I am going to look at the video store.

  4. I am just now checking out Feb's tif peices and as usuaul your work is beautiful.

    The top one reminds me of a musical score and the bottom brings several things to mind. A short movie about a box evolving. A thought being scambled. Calm desdesending into frenzy.


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