waiting for rain
lecture notes 5 (detail)
16 October 2018
epigram ex Xu Bing, in discussion of his film Dragonfly Eyes (2017).
Xu Bing was explaining how he and his colleagues found a storyline in 11,000 hours of surveillance footage. “The storyline swims into view,” is how he put it (how his translator put it, anyway). There came a point where they needed a country road — they had that — but it needed to be in the rain. A rainy road they didn't have. And so they waited, watched weather forecasts for locations of specific surveillance cameras...
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the phrase “waiting for rain” was on the page that contains this scribble; the scribble is only a scribble.
17 October 2018
tags: notes; rain; scribble; waiting; Xu Bing