NOTEBOOK ∙ ISSUE 2 ∙ WE TRAVELLED A LOT...
NOTEBOOK 2 • WE TRAVELLED A LOT… • 2022 MUBI 128 pgs 236 imagens • Dedicated to Jean-Luc Godard • Publisher Efe Cakarel • Editor in Chief Daniel Kasman • Project Director Jason Ropell • This issue is published with two covers with photography by Park Chan-Wook, from the ongoing series “Your Faces” • Design Irene Lee • PVP 22€ • Livraria Linha de Sombra • www.linhadesombra.com • Cinemateca Portuguesa-Museu do Cinema.
At the end of 2019 I broke my own heart. I left Toronto. I left my family. I left my friends. I had been filming, living, and wearing that city for the last eighteen years and, suddenly, I decided to peel its gridlike structure off of me. I thought movement was the answer, so I spread myself as thin as thread. I wove myself in to the road. As I travelled, I recalled a phenomenon that I experienced when I was a child. Around the age of six I had a dream that I was a master of teletransportation: I’d close my eyes and look down, and then I looked up and opened them again, I would somehow find myself in a new localization. I believe that these were my earliest attempts to escape through a physical form of editing. Each time I closed my eyes and opened them, I could hop from the foot of my parents’ bed, to the living room, and back to my closet. I could disappear whenever I wanted. I his poem “Acropolis Gi,” expat American-Greek filmmaker Gregory Markopoulus described a similar sensation: “editing as it held in space suspended.” As an adult, I decided I would harness my energy; I blinked. I spliced. I travelled. I no longer needed to explain how I got from one place to the next.”
QUOTE TAKEN FROM THE FILM – FROM THE NOTEBOOK OF… Robert Beavers