“Can you understand,' asked my father, 'the deep meaning of that weakness, that passion for colored tissue, for papier-mache, for distemper, for oakum and sawdust? This is,' he continued with a pained smile, 'the proof of our love for matter as such, for its fluffiness or porosity, for its unique mystical consistency. Demiurge, that great master and artist, made matter invisible, made it disappear under the surface of life. We, on the contrary, love its creaking, its resistance, its clumsiness. We like to see behind each gesture, behind each move, its inertia, its heavy effort, its bearlike awkwardness.”
Bruno Schulz - The Street of Crocodiles.
uploaded to youtube by RawekVamp
The Street of Crocodiles aka The Cinammon Shops
Adapted and animated by The Brothers Quay ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brothers_Quay ) from the 1934 book by Bruno Schulz ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Schulz )
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