(RE)PETITIONS

Repetition is a powerful tool of knowing.

Without it, art and science will not exist as we know it.

Repetition allows you the space to observe closely.

When you strip the difference between each note, each image,

you are left with something that is the ground.

This is the hidden intersection where form and content meet.

Sometimes, in music and film (because they exist in time),

you are never conscious of the difference between the particles of the work.

They move, and swirl, and disappear.

Like motes of dust dancing in the light.

But your mind keeps track.

It knows something you don’t.

If you are lucky, and keep still,

sometimes it will tell you what it knows.

Mia Blumentritt, Visual Anthropologist (from the essay “Which Came First, the Image or the Frame?”)

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