I would like to conclude this year’s report on Subtle technologies festival with a note on life and time.
I want to dedicate this to my good friend Arlan Londoño, a Colombian Canadian artist and curator who had given me curatorial advice on the final panel. I had invited him to participate as discussant, but as a twist of life and irony, he passed away two weeks before the event. At his memorial, his friends and family read excerpts from favorite books. one of them was a quote from Andrey Tarkovsky’s Sculpting in Time.
I believe that there couldn’t be a better quote to end my contribution.
Time is a condition for the existence of our “I”. It is like a kind of culture medium that is destroyed when it is no longer needed, once the links are severed between the individual personality, and the conditions of existence. What is known as the moment of death is also the death of individual time: the life of a human being becomes inaccessible to the feelings of those remaining alive, dead for those around him.