Raúl Ruiz

Raúl Ruiz, a Chilean director who presented a labyrinthine, cryptic picture of individual psychology and social relations in “Mysteries of Lisbon” and more than 100 other films, died on Friday in Paris.
He was 70.

Filmstill from: The Three Crowns of A Sailor, 1982

watch a portrait of the filmmaker below


Rain - Japanese Woodcuts

Not even a hat --
and cold rain falling on me?
Tut-tut! Think of that!

Matsuo Bashô

Shiro KASAMATSU, Spring Rain at Yushima Tenjin Shrine
, 1935


Black & White - Mirrors

Man is a mirror for man.

Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Brassaï, Juan-les-Pins, aux Folies-Bergères, 1932


Visible - Invisible IV

Profound boredom, drifting here and there in the abysses of our existence like a muffling fog, removes all things and men and oneself along with it into a remarkable indifference. This boredom reveals being as a whole.

Martin Heidegger, What is Metaphysics? 1929

Ed Ruscha, Your Space #1, 2006



No sooner had the Snake beheld this reverend figure, than the King began to speak, and asked: "Whence comest thou?" "From the chasms where the gold dwells," said the Snake. "What is grander than gold?" inquired the King. "Light," replied the Snake. "What is more refreshing than light?" said he. "Speech," answered she.

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