Where Are We Now? Mark Cousins

"has someone pressed fast forward..."

As I write this I think that I could suggest three depictions of NOW

First - is a Pier Paolo Pasolini poem:




Grown up?  Never - never - !

Like existence itself

which never matures

staying always green

from splendid day to splendid day -

I can only stay true

to the stupendous monotony of the mystery.

That's why I've never abandoned myself

to happiness,

that's why

in the anxiety of my sins

I've never been touched

by real remorse.

Equal, always equal,

to the inexpressible

at the very source

of what I am.



Second - is the film I always talk about, Santiago Alvarez' Now

Third - is a single tracking shot from Chantal Akerman's D'Est