Nothing can replace the spontaneity of the moment.

But digitising, documenting and recording possess a potent opportunity to hold things for a few seconds longer - to slow things down just long enough to experience them more fully.
I think the obssession for documentation comes from the (human) world travelling so fast around us that we want to crystallise the moment as it is happening so we may take up a slower dialogue with it. It is a balancing act, being present in midst of a moment and a movement and saving some of it to digest later. To record or really listen?

1 comment:

Pablo said...

what youve written is so poignant and beautiful Chay Ya. Life goes way too fast and a written catalogue is a good help in keep track of where you were and of looking at parts of yourself with different eyes.