Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Essence and "Illusion of Life"
Disney’s “illusion of life” was life regardless of, or above reality. Its believability, like that of all art, was its supremacy over the real world. The immediacy Disney gave fiction meant, in the end, this establishing of life over everything, like a consecration of it. That is why it was sheer reassurance. With repetition, formulation and dilution of fantasy to different fiction medium in different types of entertainment, it became taken for granted. Today, with virtual reality, fiction is more immediate, more sensory invasive than life itself. But those that had it revealed by Disney, that experienced it as his original and unique screening, purifying of life, experienced life as essence. In them a seed, that forgotten or not through adulthood, was planted and could never stop taking roots. Writing about it, realizing these roots, is a rebirth.
(From the Introduction of "From Mars to Marceline")