Monday, May 30, 2005
Merhan Nasseri has been waiting at Charles de Gaulle airport for 15 years. Although he was originally denied entry to France, the legalities have long been settled, he refuses to leave his airport oasis; choosing to live there with his 1,000-page diary and growing fan club. Nasseri has put the rest of his life on pause.
Whether temporal or spatial, pauses are a form of disengagement; a process of productive inactivity. Just as white space is essential to defining a monochromatic image, pausing is essential to defining an experience. Blood moves in pulses, music rests between beats, eyes blink while looking, animals sleep to live. With the accelerating pace of contemporary life and businesses vying for our free time, pauses are becoming a cherished commodity. By inspecting or exaggerating pauses, we increase our understanding of them and their context, in both subject matter, and methodology.
tartito da ---gallizio
in the blossoming pausing era