guest post: zoë talks surrealism.

and finally, we have my sister, zoë. if i’m the artsy one, then she’s the literary one. my freshman year in college, we took a class together called literature&thearts–the perfect manifestation of our interests and clearly, we both aced it. she is the most eloquent writer. and before i started this blog, i had her proof-read every single piece of writing i produced. so please, enjoy some fluid sentences for once–instead of my streamofconsciousness ramblings.


To me, surrealism captures an element of thorough autonomy that isn’t as well-articulated in other movements. I love the fluidity between the conscious and the unconscious and the word and the image and from a modern perspective, I wonder retrospectively — what awesome the surrealists would have birthed had the digital space been an opportune medium in their era.  As I see it, we’re in an age where there’s fluidity between the physical and the digital, so what’s consciously happening is also virtually happening.  Fundamentally, we’re tethered to a need for real-time reality.  Sometimes I just wish we could all look back to the surrealists and supplement our physical and digital reality with the unconscious. The digital space is our way of sharing our physical realities with our respective communities.  But, what if we were also integrating our dreams — and not just in the finite sense. I’m not so sure what that would even look like — but we’ll get there some day, I’m sure.

No rules exist, and examples are simply life – savers answering the appeals of rules making vain attempts to exist. – Andre Breton
Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’, while others of a more curious nature will ask ‘why’. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information. – Man Ray
Creativity is that marvelous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realists and draw a spark from their juxtaposition. – Max Ernst
here are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses. – Louis Aragon
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing. – Salvador Dali
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