One can explain the concept. You love that which you can lose: Yourself, a woman, a homeland. Until today love was simply unattainable to mankind, to the earth. These are so few of us. A few billion altogether. A handful! Maybe we’re here in order to experience people as a reason for love.
— Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972)
We don’t want to conquer space at all. We want to expand Earth endlessly. We don’t want other worlds; we want a mirror. We seek contact and will never achieve it. We are in the foolish position of a man striving for a goal he fears and doesn’t want. Man needs man!
Film Posters by Adam Juresko for Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris, Terrence Malick’s Badlands, Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal, Jean-Luc Godard’s Vivre Sa Vie, Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive, David Lynch’s Eraserhead, and Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket.
“Science? Nonsense. In this situation, mediocrity and genius are equally useless. We have no interest in conquering any cosmos. We want to extend the Earth up to the borders of the cosmos. We don’t know what to do with other worlds. We don’t need other worlds. We need a mirror. We struggle for contact, but we’ll never find it. We’re in the foolish human predicament of man pursuing a goal that he fears, that he has no need for. Man needs man.”
Solaris, Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, cinematography by Vadim Yusov, 1972
To Celebrate I decided to Make a New Shop In Solaris, A Plant/Book Shop Ran by resident, Clover (Not the Character In the Photo, I couldn’t take one with Clover because her outfit isn’t ready yet, plus she’s camera shy). I wanted to make it cozy and i think i succeeded.
A: I see you’re desperate for me to tell you what you should have learned in school. I will give you this comfort: human knowledge is infinite and boundless. But that doesn’t mean that the problem we are struggling with will be solved this year, this decade, or this century