Deserted lookout (the Poet) - variation 1
Deserted lookout (the Poet) - variation 1
Deserted lookout (the Poet) - variation 387
Deserted lookout (the Poet) - variation 387
Deserted lookout (the Poet) - variation 556
Deserted lookout (the Poet) - variation 556
This mixed media canvas depicts the Poet at sunset time, wandering along Brussels' skyline as seen from a square of the Belgian State Administrative City. Deserted for over twenty years, its walls bear the work of urban artists.
This image is issued from an unreleased sequence in PAGES of ALBUM, a groundbreaking exploration of narrative cinema and its hybridization with plastic arts, motion design and literature. The sequence featured and expanded the poem Skin Haul from Jorge Díaz Martínez. "I am sad, Sara./ It's not worth telling you again,/ to speak of my false steps/ towards the night/ (...) / Waking up, the memories are itching./ Your love turns me inside out."
The scene recreates a recurring device in classic Spanish literature, the psychological projection of the landscape. The location enhances the feeling of decay of the main character, the Poet. He will wander alone on the site, contemplating Brussels' skyline and indulging in nostalgia, before falling prey to the night and its self-destructing rituals.