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Interface | Episode 05

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Still in his pink form, Blue Guy enters the museum and makes his way up the entrance stairs, through a long hallway and into a small checkered-tile room. Inside the room there is a painting resembling 'The Son of Man' by René Magritte and a statue that takes inspiration from 'The Eye' by David Altmejd. Upon reaching the room Mischief transforms back into his original serpentine form and explains how they forgot "what it's like to be human". Mischief also goes on to explain that he can witness the world through Blue Guy's eyes but he cannot feel or sense any meaning behind what he sees. They are interrupted by the sense of a presence as a mother and her son make their way to the room, forcing Mischief to hide by transformation. Mischief is able to hide by taking the form of a sunflower growing up the sides of the corner statue. The episode ends with the mother looking perplexed and the young boy facing away, almost as in fear.
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Art references: The Son of Man, 1964 René Magritte "Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see. There is an interest in that which is hidden and which the visible does not show us. This interest can take the form of a quite intense feeling, a sort of conflict, one might say, between the visible that is hidden and the visible that is present." - René Magritte

The Eye 2010-2011
David Altmejd
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i'm a beautiful sunflower lol

This one had a touch of comedy to it.

When he grew into the flower and said "...I'm a beautiful sunflower", somehow that was so funny to me xD

So, were the mannequins from the original mischiefs shipmates or is he a "they" (like it reads above), that is, a combination of his shipmates? Who are the shipmates/what happened to them?

shit. Just shit. I am so in awe of your work. The child sees Mischief, instinctively recognizes itself, and looks away in fear. Out-frickin-standing. Never have I seen something use Jungian? symbolism so succinctly and in such a masterful way. It's a far superior application to anything I could ever dream up, let alone manifest to any satisfying degree. I say 'something' rather than the expected 'someone' because I am again paying homage to your work in another respect, and I suspect you probably know how. ;) Possibly, anyway. I feel... enthralled, intrigued. Mischief is frightening yet kind, present yet absent, approachable yet foreboding. This series is without a doubt the most fascinating study I have seen in years. Thank you so much for this gift. The only irksome thing is my own failing; I know intuitively that I am missing something, some recognition with regard to this series that will elucidate my own jagged dealings with ephemeral experience, but I cannot reach it to define it, and thusly have yet to cup it from the waters. So frustrating! AND MAGRITTE! YOU HAVE MAGRITTE! Did you ever read Mythago Wood? I read it as a child, and it continues to shape me. (The altered Magritte cover edition, Le Blanc Seing). together with Grant's Rumors of Spring, it made for a terrible and beautiful journey. I only had the stomach for the second book, Lavondyss after the first, sadly. I am a coward who has not yet read the rest. But then, I may not need to.

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  • Daily 2nd Place August 1, 2018

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