Experiments: Blending modes and collage footage

The following extract from my dissertation explains my interest for the marvellous:

The depiction of the extraordinary in the ordinary aimed to restore people’s sensitivity for the simple but unusual aspects of life. A need for such change of perspective arose out of the comforts of a modernized society, as Duplessis (1950, p. 35) explains in the following:

“Sensitivity to the marvelous is a delicate and precious gift, which is necessary to safeguard, since it is lost upon any man who presses forward in his own life as long a road that is better and better paved, who advances in worldliness with ever-increasing ease, and who progressively rids himself of the taste for the unusual.”

The loss of this ‘taste for the unusual’ would mean to become robot-like machine men who only function in ordered environments. Surrealists sought to countervail this prospect. For Rosemont, surrealism “is an unrelenting revolt against a civilization that reduces all human aspirations to market values, religious impostures, universal boredom and misery” (1978, p. 1). A similar mentality can be found in modern street art and street activism where artists like Banksy meet the monotony of urban life with rebellious creativity.