Chimera

by Zbigniew

chi·me·ra

noun

an imaginary monster comprised of grotesquely disparate parts

a fanciful mental illusion or fabrication

synonyms

dream, fantasy, delusion

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“The touristic fixation of Vancouver as chimera functions to blind the visitor, just as it functions to blind the permanent inhabitants of the city itself; it hides more than it reveals, it renders invisible ….

“Digitally instructed by an airmail aerial postcard, Vancouver may appear as a metropolis that has passed directly from the pre-modern to the post-modern, leaving only a ghostly trace of the modern. A city that has emerged whole and intact, like a chimera.”

From Two Impossible Films: Das Kapital, by Mark Lewis