We reserve the right to control the level of interaction up to and including the total disregard of others. Cities are too big, populations too large to do otherwise.
But what of the moment of passing?
By capturing this moment, the camera creates the illusion of intimacy in a scene we recognize as merely another random passing. Noses seem to touch. Eyes seem to meet. An arm, following the arc of its natural movement, seems to be reaching out in a greeting.
These false encounters conjure up feelings of intimacy. In reality, drained of sentimentality, the participants become as rigid as the edifices that surround them and emerge as structured forms.”