Wim Wenders · Tokyo-Ga (1985)


I had a camera with me and I shot footage. These images now exist and they have become my memory. But I can’t help thinking if I had been there without the camera I now would be able to better remember. On the fly over they showed a film and like always I tried not to watch it and like always I found myself watching it. Without the sound, the images on the tiny screen upfront seemed only that much more empty to me. A hallow form fading and imitating emotion. It felt good just to look out the window. If only it were possible to film like that – I thought to myself – like when you open your eyes, sometimes. Just to look, without wanting to prove anything.