All Light, Expanded
Explore an interactive companion of articles, quotes, links, and archival materials that inspired the 2021 documentary All Light, Everywhere.
“The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its ﬁll of hearing. What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”
“We all feel that there is something more. That the curtain has not yet been lifted. There is a prophet within us, forever whispering that behind the seen lies the immeasurable unseen.”
“Archives are the product of a process which converts a certain number of documents into items judged to be worthy of preserving and keeping in a public place, where they can be consulted according to well-established procedures and regulations. As a result, they become part of a special system, well illustrated by the withdrawal into secrecy or ‘closing’ that marks the ﬁrst years of their life. For several years, these fragments of lives and pieces of time are concealed in the half-light, set back from the visible world. A ban of principle is imposed upon them. This ban renders the content of these documents even more mysterious. At the same time a process of despoilment and dispossession is at work: above all, the archived document is one that has to a large extent ceased to belong to its author, in order to become the property of society at large, if only because from the moment it is archived, anyone can claim to access the content.”
“I am interested in an exchange with my audience, tackling a subject in such a way that it becomes productive and generates a force ﬁeld via which others can continue to work on it. It is about gaining new access to things: about establishing a mode in which one not only sees something differently through the images, but sees the images themselves differently.”