Coded Mind Maps. Mobility of Things in Michel Gondry's
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Zakodowane mapy umyslu. Mobilność rzeczy w filmie Michela Gondry’ego "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"
Coded Mind Maps. Mobility of Things in Michel Gondry's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"

Author(s): Joanna Spalińska-Mazur
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Gondry Michel

Summary/Abstract: Things have the power to induce a memory, even one that has shriveled or has been apparently erased. Images-objects code mind maps in their fullest and perfect form, and their mobility is the result of the employment of the free will, that evolves through the discovery of consecutive stages of freedom of the awakening mind. Meaningful things, that accumulate the memory of events, and that serve as triggers of hidden energy of mind and induce traces of powerful emotional experiences play an important role in the "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004) by Michel Gondry. The director tries to convince the viewer, that the erasure of memories as it is carried out in his film by the Lacuna Inc, that is the erasure based on mind maps of the patient, does not guarantee getting rid of the memories for ever, as there remain traces that are induced independently of the person’s will.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 74
  • Page Range: 120-128
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish