Are shadows negative space, or is light actually the absence of darkness, the predominant universal?
Image: The spinning shadow of a big bird cage cast on a man’s face adds atmosphere.
Ashes of Time (1994), director, Kar Wai Wong
“What men call the shadow of the body is not the shadow of the body, but is the body of the soul.” – Oscar Wilde
There was a game my friends and I played back in China when we were kids. One of us was chosen to begin as the “ghost”, and he or she would try to catch the others. If caught, that kid would then assume the role of the “ghost” and the chase would begin anew. It sounds like a super universal kids’ game. However, there was a twist. The definition of “catching” in this Chinese version of this game of tag meant stepping onto another’s shadow. It’s interesting to realize our shadow is an extension of ourselves, yet sometimes it changes even as…
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