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Ted Fendt

泰德·芬特

Classical Period

古典时代

卡尔和朋友间的对话,总围绕着建筑、文学、神学和历史等议题展开。每次思维碰撞都不停产生下一段对话的灵感火花,最终讨论汇聚成河流永无止境地向前流淌——总有下一个脚注,下一条理论,下一部歌集,下一场翻译例举,丰富的精神世界几乎让日常生活陷入困顿。这群朋友谈其专精得荒谬的知识体系时,个个滔滔不绝,难掩笑容,但同时都各自沉浸在自己的世界之中。说者与听者之间,没有了古典学派的引经据典,是否就能真正了解彼此?

For Cal and his circle, they barely conduct a single conversation that doesn’t revolve around architecture, literature, theology, history. There are always more footnotes, theoretical perspectives, cantos, translations to cite, so many ways of keeping everyday life at bay. When the friends exchange all this absurdly specific knowledge, they do so with such earnest relentlessness that it’s hard to suppress a smile, although melancholy is never far away. Even when the group gets together, they often remain apart in the frame with no wider shot to connect them, one face holds forth, another stays silent, are they even in the same place at all?

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