“Sleeping With The Windows Open”, 2003
“I guess maybe I’m a frustrated architect”
Mathew Borrett er ikke uddannet kunstner, og forestillede sig i lang tid at han skulle blive arkitekt. Men hans college roommate gik på arkitektskolen, og refererede altid til den som ren “archi-torture”. Så han droppede tankerne og har en fornemmelse af at han rent faktisk er lykkeligere som den ‘drømmende arkitekt’ – “I get to do more exciting projects, I think”. Og det har han en vis pointe i.
I haven’t really read a lot of philosophy, though I did read a book called The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard — that was a really cool book. I think I’ve always had a strong sense of how a place feels, especially as a kid. And I don’t so much now, but I used to have a dream life that at times felt more extensive, somehow, than my waking life. I would see things far more vividly in dreams than through my eyes when I was awake. I often try to capture those sorts of feelings, where I feel like a place in a dream is a living thing somehow or that a forest or a city’s got some kind of consciousness to it.”, Citat
“Dreams And Grains Of Sand”, 2003