âSleeping With The Windows Openâ, 2003
“I guess maybe Iâm 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 pĂ„ arkitektskolen, og refererede altid til den som ren “archi-torture”. SĂ„ han droppede tankerne og har en fornemmelse af at han rent faktisk er lykkeligere som den ‘drĂžmmende arkitekt’ – “I get to do more exciting projects, I think”. Og det har han en vis pointe i.
I havenât really read a lot of philosophy, though I did read a book called The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard â that was a really cool book. I think Iâve always had a strong sense of how a place feels, especially as a kid. And I donât 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 cityâs got some kind of consciousness to it.”,Â Citat