Monday, March 3, 2008

Above a reduced version of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. "Everything else outside of ourselves is unreal and first becomes reality, when we turn it into reality by virtue of the power of the mind." Expressionists had an urge to create the world anew, which bears a similarity to that characteristically animistic attitude of the Expressionist poets and playwrights who create in their texts an alternative world of selfhood in which figures and events are meaningful only as essences or as correlatives of consciousness, and in which “the mind forms reality according to the idea.