“Things are entirely what they appear to be and behind them… there is nothing.”
— Jean-Paul Sartre, La Nausée (1938)
“Am I dreaming? Am I real? Is this reality? Lalala…!”
— Holger Czukay, Trench Warfare (1982)
Q: What is reality?
A: Going soft & bleeding tears. This smoldering cowboy here had a bad night.
Q: Where is reality?
A: Flagging down the nowhere train. Release me & check the controls!
Q: When is reality?
A: From the a.m. till dawn. Throw the gold ring in the fifth round.
Q: Who is reality?
A: My bespoken flesh. Guilt tripping on my mother’s tears.
Q: Why is reality?
A: Let a million eyes freeze over. Read the guilty ones.
“Krysmopompas!” – Scenes from Wolfgang Gremm’s Kamikaze 1989 (1982)
Peter Bies © 2012