Dennis van Vreden/annoreflection
Why is this relevant to the notion of Interface?
Well what got me thinking at last week's seminar. When we were talking about the soldiers interface of the uniform.
It got me thinking about our facade as the interface. The surface with which we communicate.
Is the evil side of the Freikorpsmen an interface? Or is it that we all have our own interface, but behind it we are in fact all the same? Like in the movie Freedom Writers where Erin compares the minorities in her classroom to what the Jews had to suffer through for so many years.
How has that interface then taken form? Who gave us this interface layer? Is it a projection of ourselves that we create to adjust to what society wants us to display?
In the Celluloid Closet its becoming more and more clear to me that we are so naive sometimes in watching cinema. Even in my own case. It's because you can see lives of people in movies of which you are not familiar with in your own circle, your own environment. So when you see it in the movie you take that for what it is. "Most expressions about homosexuality in movies are indirect. And that's interesting because that's how we express homosexuality in life. That we could only express ourselves indirectly, just as people on the screen could only express themselves indirectly. The characters are in the closet, the movie is in the closet and we are in the closet".
Or am I mistaking interface for the word identity? Or do they have similarities?
Can we distance ourselves from this interface?