This is a map made by an exiled pianist, as a directive to the members of his band. He could not foresee that his musical and topographical instruction should be used backwards. As a cartographer, he was not appreciated in his own country.
While trying and failing to embed Peter Greenaway’s hilarious film, A Walk Through H (1978), which is what I actually want you to watch here (so pardon this aside – it’s what I do), I found this 3D walk-through of the Beis Hamikdash in Jerusalem. This is the temple where, in the New Testament, Jesus is said to have prayed and chased merchants away, claiming they were desecrating the temple. The temple in this video.
A pretty thorough effort, I think.
After all, why visit the Holy Land when one can see it in 3D? As a matter of fact, why write a bible when one can make 3D representations of the conversations one has with her cat, with her cat speaking softly in a deep, sexy voice (a la Screw-Jack)?
And perhaps that’s all one needs to experience a moment. Brooklyn in the 90s, for instance.
Speaking of Brooklyn in the 90s, can you believe Stephon Marbury plays in China now? Believe it.
Believing in the representation of something is the first step towards accepting the existence of everything. Not believing in the absence of a bridge is the first step into the valley of the shadow of death.
*Don’t forget to watch the film!