Traveling back from London last week, I caught the Eurostar ... that train that travels under the English Channel. I wasn't quite sure how I felt about it.
But I was fortunate. My traveling companion, by chance, was a lovely French guy called Nicolas Maurice. And he was kind enough to chat with me, patiently answering my questions and putting up with me all the way back to his world. The time sped by and the 20 minutes down in the tunnel was barely noticed by me.
I was curious about his work, most specifically his Masters project. Over on his website he has written, 'This is a reflexion on memory, virtuality, materiality, relationality and the construction of identity. It is the building of a three dimensional map of the neighborhood of my childhood as I remember it, departing from my writing practice, placing memories in space and letting them shape its structure. It is also an experiment in using computer graphics’ techniques and 3D softwares as a raw material, entering a dialogue with its digital nature, constraints limitations and possibilities. '
But more than that, he explained complex ideas in a ways that opened them up. Somewhere along the way, it occurred to me that I would have enjoyed sharing my classes with him, back when I was studying comparative literature.
Thank you, Nicolas Maurice.