SCREEN. [GMT+8 HONG KONG]

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In Chinese temples, wooden doors act as a screen between the front entrance and the altar. This is a public safety measure to prevent all the qi from gushing out onto the pavement at once.


SCREEN. [GMT-8 LOS ANGELES]

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THROUGH A MIRROR DARKLY

Saul was getting fed up with looking at her through the damn glass. He hated to fight with his girlfriend, but having to battle it out through two semi-translucent panes only made it worse.

“I don’t remember it that way.” Her intonation was flat; was she being consoling or scathing? He tried looking at her eyes for any clues. He could make out just blurry splotches of white. Her eyebrows, too, just slightly darker scratches hidden behind the dirty wall of glass strapped to her face.

“I’m sorry Sarah.” He left her then.

The park was no better. On the way there, he passed by scores of people on the side of the street. Suddenly he was worried about crashing into them, or merely having his pane of glass scrape across the side of theirs. Either way, the image of their faces colliding into each other, diamond-like shrapnel reflecting sunlight, exploding shards cutting across skin, through clear air, drummed in his mind. He felt uncomfortable lying on the grass now, his neck crooked from the window mounted to his head, lifting it awkwardly off the ground.

So he drove out of the city, out of the city to Joshua Tree. He kneeled on the coarse yellow dirt and looked at the sun, dark, dingy, a menacing creature stalking prey behind brambles.

“Get this off of me.”

He felt a burning sensation on his forehead as the sun grew hotter and hotter. The mirror melted away, and his eyes were painful with brightness. Blue was blue. His skin seared in light, but he saw.


SCREEN. [GMT-4 NEW YORK]

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PEOPLE WHO LOOK AT/THROUGH SCREENS:

1. Peeping Toms

2. Computer Programmers

3. Cinephiles

4. Couch Potatoes

5. Coy Geishas


SCREEN. [GMT+1 LONDON]

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The Royal Opera House presents “Live Fire Exercise,” featuring a real time 3D projection.