Saturday, August 23, 2008

Photohunt: Wrinkled

If you've read Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, then you might be familiar with her concept of "tessering" (however innacurate that was). Tessering involves the use of a tesseract, a 5th dimension of sorts, that enables one to fold the fabric of space and time and thus do time travel through such "wrinkles in time".

I saw the play "Noli at El Fili Dekada 2000 (Dos Mil)", a contemporary adaptation of Jose Rizal's "Noli Me Tangere" and "El Filibusterismo" last thursday. I'd like to think this very play passed through such wrinkles in time to remind us Filipinos not to be complacent and to remain vigilant for we are facing many of the same things that Jose Rizal and our country's forefathers gave their lives up for today.

Poster for the play. Depicts the 2 faces the main character, from the idealistic reformist Ibarra to the I-want-change-now rebel Simoun.

I like this photo I took of the cast page in the souvenir program. Surely this one "tessered" to the present.

A fitting reminder as we celebrate National Heroes Day next week don't you think? If you want to see the play and haven't yet done so, you have until tomorrow to do so.

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Gabriel said...

Very interesting! Great job today.

My post is here. Have a great weekend!

kaycee said...

It is indeed! Good choice my friend =)
Enjoy the weekend!

jams o donnell said...

Nice take on this week's theme. Ive not read the book and the play(s) sound like they are well worth seeing. Happy weekend

Anonymous said...

yup, very interesting... one of the clever ideas for this weeks theme

My Wrinkled Photo

Anonymous said...

Interesting, your mention of A Wrinkle in Time - I know it well and have taught it in school. :)

Great job this week witht he PhotoHunt. :)

Anonymous said...

Interesting choice.

Randi said...

A really interesting take on this week’s theme.
Happy weekend

philos said...

@gabriel: Hehe.. thanks!

@Kaycee: Nothing compared to yours, but thanks! :)

@Jams: They are, thought a bit lenghty hehe

@Aeirin: Appreciate you saying that, thanks! :)

@Leslie: Haha... I'm glad I've met someone familiar with it. Thanks! :)

@archie: Thanks!

@Randi: Appreciate you saying so... I'm not so afraid of wrinkles anymore btw :)

Anonymous said...

What a unique post, I was thinking also of that book but I didn't feel like looking for the photo in my archives :)

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

Looks interesting to me :)

p/s: Snipping the wrinkled and wilted leaves will help the plant.

Anonymous said...

...taking shortcuts through time and space, creating a 'wrinkle in time'- I'd like to be able to do that!

Tessering is an intriguing concept, and yours is a smart take on this week's theme! :-)

Anonymous said...

nice interpretation. very interesting! i have not watched any play of that kind though.

Anonymous said...

Cool take on this theme. I loved "A Wrinkle in Time" and am glad to see it mentioned!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

congrats to your friends below and interesting wrinkle post

Hootin' Anni said...

Whoa!!! I love your take on this week's theme. Excellent! Way too excellent.

Mine is posted: HERE

Carver said...

Great take on the theme. I love Madeleine L'Engles books. I read them as an adult and when I had a daughter got them for her as a child. I also think the adaptation of Jose Rizal's play sounds like a good one for National Heroe's week as a reminder, although I am not familiar with it. Happy weekend.

Ladykli said...

Now that's what I call thinking outside the box! Very clever indeed. I love the poster.

Anonymous said...

Great take on the theme. Very original. Thanks for visiting us at snap2.

Rebecca Mecomber said...

Very interesting. I like art. I haven't read the book but I did see the movie (which I didn't like). But the concept of wrinkles in time is interesting.

My Photo Hunt is up, too! Come see, if you can, and leave your link. :)

Baker Watson said...

Interesting take on the theme, the wrinkles in space and time. And nice connection to history and your homeland.

(thanks for the visit and comments - it is always a pleasure to see you drop by- have a good holiday)

Miss Elle said...

smart choice indeed philos. :)

Anonymous said...

definitely something new to me. :)

philos said...

@julie: Haha... thanks! That was actually the first thing I thought of when I read the theme :)

@Napaboaniya: Thanks, both for coming by and for answering my question :)

@dmeemai: Well, I love the term tessering, but I think the more accurate term is using a wormhole, but yeah, I agree--intriguing concept indeed :)

@PM: Thanks! Too bad you're too late to see this one...

@Annie: thanks! I'm glad you liked it :)

@marcia: thanks! thanks! :)

@Hootin' Anni: Appreciate you saying so :)

@Carver: Thanks! I've a L'engle neophyte though :)

@Ladykli: Thanks hehe

@Snap2Days: It was my pleasure, thank you too :)

@Mrs Mecomber: Thanks! :)

@Baker Watson: Thanks, I love coming over to see the pond :)

@Miss Elle: Thanks Elle! :)

@mistyeiz: I'm glad to have introduced something to somebody, thanks for coming by! :)

Shawie said...

that is such a noble portrait:) thanks for dropping and have a great week!

Tom said...

Nice take Philos. Hope we could make more Filipino heroes, acknowledged or unsung.

Thanks for your comments on my travel. I'm now thinking of listing all the places in the country that I've visited.

Momisodes said...

A fantastic choice! I haven't read the book, but it's certainly been on my list :)

philos said...

@Shawie: Thanks! :)

@TiOheM: You should, not only does it highlight the beauty of our country, it could also serve as a chronicle of your experiences too! :)

@Momisodes: Haha... with babisodes growing up so fast, you might read it together in a year or 2. Thanks for coming by! :)