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Alexander Kluge 🐣

The moment you stop being in auto-pilot and become conscious. You’re feeling awkward, insecure and vulnerable as if you were brand-new to this world. But you also gain tremendous power over yourself and control over the situation. That’s, by the way, the greatest skill of actors.

They make it seem like there were on autopilot and doing what their character demands but in reality they are fully conscious and masters of full-body control.

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So, you could say acting (like other in-the-moment performances) is conscious training cos you can’t escape the moment.

P.S. I’m thanking my midnight walks for these kind thoughts and the tranquility that reigns the night when many people are sleeping (or at least try).