“I am an eye. A mechanical eye. I, the machine, show you a world the way only I can see it. I free myself for today and forever from human immobility. I’m in constant movement. I approach and pull away from objects. I creep under them. I move alongside a running horse’s mouth. I fall and rise with the falling and rising bodies. This is I, the machine, maneuvering in the chaotic movements, recording one moment after another in the most complex combinations.
Freed from the
boundaries of time and space. I co-ordinate any and all points of the
universe, wherever I want them to be. My way leads towards the creation
of a fresh perception of the world. Thus I explain in a new way the
world unknown to you. "
-- Dziga Vertov, 1923