That Cube Caught My Fantasy…

Some months ago, I found in YouTube this wonderful video of Carl Gustav Jung at his Bollingen Tower. The footage prominently features a stone that he carved and put in his garden, next to the lake, as an offering for his 75th birthday. Following the trail of two sets of image-associations, this essay goes from Telesphoros (the bewitching figure carved in one of the sides of the stone) to Nicolas Roeg's 'Don't Look Now' and Krzysztof Kieślowski's 'Dekalog I'.

On Doubles and Revelations: ‘The Double Life of Véronique’ (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1992)

My mother and brother were standing there, with their backs to me. I must have walked very stealthily, because they remained unaware of my presence. "Hey, what are you doing?", I asked. They both shuddered and turned towards me. What I remember most is their looks of astonishment. As happens in the movies after a character has seen a ghost, they were awestruck and could barely speak. "We … thought … you were there", mumbled my brother signalling the window. He invited me to come closer so that I could see it for myself...