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“I think, therefore I am” – Replicant Pris from Bladerunner (1982 )
In Watercolour/Ink 210×290 on 280gsm
john dicandia, bladerunner, cyborg, replicant, clone
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And to think, that malingerer Descartes always took credit for that line. But, I’ll bet his mouth wasn’t nearly as interesting. I’m not quite sure what to think of it. Great work, my man. I want a replicant, but with a less ambiguous mouth. A is going nuts. Ready to be home.
Hi Rusty, I had this one up before but I decided it needed touching up, so I reloaded it. I realized that this makes alot of people feel uneasy including my wife and that was my initial intention. The famous line attributed to Descartes sounded more evocative coming fromPris Aka D Hannah’s mouth in Bladerunner. In my opinion anyway. AZ is good and she is in Hong Kong right now.
Btw.. The mouth is a keyhole I copied from one that I had lying around in my workshop. Made the connection between a mouth and a keyhole. Figure that out.
– John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )
Well, actually, it’s not attributed to, but was indeed written by Rene: the rationalist bastard. I didn’t recall it being in the film. That makes it 10x cooler. Oh, do I remember DH from when I was 12 and first saw this film? That was actually when I first wanted a replicant. You nailed her eyes. At least the mouth is not all puckered, that would be unnerving.
I want a replicant like Rachel Aka Sean Young, she was my wet dream that then. So it was Rene! Maybe the Romans or the Greeks came up with the saying first. Puckered up would look too cheesy!
Meant to say “back then”. I hate auto correct!
Nope, Rene wrote it in bed in the palace of the Queen of Switzerland. The famous Discourse on Method. Trust me, friend, I had that shit hammered into me. This is the clever move to escape solipsism. Of course, the missing premise is faulty as hell.
You must have read Proust, Emmanuelle Kant and Voltaire as well. I only read Voltaire back in high school.
My first word was book, John. I like books better than most people. At least if they bore me, I can toss them. I had a seminar on Kant, read Proust, just because, and Voltaire because he was a witty fucking bastard. You don’t get through a PhD in philosophy without these things. Try teaching Kant to a bunch of 18 year olds. I bet I prepared 4-6 hours each time I did a lecture on Kant, just to try to come up with some new fucking twist. Ever seen a herd of cows just stare at the same thing? Well, that was me teaching Kant and Hegel.
ha! ha! Love what you said about those bunch of 18 yos. You know I have 2,000 books in my collection with every subject matter know to mankind. My two sons love reading, especially the older one. At 8, Dante is reading Harper Lee and Jules Verne. As far as people are concerned, totally agree. With books, you can lose yourself entirely and escape reality. My children are far more interesting than most of the dimwits out there.
OMG Bladerunner is in my top five movies….and I’m trying to think of the year it is set, it’s not that far off. And so what is it like to be a human….:)
Its in my top five too. Its film with many layers and it gets better with age. My concept is faithful to the original book by Phillip K Dick “Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep” when it was set in San Francisco instead of LA. Hampton Fancher ( The child star from the TV series “Flipper” ) wrote the screenplay and came up with the Bladerunner concept years before it was even looked at by studio executives. The year it set was 2019 and the film was released in 1982 but was finished around 1979 and was shelved for nearly two years. It was almost left on the cutting room floor.
PS – brilliant art,this is a concept that should be explored and explored.
There is so much you can do with this story. Thank you so much for your sparkling comment.
OMG! Love it Jovan! This takes the cake with uber-creepiness and uneasiness. I remember you showing me this once and it was unfinished and even then it evolving into something sinister. Bladerunner is definitely in my top 5 of all time of favourites. Talk to you soon. Love Annie Z XO
Hey Annie, hope you are enjoying HK? You always seem to have the time to look at my work and comment. You are too kind sweetie! Ciao for now JD xoxo
Interesting work John…some discomforting elements in it. )
Thank you Cathy, glad you find it interesting. Cheers John D :))
You seem to be everywhere Ushna ( that’s a good thing ) and thank you for yet another feature. Cheers from John D :)))
Wow! Love the Wicked comment Hugh!
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