This is a non-linear narrative, this is a montage, this is a documentary film about what you can't see, this is an essay made with new grammar. It is not about beauty, but it does use it. This is patient shots of acceleration and speed that observe the boundary between what is "man-made" and what is "nature" to bring either side of the doorway into sharper focus.
'Everything that falls upon the eye is apparition, a sheet dropped over the world's true workings. The nerves and the brain are tricked, and one is left with dreams that these specters loose their hands from ours and walk away, the curve of the back and the swing of the coat so familiar as to imply that they should be permanent fixtures of the world, when in fact nothing is more perishable.'
Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping
'The optical illusion prompted by speed produces a double phenomenon: if, on the one hand, in the exhilaration of the accelerated movement, the passenger casts his gaze upon things that appear to be moving although they are in fact at rest while it is he who passes by; on the other hand, in contemporary urban life, those around us give the impression of being stationary, of being our neighbors, even though they will soon disappear forever.'
Paul Virilio, Negative Horizon
The use of montage "to expose the subjective logic—the thought, the dream, the memory—instead of the logic of the subject." - Tarkovsky