‘Zone’

Still from Andrei Tarkovsky, Stalker, 1979

Still from Andrei Tarkovsky, Stalker, 1979

“All things are engaged in writing their history…Not a foot steps into the snow, or along the ground, but prints in character more or less lasting, a map of its march.The ground is all memoranda and signatures; and every object covered over with hints. In nature, this self registration is incessant, and the narrative is the print of the seal.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1850) quoted in Robert Macfarlane, The Old Ways, A Journey on Foot, Penguin Books: London 2013, pp.5
Image reproduced from Andrei Tarkovsky, Stalker, 1979, http://dinca.org/stalker-poster-artwork-tarkovski-surrealism/1058.htm