When I came home I expected a surprise & there was no surprise for me, so, of course, I was surprised.
– Ludwig Wittgenstein, Culture and Value, 52e
WITTGENSTEIN TRACTATUS, PETER FORGACS, 1992
even short video essays that refer to Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus with each essay relating to one of Wittgenstein's philosophical propositions. Home movies from early 20th century Europe are accompanied by voiceovers and written texts from Tractatus, and a somber, lyrical score. Scenes of bourgeois life are haunted by foreboding of the future. Drawing up the disjunction between language and image, Hungarian filmmaker Péter Forgács created a symbolic approach of Wittgenstein's theories of logic, language, reality and representation.