A late addition to Lumen: David Phelps's superb translation of an interview with the great Jean-Claude Rousseau, about La Vallée close, vision, art, and the sense of things suspended.Tiresias: I have lived long. I have lived so much that every story I listen to seems to be my own. Which meaning do you say about the clouds in the sky? / Oedipus: A presence within the void...--Cesare Pavese, Dialogues with Leuco, 1947.But for there to be this rupturing of the frame, there has to be a frame, an enclosed space. My films are like that: in a room, but looking out onto an open sky. [...] Nothing can come face to face to confront the image. And certainly not anyone who’s looking at it, since he disappears into this vision...--Jean-Claude Rousseau, in conversation with Cyril Neyrat, 2008.