"Time is what keeps everything from happening at once"
Ray Cummings,"The Girl in the Golden Atom"
"These stories show the role of uchronia as one possible narrative expression of the refusal of the existing order of reality. The uchronic form allows the narrator to 'transcend' reality as given and to refuse to identify himself and be satisfied with the existing order. Through uchronia, these speakers say that the most desirable of possible worlds could be created someday, if the right chances are seized."
Allessandro Portelli, "Uchronic Dreams: Working Class Memory and Possible Worlds"
"So come the storms of winter
and then the birds in spring again
I have no fear of time
For who knows how my love grows?
And who knows where the time goes?"
Nina Simone, "Who knows where the time goes?"
Werner Herzog said "Andre Gide once famously said 'I modify facts to such a degree, that they resemble truth more than reality.' It's a very deep statement for me" [editor's note: we could not verify that Gide actually said this. When asked about the source of the quote, Herzog said "I may have invented it."]
Uchronic Records is a field team of theatre educators, dramatists, researchers, and filmmakers, who work with low-visibility communities, engaging with their realities, histories, and mythologies, in order to facilitate an autonomous reimagining of individual & collective identities, through participatory art.