This text is taken from Dziga Vertov’s manifesto from 1922 regarding the status and role of the camera in film making. He was committed to liberating this machine from the limitations of human activity and perception.
Vertov, Dziga, Annette Michelson, and Kevin O’Brien. 1984. Kino-eye: the writings of Dziga Vertov. Berkeley, Ca: University of California Press.