The Shock of the New
A 1980 documentary television series written and presented by Robert Hughes, provided by BBC. First aired, then published.
"… It’s hard to think of any work of art, which one can say this made men more just to one another or this saved the life of one Jew or one Vietnamese. Books perhaps, but as far as I know, no paintings or sculptures. The difference between us and the artists in the 20s is that they had thought that such a work of art could be made. Perhaps it was their naivety that they could think so. But it’s our loss that we can’t."
-from the II: The Powers That Be
Vie et mort de l’image (Life and Death of Image, 이미지의 삶과 죽음)
written by Régis Debray in 1995
Vivian Maier (1926-2009), American amateur street photographer who was a nanny in most of her life in Chicago.
When I heard for the first time of her story, I thought like… they’ve made one more myth for sale. After I saw only a couple of her photos, I just thought, beautiful, quite one of a kind.
But everyone remembered, what she loved was this, here, now, in front of her; the fat lady in the cab (p.7)
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Perfect Blue (2004) Gon Satoshi
Pina Bausch, german dancer, choreographer (1940-2009)
"Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost"
Cafe Müller choreographed by Pina Bausch
Sherlock Jr. (1924) /Buster Keaton