Right? Back in 1978, lazy, uninspired morons (Freud’s definition of 8 to 12 year old mentality) got mocked for being so non-disruptively apathetic. That’s why I stayed in my room many autumn days and nights dreaming by the window. 118 more words
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“Every photograph is a certificate of presence. This certificate is the new embarrassment which its invention has introduced into the family of images.
…..The important thing is that the photograph possesses an evidential force, and that it testimony bears not on the object but on time.
The Elephant Man
Year: 1980, Genre: Drama, Director: David Lynch, Running time: 2 hours and five minutes, Warnings—adult subject matter and violence
The Elephant Man profoundly treats a rarely filmed subject, deserving of our compassion, and challenges us to look beyond image and appearance. 158 more words
This week I’ve been reading John Berger’s 1972 publication Ways of Seeing. This seminal work on how we perceive images and how artworks are created and ‘read’ with an eye to the cultural context of the viewer, remains relevant and insightful today – not only when thinking about art, but more broadly, in relation to the ways in which we see and portray ourselves, and the way that we are seen by those around us. 719 more words