February 22, 2013














"We are like two chasms — a well staring up at the sky."

— Pessoa














Cordão Verde 
(Hiroatsu Suzuki and Rossana Torres, 2009)

Patience-mobile








 "If you arrive in a village at sunset, go no farther, stop there; if you arrive at the edge of a river in spate, wait until the water goes down before crossing; if you get angry at night, wait until morning before doing anything."

The Jean Rouch retrospective at UCLA/Hammer continues today, Friday, February 22nd, at 7:30pm with Petit à petit (1968) and Cocorico! Monsieur Poulet (1974)....

February 18, 2013

February 10, 2013

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Photography was once our great conveyor of the insufficient. There's basic information, proudly unusable and hollow.  What you thought was there was not there, and you too become nothing. A double impenetrable. Contrary to our age, photography once completely disproved coordinates (the diary aides, but not police-work; it is pure paper). Photography is at least two, and never one. To the point of cliche: Bresson's fake film-within-the-film in Four Nights of Dreamer: the dying pulls out a photomaton of his beloved.

Photography:
They carry nativeness /  To a conclusion / In suicide.
We want to defend / Limitation / And do not know how.









photos:
- C. Pavese and Constance Dowling
- George and Mary Oppen

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