Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Spalding Gray is incredible! That pretty much sums it up...It was simply fascinating watching Swimming to Cambodia, and the way Spalding Gray's tone and mannerisms undulated and morphed according to what he is talking about. An impressively daunting task...to communicate and perform a monologue for more than an hour in a single stretch. I'm curious to what sort of preparations are required to fulfill a task like this so effectively.
Not knowing much about Laurie Anderson beside a few examples of her work, I find this article extremely insightful and equally humbling. Most interesting is how she perceives herself as being primarily a storyteller and secondarily an artist. And although the use of technology and digital media in her work appears to be of prime importance, she refers to it as..."just a way of amplifying or changing things...the least important thing about what I do, by far." She continually mentions that her goal as an artist is to connect with people in an personal and intimate way, despite how visually and sonically grandiose her artistic productions appear..."I always just wanted to make things that other people understand. That's my only reason to be here. My only reason." Pretty inspiring!
|Time Spent: 1 hour, from 9:03 to 10:03 a.m. on January 25, 2013|