Monday, November 8, 2010

365 Days, Day 154

The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy (Francis Ford Coppola)

You are an alchemist; make gold of that (William Shakespeare, The Life of Timon of Athens, Timon at V, i)

Michael de Meng sees himself as an alchemist. Instead of lead, he “take[s] gears, typewriters, and irons, and tr[ies] to transmutate these ordinary objects into something of wonder…”

He starts with a myth and creates his artwork from that. He draws his myths from many different cultures. He creates one sculpture or shrine that represents the essence of the story.

I identify with this notion of narrative behind an artwork.

[I am battling with my pc at them moment, so posting a blog is not an easy task, hence the slight break in blog entries, and the conciseness of the last few].

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