The Polish composer Henryk Górecki used to be a leader of the Eastern European avant-guard, but in the early 1960s he began a slide into obscurity from which he is just now emerging. Górecki was born in 1933, which makes him the same age as his vastly more famous countryman Krzysztof Penderecki. Górecki and Penderecki entered the international scene via the … Continue reading Górecki & Holy Minimalism
The Cinema of Transgression Manifesto We who have violated the laws, commands and duties of the avant-garde; i.e. to bore, tranquilize and obfuscate through a fluke process dictated by practical convenience stand guilty as charged. We openly renounce and reject the entrenched academic snobbery which erected a monument to laziness known as structuralism and … Continue reading The Cinema of Transgression
We don’t know what to say. Sequences of words are repeated; gestures are recognized. Outside us. Of course some methods are mastered, some results are verified. Often it’s amusing. But so many things we wanted have not been attained, or only partially and not like we imagined. What communication have we desired, or experienced, or only simulated? What real project has been lost?