Graciela Iturbide, Cholas, White Fence, East Los Angeles, 1986
CultureSOUL: African American couples *Photobooth Series*
c. (1) 1940s (2) 1950s (3) 1960s
An aircraft worker dancing with his date at the Lockheed Swing Shift Dance,1942. Photographed by Peter Stackpole (via)
Soviet poster for Buster Keaton’s The General. Film from 1926, poster from 1929.
Director Alexander Payne (Nebraska, The Descendants, Sideways) also directed the last short film in the anthology Paris je t’aime, where each arrondissement (district) of the city has its own narrative. Payne’s short is for the 14th arr starring Margo Martindale. In her interview with Fresh Air she explains what she was thinking about that allowed her to give such an emotionally honest performance.
Today Payne talks about directing that moment:
You see in that clip that she has very ready access to emotion… I think we did 4 or 5 takes and she was equally good in all of them it was just a matter of making sure the camera was right and the timing with the voice-over and so forth. I clearly remember having 3 or 4 takes to deal with. The good ones could keep it going, it’s not just one take where they really hit that emotion, well, maybe, but, “Let’s try it again, the cameraman missed it.” … We all have to understand that film is technical as well as emotional.
Vito Acconci - Control Box, 1972 - performance
"In this work a cat is closed up in a wooden box that can be opened and closed only by Acconci. He thus disposes of the life and nutrition of the cat. This dependence upon another involves not only the cat but Acconci as well, conditioned by a need or a stimulus to make something live or die. The body attempts to adapt itself to the vital space of the animals up to the point of disappearing and becoming integrated into or united with the life of another creature for whom the man is a concrete influence just as that creature is an influence upon the man.”
self portrait, exhibit actually the world