For all the foul language and viscous haranguing the puppet produced, no one would ever address the person operating it people always talked to the puppet.
At some point viewers forget that Bugs Bunny is a bunch of drawings, we even forget that he's a rabbit. We're looking at an actor, a man on the run, someone we know.
arts [greater than] World Financial Center: they said themselves
In keeping with New York City's unofficial "Year of William Kentridge" several of his works play with live accompaniment at The World Financial Center. One performance last night, one tonight.
Quickly the audience forgets that we're looking at animation (the high-fallutin' kin to cartoons), we are looking at art just the same as a Chelsea gallery or Fifth Avenue museum.
Tribeca crowd, decent turnout despite the horrible service at Starbucks
The film setting puts Kentridge's work in a different light. In a gallery, they run on loops. The visitor enters in the middle, sits with the piece for a while then moves on. Even if one sits with a piece for a full cycle, the understanding and the relationship to the work is held in this context.
From a Felix and Soho film, an image beautiful and profound
The Felix and Soho films, in particular, take on new appeal. In addition, the music (composed by Phillip Miller, performed by Ensemble Pi) is terrific -especially the three or four vocal pieces.
All the greats have a little Steinberg in them
The screening runs about 70 minutes and starts at 8 PM tonight.