The Body is a Stage, a Theater of Light

“We need above all a theater that wakes us up: nerves and heart” (Artaud 84). In “The Theater and Its Double, “ Artaud describes a kind of theater that engages its audience on a bodily level. The location of the theater shifts: “instead of making the stage and auditorium two closed worlds, without possible communication,Continue reading “The Body is a Stage, a Theater of Light”

Can art be subversive?

Size is important. Or at least, the consideration of comparisons, exaggerations and miniatures, reflected realities. When I think of political art, I think first of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, the giant clock and a man working for 10 hours straight to move the arms according to the directions that appear in miniature. Lang created a cityContinue reading “Can art be subversive?”