“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”
Category Archives: Surrealism & Revolution
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?”
Reflections on Surrealism & Revolution
This blog is a component of English 876: Seminar in Media Culture: Surrealism & Revolution at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Weekly posts will consider the role of surrealism in creating change.