Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Fahlstrom:[Letter to Edouard Jaeger, May 12, 1954]: “… Another reason for working with this inconvenient format …. I wanted to have a more-or-less uninterrupted horizontal movement. To dominate the spectator, to compel him to follow this main movement – so that he has the least choice possible, in order that I can be more sure of my effect on him. It will be as if he were seeing a film, or as though he were listening to music: he can do nothing to stop the flow. It is not like a painting, where the spectator always chooses the paths that his faze will follow in the composition.”

Fahlstrom was a big Artaud fanatic - translated a bunch of stuff early on.


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