Summary Analysis In bed that night, Jack confronts Babette once more, this time refusing to be sidetracked. She reluctantly tells him that about a year and a half ago she started going through a phase that she thought would pass, but it eventually developed into a condition. Yet again, Jack shows his discomfort with uncertainty and lack of control. Active Themes Continuing with her story, Babette tells Jack that she went searching for a way to understand her problem, visiting libraries, reading magazines, watching TV, making lists and charts, calling scientists, visiting a Sikh holy man, and studying the occult.
If one thing matters, everything matters A love letter to Wolfgang Tillmans I believe that Wolfgang Tillmans is the number one photo-media artist working today.
His whole body of work is akin to a working archive — of memories, places, contexts, identities, landscapes both physical and imagined and people. He experiments, engages, and imagines all different possibilities in and through art.
Tillmans is not didactic, but guides the viewer on that journey through intersections and nodal points of existence. The nexus of life. They are of their time. Times have changed, and how we view the world has changed. For Tillmans no subject matter is trivial If One Thing Matters, Everything Matters — the title of a exhibition at Tate Britainand how he approaches the subject is totally different from Eggleston.
To be open and receptive to the energies and connections of the world spirit by seeing clearly. Krishnamurti insightfully observed that we do not need to make images out of every word, out of every vision and desire.
We must be attentive to the clarity of not making images — of desire, of prejudice, of flattery — and then we might become aware of the world that surrounds us, just for what it is and nothing more. But being aware is not enough, we must be attentive of that awareness and not make images just because we can or must.
This is a very contemporary way of looking at the world.
Have you understood it at least verbally? Then you are sensitive to every occasion, it brings its own right action. And if anybody says something to you, you are tremendously attentive, not to any prejudices, but you are attentive to your conditioning.
Therefore you have established a relationship with him, which is entirely different from his relationship with you. Because if he is prejudiced, you are not; if he is unaware, you are aware. Therefore you will never create an image about him.
You see the difference? You are attentive and tremendously awake. This is the essence of Tillmans work. He is open and receptive to his conditioning and offers that gift to us through his art, if we recognise it and accept it for what it is.
If you really look and understand what the artist is doing, these images are music, poetry and beauty — are time, place, belonging, voyeurism, affection, sex.
They are archaic and shapeless and fluid and joy and magic and love… They are the air between everything. Dr Marcus Bunyan Krishnamurti. Many thankx to the Tate Modern for allowing me to publish the art work in the posting. Please click on the photographs for a larger version of the image.
No matter how instinctive his approach or how trivial his subjects, Eggleston believes in the centrality of composition. His images are perfectly self-contained. People saw me as a commercial artist trying to get into the art world, and the work was dismissed as shallow or somehow lightweight.
There are still many misconceptions about what I do — that my images are random and everyday, when they are actually neither. They are, in fact, the opposite. They are calls to attentiveness.While the topic of bias per se is not part of the scope of this review, it is worth keeping in mind the overall force of these studies, since conscious and unconscious attitudes are certainly shaped at least in part by what people take in from the media.
Impact of Television in White Noise Just how much does television shape our perception of the world around us? Don DeLillo's post modernistic novel, White Noise, offers one view concerning the huge . LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in White Noise, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work.
White noise sounds similar to the static noise heard when there’s no signal on your television or radio. A sound you’d probably try to get rid of as quickly as possible. White noise is a nondescript background hum, kind of like the noise of a fan or of someone saying “Shhhh!” continuously.
Listening to white noise may turn out to be better than listening to intermittent speech if it successfully drowns out the speech, but that doesn’t mean it’s ideal.
In White Noise, the pervasive presence of technology proves both menacing and comforting. Throughout the novel, in counterpoint to the human babble of Jack’s friends, family, and neighbors, modern technology asserts itself through the humming of machines and the constant stream of media sounds and images.