This week we are happy to post our first cave newsletter aptly named “CAVE TALK”. Every week keeping Artless-er’s up to date about the ins and outs of what has been happening and might happen in the dark corners of the cave.
What went down last week in the heart of Amsterdam East ? WEST SIDE STORY (1961). Considering that the film of the year is LA LA LAND (2016) it seemed like a good idea to take a look at some inspirations for the strange renewed interest and need for this second-rate genre, the musical film. A genre in the film history that might be compared to something like Kinetic Art in the art world. Exclusively entertaining, inherently superficial, and ridiculously unrealistic. On the other hand it is interesting to note that at this moment the Stedelijk is showing Mr. Kinetic himself Jean Tinguely and one of the “hottest” artists of the moment, Jordan Wolfson. So there must be something going on. Back to simple. Vacation from reality. In search of another version of the “alternative fact”. But as in the case with WEST SIDE STORY also a seducing device to deal with (still) relevant social issues. Great Movie !
And if your interested check out among many others: SINGING IN THE RAIN (1952), LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT (1967), CHI-RAG (2015) , SWING TIME (1936) and the 30’s / 40’s movies of BUSBY BERKLEY.
The next CAVE is Wednesday 8 Febuary. It was nice that a few cavers also brought work to look at and discuss at the start of the night. Would be even nicer if that happened all the time, also for those who aren’t following an Artless class at this moment.
BURST OUT IN SONG !
FEEL MORE THAN FREE TO BRING ANYTHING TOU’VE BEEN WORKING ON OR HAVE BEEN THINKING / SINGING ABOUT. Hope to greet you all this Wednesday. Doors open 18:45. Film around 19:30. This week either a film-noir classic or a Godard film.