Saturday, 10 March 2007

Untitled #3

As a film still from Pasolini's 'La Ricotta', this is an image of the character Stracci, who works as an extra (as a crucified thief) on a film about the life of Christ. After numerous attempts (and final success) to gorge the 'free food' on set, Stracci actually dies from a fatal indigestion during the filming of the crucifixtion.

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Sunday, 4 March 2007

'Our body is not in space like things; it inhabits or haunts space. It applies itself to space like a hand to an instrument, and when we wish to move about we do not move the body as we move an object. We transport it without instruments as if by magic, since it is ours and because through it we have direct access to space. For us the body is much more than an instrument or a means; it is our expression in the world, the visible form of our intentions. Even our most secret affective movements, those most deeply tied to the humeral infrastructure, help to shape our perception of things.'

- Maurice Merleau-Ponty