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“The Tree of Life” : premières impressions | Le Visionaute

“The Tree of Life” : premières impressions | Le Visionaute | Quad @ Tokyo | Scoop.it
En sortant du cinéma, et sous un ciel à peu près bleu, j’étais plongé dans un état de perplexitude avancé. Ne pouvant penser à autre chose, je retournais encore et encore les images du dernier film de Terrence Malick dans ma tête. Il est vrai que je ne m’attendais pas à ce que l’on me présente une véritable cosmologie illustrée. Et la première chose que je me suis dite est : « Non, ce réalisateur n’a rien de commun avec Stanley Kubrick, quoi qu’on en dise ».
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Untouchable lays bare a divided nation | The Japan Times Online

Untouchable lays bare a divided nation | The Japan Times Online | Quad @ Tokyo | Scoop.it
NAKAGAMI, JAPAN: Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity, by Anne McKnight. University of Minnesota Press, 2011, 296 pp., $25 (paper)

In a publishing world transfixed by all things "outsider" — drug addicts, alcoholics, schizophrenics, the dispossessed and the disenfranchised, it is not surprising that American academia should be interested in buraku (outsider) literature, but it is deplorable that secondary readings are more widely available than primary sources.

Nonetheless, any critical work on Kenji Nakagami is welcome in an attempt to counterbalance the over-hyped status of some Japanese novelists.
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Lola Dupre Interview

Lola Dupre Interview | Quad @ Tokyo | Scoop.it
I have always created collage, since I was 9 or 10. But I spent most of my teenage years experimenting with papier-mache and this was my real initiation into photomontage. With papier-mache I made 3D forms, the surface of which was composed of many pieces of paper stuck down upon paper. I was always very interested in this accidental photomontage and it led me to my first experiments towards the photomontage style that I do today.
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FT.com / Arts - Kronos Quartet, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

FT.com / Arts - Kronos Quartet, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow | Quad @ Tokyo | Scoop.it
With the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks coming up soon, the musical world is pondering how it can contribute to the commemoration. Apart from John Adams’ “On the Transmigration of Souls”, written at speed for the first anniversary, the cupboard was bare until a couple of months ago, when Steve Reich came up with “WTC 9/11” in response to a commission from the Kronos Quartet. Should we be surprised so few composers want to pay musical tribute? Any attempt to match the enormity of the event risks sounding inadequate or incongruous.
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Towa Tei: the interview - Time Out Tokyo

Towa Tei: the interview - Time Out Tokyo | Quad @ Tokyo | Scoop.it
Towa Tei seems to have brought his whole office with him when we meet in an otherwise deserted cafe in Roppongi. He sits opposite his manager at a table piled with paper and laptops, and at one point pauses our interview to check something on the iTunes Store and make a quick phonecall. It's only a day since Tei's latest album, Sunny, hit stores on his own Hug Inc. label, and he's got an appearance booked at Dommune in the evening. 'Sorry,' he says as he returns to the conversation. 'So many things to do.'
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Cannes Film Festival 2011: Gilles Jacob on Citizen Cannes - Telegraph

Cannes Film Festival 2011: Gilles Jacob on Citizen Cannes - Telegraph | Quad @ Tokyo | Scoop.it
Gilles Jacob, "Citizen Cannes" is published on June 6 by Phaidon Press at £19.95

Festival president Gilles Jacob has received the world's greatest filmmakers in Cannes for more than three decades. He tells David Gritten why he's waited 10 years before revealing "things nobody knows" in a new book published next week.
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L’œil crevé du cyclope

L’œil crevé du cyclope | Quad @ Tokyo | Scoop.it
Effie Rentzou, Littérature malgré elle : Le Surréalisme et la transformation du littéraire, Louvain‑la‑Neuve : Peeters Publishers, coll. « Pleine Marge », 2010, 358 p., EAN 9782953726305.

Tandis que les études sur les alentours du surréalisme, ainsi que sur le rapport du mouvement aux autres cultures foisonnent depuis une dizaine d’années1, l’ouvrage d’Effie Rentzou propose une éloquente reconstruction des questions de centre et de marges. À la métaphore des répercussions sismiques ondulant depuis le centre surréaliste que fut Paris, E. Rentzou préfère l’image d’un pendule où le mouvement du balancier — relancé sans cesse et perpétuellement mobile — influencerait ce point qui, au départ, fut peut-être le centre (p. 133). Et c’est ainsi à une relecture du surréalisme français, par l’intermédiaire de son écho grec, que nous convie l’auteur.
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The private lives of Caravaggio by Angus Trumble - TLS

Andrew Graham-Dixon
CARAVAGGIO
A life sacred and profane
504pp. Penguin. £30.
978 0 713 99674 6

Michael Fried
THE MOMENT OF CARAVAGGIO
328pp. Princeton University Press, in association with the National Gallery of Art. £34.95 (US $49.50).
978 0 691 14701 7

For at least two centuries, the Farnese ceiling in Rome (1597–1605), by the workaholic Bolognese brothers Annibale and Agostino Carracci, was regarded as an unrivalled masterpiece, and its creators among the greatest painters of that or indeed any age. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, by contrast, was through the same period thought by many to be a wholly problematic figure, deeply flawed in character, in studio technique, and, indeed, in aspiration; intent on the attainment of mere likeness at the expense of beauty and art, said Monsignor Agucchi in about 1607 – a criticism which echoed down through the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, along with barbs about the ingenuity but “unnaturalness” of his lighting, and, paradoxically, the lack of restraint in his pursuit of natural appearances, to say nothing of his over-dependence on the artist’s model, dirty feet, and other lapses of decorum.
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There's nothing funny about writing a comic novel - The Irish Times - Wed, May 18, 2011

There's nothing funny about writing a comic novel - The Irish Times - Wed, May 18, 2011 | Quad @ Tokyo | Scoop.it
Toploader by Ed O’Loughlin is pubished by Quercus, £12.99

Writing a comic novel is hard enough – getting people to find it funny is even tougher. Is this why serious writers avoid jokes, asks author ED O’LOUGHLIN

IN 1969, a 31-year-old professor of English stopped his car near Biloxi, Mississippi, and ran a hose from the exhaust pipe through the window.
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Face to Face Pobeda gallery Moscow

Face to Face Pobeda gallery Moscow | Quad @ Tokyo | Scoop.it
More than 60 works of the photographers of different generations and schools will recreate the many-sided face of the so-called 'New Wave' in modern Georgian photography. Judging by the amount and artistic quality of the photographic output, one can say without exaggeration that the last 15 years are among the most significant and interesting periods in the history of georgian photography.
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MinnPost - Bassist talks about being Christian McBride and getting along with James Brown

MinnPost - Bassist talks about being Christian McBride and getting along with James Brown | Quad @ Tokyo | Scoop.it
Christian McBride: When I came to New York [in 1989, at 17], I had a wish list of about 20 people I wanted to play with. I knew their repertoire. I had to — in case I got that call, I would be ready. Learning the music of those 20 people, I ended up learning the music of the people who played with those people. Young musicians ask, "How did you learn all that music?" I wanted it so bad. I say, "If you want it bad enough, you know what to do."
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5/20〜25 Chim↑Pom展「REAL TIMES」

5/20〜25 Chim↑Pom展「REAL TIMES」 | Quad @ Tokyo | Scoop.it
3月11日以降の「今→リアルタイム」、そして今という「リアル(な/の)時代」をテーマにした Chim↑Pom の新作展!!
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A Fuller Understanding: Revisiting the Life of Sam Fuller - JonathanRosenbaum.com

A Fuller Understanding: Revisiting the Life of Sam Fuller - JonathanRosenbaum.com | Quad @ Tokyo | Scoop.it
A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking by Samuel Fuller. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.

Thank God for Beethoven’s music. Ludwig got me though a lot of rough times. He said, “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” Holy cow, was he right! — photo caption in A Third Face
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INTERVIEW | Lars von Trier: 'I will never do a press conference again.'

INTERVIEW | Lars von Trier: 'I will never do a press conference again.' | Quad @ Tokyo | Scoop.it
After its much-praised prologue of mostly stills that prefigure the film’s narrative arc, Melancholia becomes a brilliant study of how the troubled, disintegrating state of mind of one character, Justine (a brilliant Kirsten Dunst), echoes the demise of the world as we know it. With his characteristic jump cuts and ellipses, and seemingly random camera movement, augmented by rich Wagnerian music (the prologue to Tristan and Isolde), von Trier shifts from what begins at a wedding dinner as a family tale to an original approach to capturing the state of the cosmos. I had to go out of town to do this interview, to the beautiful town of Mougins, where we spoke in the garden of a well-known villa-like hotel. Going into Cannes itself during the festival, with a couple of necessary exceptions, is too irritating for a claustrophobe like von Trier who refuses to fly, so in fact has never been to the U.S. where he so often sets his projects.
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Derrida, l’ami en désaccord - Libération

Jacques Derrida. "Politique et amitié" Entretiens avec Michael Sprinker sur Marx et Althusser. Galilée, 124 p., 23 euros

La philosophe américaine Avital Ronell se souvient que, dans les années 80, lorsqu’elle allait déjeuner chez Derrida le dimanche midi, Althusser était souvent présent. «Derrida allait le chercher en voiture et le raccompagnait dans l’après-midi. Il participait à la conversation normalement, mais soudain survenait quelque chose de dérangeant : il se frottait l’oreille en parlant d’Epicure, ou alors il remplissait son assiette de mayonnaise, de sauce et de ketchup.»
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Thomas De Quincey, le virtuose du bizarre

Thomas De Quincey, le virtuose du bizarre | Quad @ Tokyo | Scoop.it
OEuvres, de Thomas De Quincey (Gallimard, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, édition établie sous la direction de Pascal Aquien, 1 814 p., 65 euros).

En France, Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) est d'abord réputé pour avoir permis à Baudelaire de traduire génialement Les confessions d'un opiomane anglais. Et si, à ce haut fait s'ajoute la dévotion que ses fulgurances inspirèrent à Musset, Nerval, Huysmans, Poe, Kafka, Borges - et, même, à Michel Foucault qui fit quelques gammes sur De l'assassinat considéré comme un des beaux-arts -, il apparaît que ledit De Quincey fut surtout un prétexte pour écrivain. Presque un faire-valoir posthume, ou un précurseur en paradis artificiels, illustre certes, mais peu lu, et en tout cas moins fameux que certains titres de ses livres. Son entrée dans la "Pléiade" saura-t-elle réparer cette injustice ? Rien n'est moins sûr.
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