|Samuels:||You told Godard that you prefer as often as possible to replace image with sound. Why?|
|Bresson:||Because the ear is profound, whereas the eye is frivolous, too easily satisfied. The ear is active, imaginative, where as the eye is passive. When you hear a noise at night, instantly you imagine its cause. The sound of the train whistle conjures up the whole station. The eye can perceive only what is presented to it.|
"There’s no diploma in the world that declares you as an artist—it’s not like becoming a doctor. You can declare yourself an artist and then figure out how to be an artist." —Kara Walker
In a new episode from the ART21 Exclusive series, artist Kara Walker reflects on her early success and offers advice to the next generation of artists, shown again recent work at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. and the 2014 Frieze Art Fair.
WATCH: Kara Walker: Starting Out
IMAGES: Production stills from the ART21 Exclusive episode, Kara Walker: Starting Out. © ART21, Inc. 2014.
Read fun New York Times article on creative people and their favorite writing and drawing Instruments.
“Is the pencil over? It’s no secret we’ve turned to keyboards and touch screens to convey our thoughts, complete our work in the office and design everything from bespoke stationery to custom footwear. For most, it’s hard to recall the last time an octagonal wooden shaft rested between our fingers. But for a select set of highly creative individuals, writing instruments are still in high demand. Here, authors, designers and artists ranging from Manolo Blahnik to Milton Glaser share brief odes to the pencils, pens and brushes to which they are devoted, and illustrations to go along with them.”
Image: an illustration by Kulapat Yantrasast.