“There is such a thing as thoroughly undeserved catastrophe… one shouldn’t try to make sense out of one’s catastrophe by coming to feel guilty and feel therefore that you merited this terrible thing that happened to you. Or allow other people to impose that kind of judgement.” – Sontag interviewed by Michael Ignatieff for the…
“The self is a text—it has to be deciphered…. The self is a project, something to be built…. And the process of building a self and its works is always too slow. One is always in arrears to oneself.”
“The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes. Adept of the joys of watching, [a] connoisseur of empathy…”
Regarding Susan Sontg has been short-listed for the FOCAL International Award for the best use of archival footage in an arts program. http://www.focalint.org/focal-international-awards
“Never worry about being obsessive. I like obsessive people. Obsessive people make great art.”
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“Women should lobby, demonstrate, march….They should whistle at men in the streets, raid beauty parlors, picket toy manufacturers who produce sexist toys, convert in sizeable numbers to militant lesbianism, provide feminist divorce counselling, establish make-up withdrawal centers, adopt their mothers’ family names…”