Sunday, April 6, 2008

robert bresson, given by the eyes of john cage

radically suppress intentions in your models.


not to use two violins when one is enough.


no intellectual or cerebral mechanism. simply a mechanism.


hide the ideas, but so that people find them. the most important
will be the most hidden.


all those effects you can get from repitition (of an image, of a sound).


practice the precept: find without seeking.


to translate the invisible wind by the water it sculpts in passing.


make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.


build your film on white, on silence and on stillness.

cagean notes by robert bresson,
found in his notes on the cinematographer,
green integer 2, 1997 translated by jonathan griffin


Antonia said...

this is rather beautiful

Noah said...

I play this game...practice this exercise myself...
with Cagean advice/notes
as well as my own "Oblique Strategies"

the art of memory said...

thank you kindly,
i go to cage church every sunday.