Monday, November 17, 2008
I can sum up in one word what I thought about Koyaaniquatsi, and that word is turd. I know that it may be harsh of me to be so judgemental but, I stand behind my initial response. I think that while it is beautiful and all, it is all that I hate about art. Trying to be high art does not mean that you are making high art. While I can't deny that it has been influential and all, I think the nail in the coffin for me was the horrible excuse for a soundtrack by Philip Glass. I think that it is fitting however that he did the music for that. Both the video and Philip Glass are pretentious and make me want to follow in Chris Burden's footsteps and shoot my self in the arm, or crawl across broken glass rather than have to watch that again.