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“Last year – in a live show I did with Massive Attack – we tried to evoke this new world. We used a song from the 1980s called “Bela Lugosi’s dead” – which I love because it has a very powerful feel of repetition. The audience were surrounded by 11 twenty-five foot high screens.

I’m not sure how successfully we did it – but what I was trying to show is how your past is continually being replayed back to you – like a modern ghost. And it means we stand still unable to move forwards. Like a story that’s got stuck.

I’ve put a short bit of it together from some camera-phone videos shot by the audience in New York. It’s a bit rough – as is the sound – but you’ll get a sense of it.”

from http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis/posts/NO-FUTURE

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“Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist born in 1929. As her early paintings featuring abstract forms didn’t fit the image of woman’s art in Japan, she decided to move to USA in 1957. ” For art like mine – art that does battle at the border of life and death, questioning what we are and what it means to live and die – [Japan] was too small, too servile, too feudalistic and too scornful of women. My art needed a more unlimited freedom and a wider world.” Read More