ddray wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:37 am
Interesting that you seem to be one of the few who actually listened to it. It sounds to me like vestiges of the "Art's function is to shock the bourgeoisie/artist as magnificent rebel/a breed apart" clichés from the 19th century. It's less about creating art than about smug self-congratulation and mutual admiration societies.
I confess I find Streep annoying anyway so I wasn't able to listen too closely (first time around)... it was the suggestion in some replies
to the post that there was 'poetry' involved had me wondering - I never heard of Martha Graham being a poet - hence the trip to wikipedia.
I certainly wasn't expecting to see the text from the performance sitting there - rather makes one think the wiki page was the source for
whoever concocted the Streep/Ma spectacular.
I'd like to think that some here were just hearing a few words here and there, and accidentally managed to create something profound
poetic out of it within their own noggins (due to being very open-minded, and kindly-minded towards Streep) which they'd not be finding
in a clear-minded reading
of the text.
Sometimes I wish I had a better sense of humour