Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Chauvet cafe paintingsI’m looking forward to the release of this film by Werner Herzog.  A friend lent me an interview in Archaeology magazine.

What do you think about this? “…there are very few attempts to bring images up to the status of our civilization”

Interviewer…   You have said that the imagery of today’s civilization is inadequate, that it is absurd and useless, and that the lack of adequate imagery is a danger of the same magnitude as the overcrowding of our planet.

Herzog: When you are looking around at images, when you watch television for six consecutive hours, or when you open a catalog from a travel agency, you immediately know those are worn-out images not really adequate to our state of civilization. If you are lagging behind it is dangerous, and it brings decay with it. … you have a lot of innovation in language.  However, almost worldwide, there are very few attempts to bring images up to the status of our civilization.

You can read the full interview by clicking here.

See the trailer here.

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