Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Notes for a Commonplace Book (2)

Werner Herzog:

Our civilization doesn't have adequate images. And I think a civilization is doomed or is going to die out like dinosaurs if it does not develop an adequate language or adequate images. I see there's a very very dramatic situation. For example we have found out there are serious problems facing our civilization, like energy problems or environment problems or nuclear power or all this overpopulation of the world, but generally it is not understood yet that a problem of the same magnitude is that we do not have adequate images; and that's what I'm working on. A new grammar of images.

Quoted in Les Blank's Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe

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