Monday, July 28, 2003

L'histoire d' futurballa

Realized that in starting this blog I never explained the history of Futurballa. Back in the heady days of 1970's Berkeley a couple of us were enamoured with the writings of the Italian Futurist artists as collected in the Futurist Manifestos. Surprisingly the book is still in print and Giacomo Balla's essay, Futurballa can still be read. Based on a treatment written by a good friend and myself, he later expanded it to a script for a student film that looked at the ironies of the futurist's exhortations on what art must be.

Futurballa has been my nom d' web for quite some time and is also the name of my domain where my photography lives. (Shameless self promoting).

Here is the Balla dog. Art is motion.

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