Friday 20 November 2009

Potter, Mayer, Solnit

Sophie Mayer’s excellent and insightful book on the work of Sally Potter (available from Wallflower Press) contains a quotation from Rebecca Solnit that's worth sharing. Actually, the book contains a lot of quotes that are worth sharing, but this is the one that jumped out at me first. It goes:

“What is the purpose of resisting corporate globalisation if not to protect the obscure, the ineffable, the unmarketable, the unmanageable, the local, the poetic and the eccentric? So they need to be practiced, celebrated and studied too, right now.” (Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark)

Inspiring words indeed. Will be sure to check out Hope in the Dark.

1 comment:

  1. interesting review...I have wanted to see this film for a while....alas, that is a problem living in the cultural wild spot of north wales!
    as dor dogville...I nearly slit my throat watching it