The University of Texas at Austin has recently made available online the video archives of the old Mike Wallace Interview (complete with Wallace touting the joys of the Parliaments he’s chain smoking throughout). I was especially fascinated by this interview with Salvador Dalí. Oddly, its when Dalí is most cogent and illuminating that Wallace seems to think he’s just spouting his trademark nonsense. For instance, he starts talking about his painting as an advance in “nuclear physics,” which certainly sounds like a facetious answer at first. But he soon makes it quite clear that he’s talking about relativity, and saying that his “soft watches”—appearing, most famously, in “The Persistence of Memory”—are a representation of the plasticity of rigid-seeming space and time. Worth a look if you’re a Dalí fan.
April 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment
Tags: Art & Culture