Avec ses quatre dromadaires
Don Pedro d'Alfaroubeira
Courut le monde et l'admira.
Il fit ce que je voudrais faire
Si j'avais quatre dromadaires.
– Apollinaire [+ epigraph to Si j'avais quatre dromadaires]
On the YouTube channel that goes by the name of Kosinki, Chris Marker has posted an enthralling montage video of photographs from the recent protests (or should we say revolutions?) in the Middle East. You can view this presentation, the fruit no doubt of much paying attention, hours of archiving and arranging here: TEMPO RISOLUTO.
The images fly on to the screen like people emerging on the street. The soundtrack takes you on a journey, paced and tuned to the meter of accelerating change. And of course there are animals…