Timothy Leary talks with Studs Terkel ; part 1
Interviewing Timothy Leary.
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Interviewing Timothy Leary.
Richard Demarco discusses the importance of riding the art experience of snobbery and the importance of art as relevant to everyone. In addition, Richard speaks on the work of Jimmy Boyle, convicted criminal turned successful artist. Demarco prompts the question: "Is art the language that transcends philosophy?"
Discussing the book "An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales" (published by Knopf) with the author, neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks.
Discussing the book "Leaving Town Alive: Confessions of an Arts Warrior" (published by Houghton Mifflin) with author John Frohnmayer.
Harold Rosenberg, a provocative and loquacious art critic, joins Studs Terkel to discuss trends in the art world. The interview begins with a clip from Sonia Delaunay, who remarks that Pablo Picasso does not create art, but transforms it. Rosenberg disagrees with this statement, elaborating on his beliefs that tradition and past experiences and influences are present in any work. The desire to create “new” art is also a complicated concept, according to Rosenberg, as art transcends time and can be considered “new” to new viewers.
Eddie Balchowsky tells stories about being an Observation Scout during the Spanish Civil War and marching with a British battalion. He plays and sings several songs of the time.(unknown titles)
Mary Lynn Kotz discusses her book "Rauschenberg, Art and Life" with Studs as they recount the works and story of 20th century art pioneer Robert Rauschenberg. They survey his career beginning in Port Arthur, TX, discussing his Depression-era upbringing which caused him to reuse and salvage virtually any object and transform it into art, his studies in Paris, made possible by the G.I.
Carol Wald's book, "Myth America: Picturing Women, 1865-1945", came about after she saw some pictures of women and how they were depicted. Wald asked herself if the images of the tacky, frail American women represented her. Various images like sheet music, postcards, and advertisement posters showed women as good girls, nice girls, pious and pure. Wald's point is women are not perfect angels nor are they angelic all the time.
Arnold Wesker, English playwright and writer in several genres discusses scenes from the play "Roots". Mr Wesker further discusses his plays and the current cast traveling around England performing several of his plays. The interview tape ends and Studs recalls the remainder of the interview alone as a postscript.
In his book, "Site and Insight," Alexander Eliot talks about having spent time in Spain and reflecting upon the masterpieces of art that he spent his life studying and researching. Eliot spoke of people being able to use their imagination and their mind's eye to fill in a piece of artwork if something were missing from it. Eliot explained, with one's insight, comes sight.