It has turned out to be a busy summer. From a bit of vacationing, to digging into the world of phenomenology in preparation for two giant comprehensive exams (the dreaded “comps” stage of my doctoral program), to playing jazz at weddings, and of course having a wonderful time with the baby, the time has flown by all too quickly!
I did, however, write a small series of posts for the Transpositions blog about a few great documentary films which deal with art and artmaking, in which I try to provide a few preliminary points of contact for theological reflection. (Transpositions is based out of the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts at St. Andrew’s in Scotland.) Today’s piece is on the Oscar-nominated Waste Land, a beautiful film about artist Vik Muniz and his experience working with the people who work in a large garbage dump in Brazil – click here to take a look. The first post explores Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams, about the very origins of art and beauty, and can be read here. Part Three is about Banksy and Exit Through the Gift Shop – I think it is slated to go up on September 9.
Hope you enjoy these brief reflections!