Trailer for “Museum Hours” by Jem Cohen
The following is an excerpt from the interview:
David Walsh: What prompted this particular film?
Jem Cohen: My parents always took me to museums when I was a kid, it’s something I’ve done all my life. That was basically the spur, but I also wanted to think about why art matters, if it matters, how it matters. There is also the issue of how art can be meaningful to people today. That has something to do with it being pulled away from the market emphasis so dominant in the way people think about art these days.
DW: People speak and act in your movie as human beings do.
JC: I hope so. I tried to keep it pretty down to earth.
Jem Cohen’s work “Museum Pictures” is on display at San Francisco Camerawork through June 22.
Image thumb : from Constellation
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