Do film and photography affect your life? Do you ever consider these forms of artistic expression to be an essential part of your existence? While many people may tend to regard these types of art as background in our lives, some might ask: what if there’s more to it?
For years Kaja Silverman has been producing analytical work on cinema, art, and photography. From movies like Thin Red Line by Terrence Malick, to art from Leonardo De Vinci, Silverman’s work carefully examines the roles, within the art world, of vision, being, analogy, and more. Silverman was recently interviewed in Artforum about her past work and her most recent publication, Flesh of my Flesh, which is a sort of alternate history of photography. The author is obviously very passionate about her work. In the interview, she sites how from political influences like September 11, 2001 and the invasion of Iraq to personal battles with loss of love and breast cancer, art has reflected, influenced, and enhanced her life.
Read the full interview with Artforum here.