Lately I been streaming different movies & documentaries on Netflix; watching while making art. The best one I came across this week was Werner Herzog’s “Cave Of Forgotten Dreams”. A documentary about France’s Chauvet Cave, which contains the oldest human-painted images found on Earth.
What caught me… The cave drawings have been dated back to as early as 32,000 years ago. On some walls there are layered drawings of animals. Carbon dating on a particular cave wall with overlapping images, showed that a top layer of animals was drawn 5,000 years after the (original) bottom layer.
Some other documentaries from the week…
“Waste Land”, 2010 – Vik Muniz works with the “Pickers” of Brazil to create large scale works of art from materials found in the dump.
“I Think We’re Alone Now” – A documentary about a hermaphrodite and a dude with asburgers who are obsessed with 80’s pop singer Tiffany.
Aside from the above scores, I recently watched Bling ( a documentary about the diamond conflict in Africa), Rocky IV, Into The Universe With Stephen Hawkins, Leprechaun 5: In The Hood (so bad it’s good), More American Graffiti, and The Secret To My Success.