Drawing (72) from THE BASIS OF MAKE-UP

"Creeping (tactics) – from a handbook for soldiers of the US Marine Infantry. The operation zone is the lobby of a hotel from the 1950s with a bar and an elevator. The bar is covered with a zebra skin on the side. A guest tolerates having his suitcase carried to his room. The fact that post-war design was later attributed as charming is both a mystery and an impertinence for anyone with eyes who had to traverse the severely destroyed cities on a daily basis. The concept of necessity ranged in a dictatorial way to the psychological strength to survive, the playful elements of 1950s architecture was pure idiocy. The Nazis sent encouraging postcards from sunny South Africa or Argentina. But any child that had any feelings left in his gut walked around thinking about suicide. Even today, the view of a kidney-shaped table forces me to destroy it with an ax. In Manhattan, at the end of the 1970s, we put that into practice in the film Normalsatz." (From: Black Blocks, Cinema Scope #46, 2011).


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