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March 31, 2017
notion of the month

Ondine, confirming (TiR would like to think) what we have observed to be the effect whereby Warhol's screen test films seem to make the subject's inner thought especially visibly manifest:

"Your brain seems to be apparent when you're on camera.  It seems as if -- when you look at yourself on the screen -- it seems as if your brain is working. Like, to me, I can tell what people are thinking by what they look like on the screen. Not exactly what they're thinking, but what their next moves are going to be, what they're going to do."

Above quote appears in Stephen Koch's Stargazer: The Life, World and Films of Andy Warhol (1991), but is evidently traceable ultimately to a 1973 interview in Norman Cousins's Saturday Review / World magazine.

To nominate the above for "notion of the month" may demonstrate that it's been an unusually bleak month for notions.