Photogenies magazine questionnaire
Does photography teach you something about cinema? Or vice versa?
Photography never ceases to instruct me when making films. And cinema reminds me at every instant that it films motion for nothing, since every image becomes a memory, and all memories congeal and set.
In all photography there’s the suspension of movement, which in the end is the refusal of movement. There motion is vain.
In all film there’s the desire to capture the motion of life, to refuse immobility.
But in film the still image is in vain, like the foreboding of a car breakdown, like watching out for death.
-Agnès Varda, “On Photography and Cinema//1984,” The Cinematic: Documents of Contemporary Art, Edited by David Campany.