I read an article in the LA Times not so long ago that really affected me. At first read it played out over and over again in my head. This is something I never expected from an LA Times article. The words simply didn’t shock me the way usual reports on violence do. This article took time to gestate.
These LA Times guys wrote a focused and compassionate piece about the type of person who doesn’t sell tons of papers or who most of us in the artistic community have never even heard of: An Italian performance artist named Pippa Bacca.
Front page news.
A quarter page picture of Pippa in a wedding dress hitching a ride in Turkey.
She set across Turkey in a white dress as a political statement signifying the marriage of cultures between Europe and the Middle East.
She ended up being murdered along the way.
I’m going to post a link to the same article I had read last week. It reminded me that there’s a lot of bravery still left in art. It made me think of how powerful form of expression it can be without having to result in death or unecessary violence.
Check it out.
only just read this. would make a great film. sorry to hijack the tragedy with cinematic insensitivity: I only mean that it’s a tragic and powerful story.