Espot, 1969 (1989)
Are we returning to bread and circuses?
It’s not that we’re returning, it’s that we have never moved on. I had a great friend, Cirici Pellicer, a man who is sadly missed and who in Franco’s days said that when democracy came people wouldn’t be so preoccupied with sport because they’d have other concerns. But now I see he was wrong, because they care more about it now than in the Franco era. Moreover, I think television, which I consider a great invention, the way it is now distorts people and gives importance to things that don’t have any; all those millions spent on football, when there are more basic things. The other day I heard a very apt definition: TV is chewing gum for the eyes. I have no TV or radio.
What’s the point in not having TV or radio?
Nothing, it’s a matter of concept. Every day I try to go to the cinema and at home I prefer silence. Why go with the flow, when important things do not come by these means?
Altés, Elvira: ‘Quina és la pregunta que mai li han fet?’, Avui Diumenge (5 February 1995), pp. 30–31
- Original title:
- Registration number:
- Brossa, Joan
- Date created:
- 1969 (1989)
- Date acquired:
- MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
- Object type:
- Various materials
- 126 x 74.5 x 46 cm (height x width x depth)
- MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium. Joan Brossa Fund. Long-term loan of Fundació Joan Brossa
- © Fundació Joan Brossa, VEGAP, Barcelona
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