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4 IN THE MORNING?
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4 IN THE MORNING?

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This bead (suggested by Daniel Burstein) was inspired by the poet Rives who gave an amazing Ted Talk about how 4AM is used in songs, films, poems, Giacometti sculpture. As he puts it "for a time that I find placid, four in the morning...

This bead (suggested by Daniel Burstein) was inspired by the poet Rives who gave an amazing Ted Talk about how 4AM is used in songs, films, poems, Giacometti sculpture. As he puts it "for a time that I find placid, four in the morning sure does get a lot of bad press." But I find this fascinating - and thought we could create a bead to explore the evolution of its use from moments of inspiration, to exasperation, to loneliness. I'm putting this in the ideas category - but any type of audio/video is welcome - film, comedy, music, art, etc.

Rives has built a nice site to collect 4am references called fourinthemorning.com.
Don MacKinnon
Jun 5, 2014
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A.C. Newman - The Palace at 4 a.m.
Pamela Talese

Giacometti in DUMBO

This driving, melodic anthem seems opposite in mood to what the sculptor sought to create with "highly fragile palace made of matchsticks". The Palace at 4am (1932) is the stage and the metaphor for love relations that stemmed from the memory of an affair that had lasted about six months and ended about a year before Giacometti created this symbolic and elegantly Surreal work.

The song's thundering rebuke (But lady, would you call it off?) brings one no closer to the dreamlike atmosphere of early morning Giacometti meant emphasis -but as I cannot find Robert Hughes speaking about the piece, the song "steams and stamps" in its place and will be cross-posted in MASTERPIECE.
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