The year is 1970. Which is to say that it is not yet the seventies. The talk show presenter and his guest speakers are, therefore, somewhat standardized: white and male. Because it is 1970, they talk about “the sixties” with false distance. They talk of the student movement with warmth and regret. The words “Auschwitz” and “art” can now coexist in the same sentence. Video cameras shoot the show as if it were a poker game, orbiting seated speakers and hovering over the shoulder of one guest to see the face of another. Light from the spot-lit panelists splashes onto the pale arms, hands, and feet of a cameraman, visible in the dark recesses of the studio, headless.
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