From experimental sci-fi to cartoon cats, Chris Marker’s work was profound, prophetic and hugely influential. Ahead of a new exhibition, Sukhdev Sandhu and others examine his cult appeal
"I was exposed to Chris Marker’s work at a particularly impressionable age. He’s been a huge influence. Bowie and I shared an admiration for La Jetée, so we contrived to pay homage to it in Jump, They Say. The idea of making those iconic still images move seemed both exciting and somehow a little sacrilegious. I was deeply relieved to hear that Mr Marker was pleased and not offended by the gesture.”
Aaaah. Suddenly that video makes a lot more sense. It’s one of my favourites too.
The Smell of London:
the pervy pickle.