70-minute interview with Patti Smith from the Louisiana Literature festival in Denmark 2012. ”I thought we didn’t have to grow up. I was heart broken to find out that we didn’t have a choice.” Patti Smith is still running wild, staying young at heart.
”We contain multitudes” begins Patti Smith (b.1946) in this interview about her many different energies and ways of expressing herself. She goes on to demonstrate this: Reading from her book 'Woolgathering' (1992), talking about spirituality and prayer and how we all have creative impulses. Patti Smith also performs 'Fire of Unknown Origin', talks about her big love Robert Mapplethorpe, about inspiration, writing and art, and reads from her book 'Just Kids' (2010). Finally Patti Smith offers advice to the young, and talks about the world today, the power of the people: ”All the young people are pioneers of the new time” she says.
Interview by Christian Lund, at the Louisiana Literature festival, at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2012.
Edited by Kamilla Bruus
Produced by Marc-Christoph Wagner.
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