(Part 1) Funny how we live in this supposed "post-truth" (true, or is it true?) world but more interesting how a Netflix show like #HouseofCards blurs into reality or #vice versa. A world where pop culture simulation in a way becomes our educational "objective" truth. Our religion. From music to show the one place most modern humans agree to disagree to feel a level of higher catharsis. #TV might be our only agreeable collective endeavor (not saying that is great) but it is still a simulation, fantasy. I've actually never seen a full episode of the show for that fact alone. I don't want my interests or findings diluted by the pop culture addicted masses. Not hating. Yet, The fact that human nature is so ruthless, that watching a show creates dramatization and simulation around our actual nature so the show in itself serves a delusion aka "that only happens in TV shows". Anyone talking now trying to solve this #Trump fiasco would likely be accused of watching too much House of Cards or YouTube so even pop culture in a way is complicit with our "postmodern condition" aka the inability to distinguish real from simulation or authentic from inauthentic, or genuine effort from biased effort, even so far as regarding something so basic as intuition. The inability to use intuition based on apparent facts or people choosing to displace their intuition results in our pressing dilemma. Existentialism. Egoic identity-based Nausea (black, white, woman what have you), with Nausea as in the case of Sartre's take on absurdity and reality. Trump is complex. Economically his policies have pragmatic rationale and it's a falsity to say they couldn't have benefits either long or short term. Yet, Bannon's political strategy to Trump was also a postmodern travesty but more sinister in that its anima plays with anti-Enlightenment ideas despite claims of trying to save those "values". #philosophy#opinion#trump#life#sciencefiction#blackmirror#humanity#porn#books#nature#violence#peace
#Russia’s #QueerFest is celebrating a decade since it first started, this time without bomb threats, #violence or government intervention. The culture festival includes workshops, a #drag day, a concert, a photo exhibition and #art projects.
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Wow, only at 330 measly followers on this new account and it’s already begun. I seriously fucking hate @instagram and its absurd 1990s GOP Jesse Helms morality policing censorship. If there are any smart techies out there looking for the next thing, why not a visual image sharing database where anything goes? Art, porn, offensive and violent imagery. All of it. All could be looked at and discussed intellectually. A service for real adults with different preferences and ideologies. Nothing would be hidden, and everything would be open to celebration and derision. Can we have an image sharing service like that please?
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Wood, paint, map, cord
New work for my October show!
🎬Taxi Driver (1976)
-A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action, while attempting to liberate a twelve-year-old prostitute.
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Panos Cosmotas’s Mandy (2018)
Nicolas Cage is an actor that has had quite the career. Ranging from an Oscar winning performance to a series of bad movies, he has been promoted to another category of cinema. However, his comeback is more than ground-breaking with Panos Comsotas’s Mandy (2018). In 1983, in the outskirts of the world, Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) and Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough) live peacefully a unique love until the day, a violent, psychotic guru and his deranged sect decide they need Mandy to continue living. Following her sacrifice, Red will go down a violent and bloodthirsty path that will lead him straight through Hell to avenge his burned at the stake wife.
This work of art, who was first presented at the Fantasia movie festival, is part of the horror genre, of course, yet more specifically to the slasher style. The slasher genre was very popular in the 80s-90s with movies like Friday the 13th for example. A genre known for its graphic violence and horror whose purpose is to shock and scar the public. However, Mandy goes beyond that. It evolves through its violent and bloody visual poetry. We can see the proximity that exists between the demonstration of horror, shown on screen, and the monstrosity that the viewers imagine through the unlimited violence expressed by a seemingly unstoppable and insatiable character. Unbalanced between hallucination and nightmare, Nicolas Cage brings a powerful performance in a more than sanguineous universe. Mixed with an electronic music delivered by the regretted Johann Johansson, the movie gives a perfect blended performance. Mandy is a poetic piece that awakens the deepest desires for vengeance in each and every one of us, which ultimately brings you closer to the Abyss. A horror movie that turns out to be a love story gone bad. Really bad. I witnessed a loss for words and checkpoints that brought me to my knees in this psychedelic movie experience. A work of art unlike anything we’ve seen in a while. .
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