Acting-Out Politics

Weblog opens discussion about the psychology of Bushmerican style of behavior.

From Adolescent Rebellion To Creative Sublimation Bach is for me one of the last figures in the history of German culture for whom there is not yet a divorce between what one might call the artist and the intellectual… there is not with him the slightest separation between intelligence, art and life, nor is there […]

Petra is a successful fashion designer of women’s clothing, Petra-the beauty, Petra-the shining, Petra-the glamorous, Petra-the wise, Petra-the center of the universe, Petra-the everything, Petra – more than everything. Of course, we are not having a deal here with one-dimensional capricious/despotic queen from Hollywood movies. Petra, first of all, is gentle, modest, sensitive. This is […]

The Director’s Effort To Defeat The Distortions Of Historical Narratives By Communicating To The Viewers The Hidden Truth And Its Explanation Bertolucci’s “The Spider’s Stratagem” is constructed with semantically interconnected visual metaphors trying to explain to the viewers of the film – how historical narratives written according to the logic of the spider’s stratagem are […]

DESTROY SHE SAID (Marguerite Duras, 1969) from Spectacle Theater on Vimeo. Unfortunately this clip doesn’t include English translation but it’s visually expressive. To survive physically after being exposed to catastrophically inhumane experiences – after being extremely violated by another humans, is not only difficult and more often impossible, but it’s not by itself a moral […]

A Tale About A Victimized Hero Whose Halo Functions As A Mythological Consolation For Future Generations Spider’s Stratagem Falsifies Historical Legacy So As To Absolutize Utopia Of The Past Athos Magnani (Giulio Brogi), a man neatly dressed, with a face thoughtful rather than decisive, has just left the shade of trees for an opened sunny […]

It looks like Godard wanted to help the immortality of the old story by Merimee (vocally framed and reinforced by Bizet’s opera) by saving it from anthropological tautology. Indeed, what is so big deal about an amorous affair and its noisy betrayal? We know thousands of stories like that – love-betrayal-and-revenge – human thinking’s narrow […]

  

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