Acting-Out Politics

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

“Frivolous Existential Genius” And “Moralistic Functionaries” 2 Clips from “Providence” (1977) Alain Resnais and John Gielgud (Clive Langham) are preparing a scene on the set of “Providence” Between a father and his sons – between Clive and – Claude and Kevin, the democratic culture stumbled and falls. Of course, the fall of such a massive […]

Robert Rauschenberg, “Pail for Ganymede”, 1959 The more we drown in technology the farther we are from natural grace (we have learned to see metal where our ancestors saw rivers and sea waves). To be a mechanic or an engineer (“trainers” and “trainees” of engines) means already not to be a human being as Ganymede […]

Robert Rauschenberg, “Money Thrower for Tinguely’s H.T.N.Y.”, 1960 (Electric heater with gun powder, metal springs, twine and silver dollars) Behind many technological novelties we (instead of seeing angelic faces of the inventors in eyeglasses who are moved by pure disinterested curiosity) find money calculations, and even where we find idealistic motives, technological idolatry or moral […]

When A Painting Is Squeezed By The Viewers’ Enthusiasm Transformed Into “Gold” Of Admiration Viewers’ self-aggrandizing identification with a superstar has been resourcefully parodied by the artist’s work Andy Warhol, “Gold Marilyn Monroe”, 1962 Is Marilyn lucky or unlucky for having become such a popular star, and is Andy Warhol lucky or unlucky that his […]

A monument to the skills of Madrasi master masons who built this residency in the second half of the 16th century (The World of Interiors, May 2018, p. 174-175) The double concept of glorious (exceptional) people and super-human glory – is the basic semantic construction of this building invented by its creator/architect as a work […]

  

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