Acting-Out Politics

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

Bibi Andersson in the role of Karin in Ingmar Bergman’s “The Touch” (1971) Bibi Andersson in the role of Karin in Ingmar Bergman’s “The Touch” (1971) We have now to learn how to live without Bibi while continuing to watch and re-watch her in “The Touch”, from where she has transferred to us her creative […]

You can judge a society by how much truth can be told about it in the art. The problem is that most people these days don’t think art should tell us the truth about ourselves. They think art should be congratulatory. They want lies in politics and in their own lives. Edward Albee The title […]

Landscape As A Metaphor Of Human Coupling Francis Picabia, “Idyll”, 1925 We see here representation of urbanistic-industrial way of life inside man’s head and even neck (as if, growing out of his spine brain) – man’s mind awakens with the drive to manipulate the space for the sake of his survival. We also see the […]

When Those Whom People Perceived As Role Models Become Impulsive, Vulgar And Outside The Norms Of Civility Bunuel made his “The Discreet Charm of Bourgeoisie” in early seventies, when many comfortably liberal specialists in cinema appreciated film as masterfully sarcastic and witty in a refined way and capable of arousing welcoming smiles among the culturally […]

A man plucked a nightingale and finding but little to eat, said: “you are just a voice and nothing more.” Plutarch, “Moralia: Saying of Spartans” Nightingale’ voice here is, it seems, a metaphor of a culture (as a combination of responsible cognition and aesthetics of taste), a culture which we’re losing with catastrophic results or […]

  

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