Acting-Out Politics

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

Text was written around May/2009 To think mainly/only about making profit or making a living is for adults a condition similar to that of a tiny baby with one desire – to suck mother’s breast. When adult people in our country are seduced/forced to think mainly/only about making bucks and using it for consumption and […]

A Plant-Saint Or, May Be, A Plant-Sorcerer Emil Nolde, “Green Head Above Red Cloak” The very idea of the sainthood (or, may be, sorcerer-hood) amidst plants is, softly speaking, bizarre, but not for Nolde, who is amongst those artists who have transcended the borders of bizarre and uncanny, without becoming fairytale tellers. The archetypal semantic […]

The following text was written right before May/11/2009 I was born in Soviet Russia and emigrated to US with the hope to live in and participate in Democracy. For me it’s especially painful to see when nominally democratic authority figures think in semantic constructions or express themselves in emotional code, which are both isomorphic to […]

It looks more and more probable that a society of mass prosperity (psycho-sociologically based on consumerism and entertainment – the two functions on the same semantic stem: consumption of things and images, as it is depicted in Resnais’ film) cannot be understood without its next step – society of mass austerity (the path we are […]

Moral Debunking Of Existential Garden Through Aesthetic Debauchery Of The Artistic Form – Chaim Soutine And Human World Soutine is “artiste maudit”, the artist laboring under a curse. He is the perfect prototype of the irremediable luck of adaptation, which places individual and his instinct in opposition to every aspect of his surroundings. Raimond Cogniat, […]

From Obsession With Personal Love To A Road Toward A Non-manipulative Societarian Relations Psychotic episodes or a prelude to a spiritual transformation? Mercedes and Johnny Johnny is a person with a rudimentary – conservative ego. He, in a way, is the ultimate incarnation of a classic male’s psychological nucleus. He is crudely sincere, touchingly naïve […]

The film begins very unusually for a war movie – with a slow and empty panorama of the Pacific Ocean seen through a wide empty area of the endless beaches. It takes some time before we start to see through a distance several tiny human figures on the horses, one of which is falling from […]

The Artist (Wolfgang Paalen) And War- And Profit/Money-mongers* Who are these monstrous creatures with contrast between their bright faces and their prosaic bodies? They are not physical heads on the physical bodies, as monstrous as they are. They’re the “heads” of the social hierarchies of countries, political systems, armies or financial corporations – they are […]

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