Daily Archives: January 22, 2017

Robert Stark talks to Pilleater about Kaze to Ki no Uta, Avant Garde Art, & Philosophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Pilleater talk about the manga and anime, Kaze to Ki no Uta (The Poem of the Wind and the Trees) and themes of sexuality compared to other works of experimental art.

Topics:

Pilleater’s The Poem of The Wind and Trees Documentary
The setting of Kaze to Ki no Uta at a boarding school in Provence, France in the late 19th century
The aesthetic of the film, the Art Nouveau influence, and the Japanese interpretation of the 19th Century European Aesthetic
The art of Mineo Maya, and Patalliro’s “queer” Asian Aryan Aesthetic in contrast with Kaze to Ki nu Uta’s artistocratic one
Sexuality in Anime, the Yaoi and Shōnen-ai genres of manga, it’s controversial themes of crossdressing, homosexuality, and youth, and the large female fan base of the genre
Youth and Sexuality, capturing innocence in art, and adults longing for eternal youth
Japanese vs. Western attitudes toward sexuality and art
Other controversial yaoi’s, Okane Ga Nai (No Money) and Henshin Dekinai
Fascist themes in Manga
Japanese erotic art, Hajime Sorayama‘s robot erotica, Namio Harukawa‘s dominatrix, and controversial photographer Garo Aida
The Debate about what is Art and what is Erotica, degenerate art vs. ethically pleasing innocent art, photographer David Hamilton
Yukio Mishima’s Madame de Sade and Confessions of a Mask
The Amazing Panda Adventure, an Asian Aryan Love Story
Lasse Nielsen’s films You Are Not Alone, and Could We Maybe, as a European version of the Yaoi genre
Peter Sotos’ Selfish, Little, and photographer Will McBride
Why the 70’s and 80’s were a unique era in producing Avant Garde Art
The Left Wing of the Alt-Right
The Männerbund
Art and Aesthetics as a way to create a vision for a utopian society
Aristocratic Individualism, and how being a product of post modernism can allow one the freedom to start over from scratch, and come up with ones own utopian vision
How institutions such schools, corporations, and the media manipulate psychosocial values, and the pressure to conform to “normie” values

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