EXCAVATING BEYOND THE MALE GAZE: Switch On Paper Investigation

Cyprus, often called Aphrodite’s island, is the birthplace of the Love Goddess, according to Greek mythology. There, in 1976, just two years after the island was split into a Greek part in the south and a Turkish part in the north, inscribing the division in its heart, an archaic statuette with male and female sexualContinue reading “EXCAVATING BEYOND THE MALE GAZE: Switch On Paper Investigation”

Beyond the Male Gaze: Pablo Larraín’s Ema is a Visionary Masterpiece

Chile has been back in the news for “The Rapist is You” women street protests gone viral. Was Pablo Larraín’s new film intended to encapsulate a zeitgeist or did it organically evolve that way? Ultimately, it doesn’t matter because the meaning behind these powerful primordial images of transformation is so clear — we are inContinue reading “Beyond the Male Gaze: Pablo Larraín’s Ema is a Visionary Masterpiece”

DIGGING DEEPER: Revaluing Art Value during the Great Pause of COVID-19*

Going Deeper is the Cosmic Opportunity of the 2020 Pluto Saturn conjunction…the art world response is #ramuntchomattatarocchi.
 

THE EROTIC NIGHT: The Dark Energy Aesthetic in Contemporary Art

I was to deliver the treatise that I have been developing for two decades this past weekend at the McGill “Media & the Night” Conference in Montreal. It had to be postponed, of course, and this is ironic because the subject is particularly suitable for COVID-19. Aldo Tambellini, a multimedia artist delivered this Plutonian aestheticContinue reading “THE EROTIC NIGHT: The Dark Energy Aesthetic in Contemporary Art”

Eros as the Unifying Force of a New Modernism

Lisa Streitfeld’s New Observations article defining a New Modernism of gender balance and equality: New Observations issue #33 page 22! Click here for link to Dr. Streitfeld’s podcast with Mia Feroleto on the topic of Kundalini in art.

“Paul is Dead” at 50: An Excavation

PAUL IS DEAD is a subject ripe for mediological excavation requiring occult tools that have always factored into interpretations of Beatles’ messaging.  The time and place to introduce a new “Science of Magic” with its forbidden apparatus into the academy has never been better.  Conspiracy theories surrounding Paul McCartney have been ramped up after the release of his new album Egypt Station and triumphant Freshen Up World Tour ending in July, while a virtual stream of mediology phenomenology (here is one from Revolver where the band’s transformation began) about The Beatles’ creative process keeps the online investigations fresh.  There is always something new to discover, which keeps the discussion open-ended.

Zadik Zadikian’s Leap into the Third

The spectacular Zadik Zadikian 21st century icon, Hermaphroditus, innovates the point of the feminine downward triangle as the pregnant belly, rather than the vulva, as is typical in ancient artifacts. This is surely an indication that we have moved beyond conception, beyond gestation…to the 21st century birth!