Maus Space

I've continually had a liking for the mystical, but it wasn't until I matured a little iota that I discovered John Maus!
It is currently Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:20 pm

All times are UTC+01:00




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:23 pm 
Offline
anonymaus

Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:15 pm
Posts: 2
hi,

I'm applying to an art school based on a list of set deliveries--

one is to produce album and 'single artwork for your favorite artist.'

I have a hard time with the idea of even shortlisting or 'favoritizing' music that explicitly, but one that I think has a 'lore' or perhaps an idea behind his work that exceeds 'marketing capabilities' is JM.

what are some of his philosophical concepts/ideas that you imagine could be complemented visually?

The Hysterical Body is something I'm researching at the moment. What do you think?


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:13 pm 
Offline
anonymaus

Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:30 am
Posts: 6
Hi there! It's exciting to me that you've chosen Maus, and would like to engage his work as such. The Drone Interview may be a good place to get a concise idea of his larger ideas. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDqJjRoXBMI, or a Fader interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvz10hmPJkg&t=122s )For a more in-depth overview, there is an hour-long interview on YouTube as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnMfKacI9AY . Now, I'm paraphrasing, but a quote that has stuck out to me since I heard it is

"I believe the hysterical body ... affirms the appearance of a human being, which is not always self-apparent."

This, he suggests, has the potential to disrupt the current "situation." The current situation, in short, is late capitalism. From here comes a bifurcation of theoretical possibilities for you, as I see it. They are not limited to these by any means.

i. His insistent usage of the word 'situation' suggests an affinity towards the Situationist International -- and he is fond of Guy Debord. A good foot in the door with this school of thought would be his Society of the Spectacle, which can be found online. Search also for the technique of détournement, or culture-jamming.

ii. The Deleuze quote in the Drone interview is telling. Gilles Deleuze’s notion that one should make the most radical use of a popular language (pop music / film) rather than play in the margins if one wants to really communicate some kind of sentiment against the status quo (situation).

There is so much here, and I am sorry for the partial nature of my responses. But I do hope it provokes some thought on the matter. I strongly recommend you read, if nothing else, THIS article: https://medium.com/@impliedreader/maust ... c3181a5ca4 , written by a member of the forum ... it stands in my mind as the single greatest critical engagement with Maus's work to date.

Best of luck to you!


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:05 pm 
Offline
anonymaus

Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:15 pm
Posts: 2
thank you so much for your informative reply!

This definitely gives me something to run on and it's great to see someone who shares the same enthusiasm.

Definitely returning to this thread with some developed thoughts.

cheers!


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:56 am 
Offline
anonymaus

Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:53 am
Posts: 3
Thank you for sharing this exciting resource with me and the world. Wish you always luck. Madalin Stunt Cars 2


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to: 

cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited