Mythic art of today - recommendations

Discussion of Joseph Campbell's work with an emphasis on the personal creative impulse as well as the sociological role of the artist in today's global community.

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Post by JR » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am

Has anybody seen the film "Waking Life"? Its a film that explores the intracasies of dreaming and the philosophical implications of a waking dream (a phenominon I actually experienced myself. and led me to this movie). Its artisically important aswell becasue though it is a live action film, the insinuation of the dream state is represented by an animated overlay, basically they illustrated every live action frame. Its a very interesting movie overall.
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Post by ALOberhoulser » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am

Yep, I've seen it! I thought it was excellent!
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Post by ALOberhoulser » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am

I thought this was cool.
http://www.annoyances.com/wombat.html
This guy does this for his music magazine; he asks musicians to sketch a wombat & collects them. Trivial, perhaps...but still interesting.
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Post by ALOberhoulser » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am

I just ran across this old school horror flick host Sammy Terry :lol: ...that guy used to scare me silly when I was a kid!
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Post by ALOberhoulser » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am

Another modern artist that swept into my desktop ... http://sigur-ros.com/home/

I highly recommend checking out their untitled #1 video ..its anti-war theme is powerful!
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Post by Mike Jaszewski » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am

I'm not sure this is a "contemporary" work, but Tolkien's books (The Lord of the Rings, et al) were extremely mythological. "The Hobbit" does the hero's journey perfectly, and all the characters of the Lord of the Rings trilogy can be identified with Jungian archetypes. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, I believe there was a book written called "The Individuated Hobbit" which analyzes Tolien's work in terms of Jungian psychology.
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Post by ALOberhoulser » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am

Welcome to the JCF forums Mike!

There's a discussion in The Wisdom Pool regarding Tolkien and Campbell.

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Post by Stone_Giant » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am

Hi all, just seen a two part telivision play here in the UK called 'The Second Coming' featuring british actor Christopher Eccleston in the title role. Brilliant and disturbing with a wholly satisfying end.. in Campbell's terms anyway. I don't know when it will be shown in in the US but I would dearly like to hear the views of all in this forum. Here a link, I will post viewing times for the US if they ever appear.

http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/enter ... 50056.html
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Post by ALOberhoulser » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am

Thanks Stone Giant!

This is a nice site: http://cherokeeimages.com/
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Post by Lovedye » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am

This is all very interesting to me - the myths in the music that you love. But what about the role of the musician in today's society? What archetypes and myths do you feel that musicians and music itself are fulfilling today?

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Post by Martin_Weyers » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am

That's an interesting question, Cj. I'd like to say, that they are fulfilling the same functions as they always did: The four functions of mythology! And in doing that, they can represent every archetype that seems to be proper for their admission. The most important function is a fundamental function, that can be combined with all four specific functions of mythology: to create sacred space and, by doing that, to transform our consciousness.

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Post by crown » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am

Re:Mythic art of today.

Stanislav Szukalski

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http://www.szukalski.com


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Post by Ghostalker » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am

"Ashes of American Flags" by Wilco (from their 2001 album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot")


The cash machine is blue and green
For a bundle of twenties and a small service fee
I could spend three dollars and sixty-three cents
On Diet Coca-Cola and unlit cigarettes

I wonder why we listen to poets when nobody gives a fuck
How hot and sorrowful, the machine begs for luck

All my lies are always wishes
I know I would die if I could come back new

We want a good life with a nose for things
the fresh wind and bright sky to endure my suffering
I'm a hole without a key if I break my tongue
Oh, speaking of tomorrow, how will it ever come?

All my lies are always wishes
I know I would die if I could come back new

I'm down on my hands and knees
every time I hear a doorbell ring
I shake like a toothache
every time I hear myself sing

All my lies are only wishes
I know I would die if I could come back new

I would like to salute
the ashes of American flags
And all the fallen leaves
filling up shopping bags




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Post by Ghostalker » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am

On 2003-01-30 01:43, JR wrote:
Has anybody seen the film "Waking Life"? Its a film that explores the intracasies of dreaming and the philosophical implications of a waking dream (a phenominon I actually experienced myself. and led me to this movie). Its artisically important aswell becasue though it is a live action film, the insinuation of the dream state is represented by an animated overlay, basically they illustrated every live action frame. Its a very interesting movie overall.

I loved that film. The animation technique is called "rotoscoping." The software was invented specifically for that film, and since its release you may have noticed it in some TV commercials.


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Post by ALOberhoulser » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am

I highly recommend the new Sting album, Sacred Love , and the interview with him in the new magazine Tracks.

The article is available here.

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