Philosophy

IS THIS A MAN’S SOUL LEAVING HIS BODY AFTER DROWNING?

Enter the Unfamiliar
Apr 14, 2021

IS THIS A MAN’S SOUL LEAVING HIS BODY AFTER DROWNING?

Shanel Guiterrez claimed she saw the man’s spirit emerge and walk over the water in the Philippines on November 21. Guiterrez filmed the spooky phenomenon in Davao del Norte province on her phone. She said: “It was very creepy because I did not expect to capture that thing on my phone. “I know it was his ghost. It gave me goosebumps when I watched it.” The man, identified as Dondon, reportedly drowned at the quarry site while trying to save a stray dog. Dondon was able to push the animal to safety but continued to slip into the deeper part of the water while doing so.

Based on my studies, it could very well be exactly that.

 

Jonbenet’s drawings

 

Jonbenet’s drawings

 

Jonbenet’s drawings

 

Jonbenet’s drawings

r/JonBenetRamsey

Posted by
u/_kara_ho_
34 minutes ago

Jonbenet’s drawings

lolak1445
12 minutes ago

Seeing her handwriting makes me tear up. With the media circus and mishandling of this case I think that so many people almost forget about Jonbenet in the center as more than just a case. She was a sweet little 6 year old- a baby, really. Her drawings and writing remind everybody what an innocent, little child she was despite all of the makeup and dresses she was often made up in.

Me, too. God. A beautiful, wonderful, innocent child was abused all her life by two of the sickest shits ever born. She was then killed and her body hidden in the basement. Profoundly disgusting. Just give me a few minutes with them to send them straight to Hell.

 

Bust of a Woman with Ponytail: Jacqueline

Bust of a Woman with Ponytail: Jacqueline (Buste de femme à la queue de cheval: Jacqueline), Pablo Picasso, 1955, MoMA: Drawings and Prints

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Saidenberg Size: plate: 25 3/8 x 19 7/16″ (64.5 x 49.4 cm); sheet: 29 1/2 x 22 3/8″ (75 x 56.8 cm) Medium: Aquatint and engraving

http://www.moma.org/collection/works/78266

 

Equestrian Portrait of Carmen Martínez-Bordiú

Salvador Dalí

March 25 at 9:30 PM

Salvador Dalí. Equestrian Portrait of Carmen Martínez-Bordiú. 1972.

 

mass shooters from 2019

Andy Ngô

I’m hearing it repeated as gospel truth that “nearly all” American mass shooters are white. Here are the photos of mass shooters from 2019 (defined as four or more shot in a single incident). It shows quite a diverse set of faces.

#Boulder#Atlanta

11:12 AM · Mar 24, 2021

16.9K Retweets 1,469 Quote Tweets 31.6K Likes

Telling.

Media complicity in the Communist takeover of the United States continues at an ever-increasing pace.

How much more are the people willing to put up with. That is the question.

 

Mushrooms growing out of the hand of a dead raccoon

r/interestingasfuck

Posted by
u/PapaMoe1895
3 hours ago

Mushrooms growing out of the hand of a dead raccoon

Whoa!

 

sawsir

 

sawsir

I love good sawsir art.

These are from my May 2016 uploads. No memory of source, but they are most likely from my old friend Lesley Gunter.

Sawsirs were my start in Fortean interest and research when I saw my first at 10 years old. Gosh, that was 55 years ago…

 

America Unearthed: Ark of the Covenant Hidden in Arizona (S2, E1) | Full Episode | History

HISTORY
Sep 27, 2020

Scott Wolter gets a call from a man who has a mysterious stone on his property. He’s convinced that it’s the “Stone of Destiny”–the stone that Jacob from the Bible rested his head on, in Season 2, Episode 1, “Ark of the Covenant.”

In “America Unearthed,” host Scott Wolter uses hard science and intuitive theories to explain the most mysterious artifacts and sites in America.

I found this quite interesting, as I have never heard of this theory before. I had been pretty well convinced it was and is at the Coptic church in Axum, Ethiopa.

stmaryofzion

The Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion (Amharic: ርዕሰ አድባራት ቅድስተ ቅዱሳን ድንግል ማሪያም ፅዮን Re-ese Adbarat Kidiste Kidusan Dingel Maryam Ts’iyon) is an Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Ethiopia. It is claimed to contain the Ark of the Covenant. It is located in the town of Axum, Tigray. The original church is believed to have been built during the reign of Ezana the first Christian ruler of the Kingdom of Axum (Present-day Eritrea and Ethiopia), during the 4th century AD, and has been rebuilt several times since then.[1]

 
 
Hmmmm.

 

🔥 This rabbit saving a cat who couldn’t find its way out from r/NatureIsFuckingLit

r/NatureIsFuckingLit

Posted by
u/ramighannam1981
2 hours ago

🔥 This rabbit saving a cat who couldn’t find its way out

Oh, wow, this is so wonderful. I had to post it. Another in a long line that show that animals of all kinds are intelligent, sentient and caring creatures that will go out of their way to help another… even a potential enemy.

If only the majority of us could emulate that.

 

Lizard Legends Come To Life (C4C)

jcjohnson

 

JC Johnson
Mar 1, 2012

More fuel to the fire on potential relic reptiles.

 

JC Johnson
8 years ago

Hogback is sick with all kinds of activity from Sasquatch to Centaurs including giant snakes and weird lizards. Since the airing of this video, we may well be looking at up to three or four unknown lizard species.

JC Johnson
8 years ago

We have eyewitness accounts of a lizard of this type hunting in packs. We would be very interested in any additional information you could share. The deeper we dig, the more we are finding out we may well be dealing with up to three undocumented lizards at this time.

Clint Lovewinds
2 months ago

When I was 9yrs old in the early 90s me and my siblings came across a dried carcas of a stegosaurus. This happened in a dry creek bed at the base of shay mountain in southeastern Utah. It was roughly the size of a small cow. The skin had dried around the skeleton and flood debris and sand covered it mostly on one side. The skeleton was partially showing in various spots from where scavengers had picked at it. I remember the fins or plates on its back reminded me of dried prickly pear type cactus. And the tail had one spike missing and the other spikes were whiter than the rest of the bones. As kids we just assumed that it was normal that dinosaurs were still alive. I thought for years that dinosaurs lived on the other side of the mountains. I moved when I was 12 and had forgotten all about it. After my teenage years I finally realized that this wasn’t “normal”. Thought I’d share my story for the records on here.

JC Johnson
9 years ago

@SnowWalkerPrime It would be easy to dismiss this as some sort of repatriated pet- in the end, we have literally hundreds of sightings of a similar creature in a hundred square mile area.The sightings go back fore quite a few years also. Our hope would be an indigenous lizard to the area, yet undiscovered………

Be sure to read the excellent piece on this by Lon Strickler here, The first two paragraphs of which are below..

“This is a repost of an article I had originally posted in 2012, in reference to the late JC Johnson’s investigation of cryptid lizards and reptiles in the Four Corners.”

“Cryptid investigator JC Johnson of Crypto Four Corners just released a video – Video – Lizard Legends Come To Life (C4C) – that describes sightings of a fan-collared or hooded lizard that stands and runs on two legs. In fact, a witness observed the creature capture a flying bird at a height of five feet, then proceed to eat its prey. The witness states that this lizard looked like a ‘water dragon.’ JC estimates the weight in the range of 20 lbs. or so. This particular large lizard was reported in the Hogback, New Mexico in the far northeast edge of the Navajo Nation. The witness also stated that a friend’s uncle witnessed one of these cryptid lizards kill and devour a Pit Bull dog.”

JC was so cool… an inspiration and a great influence and role model.

 

The fountain at the station square. Stalingrad. 1943

r/MorbidReality

Posted by
u/tx13bucks
18 hours ago

The fountain at the station square. Stalingrad. 1943

It does not look all that ominous. Rather pretty, actually, eh.

But as it turned out, it was, perhaps, for those who passed by it, their last glimpse of beauty.

 

sparrows portraying a horse

r/nextfuckinglevel

Posted by
u/Fun_Buyer9711
7 hours ago

Flock of sparrows portraying a horse while horses gallop in the background

Wow. I mean, Wow. This is profound on so many levels, holy cow!

 

Food for the gods – by John Anthony West

Magical Egypt
Mar 15, 2019

http://www.magicalegypt.com

My dear friend, the late, great John Anthony West, posted by my friends at Magical Egypt.

🙂

 

Banned Documentary – Why Bill Gates Switched From Microsoft To Vaccines

February 22, 2021

Why Bill Gates switched from Microsoft to Vaccines is a hard hitting documentary on the untold history of the tech mogul.

The documentary starts with a long suppressed 90s case of Bill Gates bribing to sabotage his rivals and to impose his policy on sovereign nations.

The 90s case is a pivotal moment from where Gates switches to philanthropy with a damage-control makeover with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The documentary also shows Bill Gates agenda in India and how his Polio vaccines resulted in thousands of deaths of tribal girls in India.

It also details various global projects undertaken by Bill Gates which will have a bigger impact in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis.

One of the project is Trust Stamp – a vaccination based digital identity program funded by Bill Gates and implemented by Mastercard and GAVI.

It will soon link your biometric digital identity to your vaccination records. The program said to “evolve as you evolve” is part of the Global War on Cash and has the potential dual use for the purposes of surveillance and “predictive policing” based on your vaccination history.

Those who may not wish to be vaccinated may be locked out of the system based on their trust score.

Another project that works in conjunction is aims to deliver an invisible quantum tattoo hidden in the coronavirus vaccine for storing your vaccination history.

The documentary also details how Bill Gates infiltrated Global Health with his money and his consultant friends exerting tremendous influence in the space of public health and international governance.

This infiltration is managed via British led GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) which has managed to infiltrate India’s healthcare policy-making thereby gaining a strategic position to dictate India’s response to coronavirus.

GAVI is largely led by the British government and Bill Gates. While the UK is GAVI’s largest funder, its implementation follows what is known as the” Gates approach”. Known as the Vaccine Cartel or Pharma Cartel by critics, its vaccines have been accused of causing atleast 38 million premature deaths worldwide.

According to one such study published in a respected journal by the world’s most authoritative vaccine scientists, Bill Gates DTP vaccine killed 10 times more African girls than the disease itself.

The vaccine apparently compromised their immune systems. Although, such study was never performed before 2017, Bill Gates and the Vaccine Alliance GAVI and WHO pushed the vaccines on unsuspecting African babies.

The documentary than focuses from the actual impact of Bill Gates funded vaccines to the actual agenda behind it.

As we understand it, the documentary is part of the Plandemic Series and longer version of the same exist which is being suppressed by mainstream media.

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And there you have it, folks.

 

Bill Gates-Population Control

Michael Hoskinson
Apr 9, 2020

This is the famous clip of Bill Gates describing how we can lower the population through Vaccines, Healthcare and Birth Control. It’s in the context of a TED Talk about Global Warming and how to lower C02. I hear him very clearly saying these three things can lower the population, but the first 2 would certainly increase population and the 3rd would likely stabilize or slow the rate of increase. What do you hear him say?

Such astounding evil.

Horrific that the people think it’s a good thing.

 

sunset on Mars

Wow, Beautiful.

Good night, Percy.

NASA Mars 2020 Mission Perseverance Rover.

And a new one…

sunset on Mars

Wow

 

Wow.

Just wow.

‘Not For Public View’ Biden Interview

Populist Press
Published February 16, 2021

Rumble — Astonishing outtake from a recent Joe Biden interview proves major problems he’s suffering that the media and establishment are trying to hide.

visit www.populist.press the #1 aggregator

Classic behaviors. Poor guy. This is just scary.

Powerful stuff.

HT Jeff Rense

 

Dresden

A reminder from r/MorbidReality

Posted 6 hours ago by u/DiosMioMan2

76 years ago today- the Allied bombing of Dresden began. More than 3,400 tons of explosives were dropped by 800 American and British aircraft. Eight square miles of the city was ruined, and the total body count was between 22,700 and 25,000 dead. (2/13/45)

Pointless, senseless genocide.

A foul and heinous stain on our history.

 

Hundred year old flower bush and the woman who planted it.

18 hours ago, u/directSourdine12 posted this to r/nextfuckinglevel.

Hundred year old flower bush and the woman who planted it.

This makes me smile bigly.

 

🔥 Rehabilitated Chimpanzee named Wounda showed gratefulness to Jane and team upon release back to the wild. from r/NatureIsFuckingLit

The above is from r/NatureIsFuckingLit

Posted 3 hours ago by u/SunCloud-777

🔥 Rehabilitated Chimpanzee named Wounda showed gratefulness to Jane and team upon release back to the wild.

Most excellent.

 

Oxpecker on a rhino

Some lovin from r/NatureIsFuckingLit

Posted by u/crinnoire6 hours ago

🔥 “Sometimes, all you need is a hug!” Oxpecker on a rhino.

Nature is wonderful. Love is all you need…

 

Image Credit : Mirsa Islas

Archaeologists Discover Bas-Relief of Golden Eagle at Aztec Templo Mayor

January 25, 2021

A team of archaeologists from the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (INAH) have announced the discovery of a bas-relief depicting an American golden eagle (aquila chrysaetos canadensis).

For the Mexica, the bird of prey was closely related to war and sacrifice, while being considered a nahual of the sun and, therefore, also of its tutelary god, Huitzilopochtli.

The relief was excavated at the foot of the Templo Mayor (the main temple of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan in present-day Mexico City), in the central axis that crosses the ‘chapel’ of Huitzilopochtli and the monumental sculpture of the goddess Coyolxauhqui.

Read the rest!

I love this… the ancients were just so fabulous. And the Aztec were not6 all that ancient. To my view of ancient, that is. : )

 

An old tale of horror was posted at r/MorbidReality

Posted 11 hours ago by u/Enjolraic

undercover footage from north korea shows a homeless, starving young woman; she was found dead two months after this interview in a corn field, probably trying to find a corn to eat.

North Korea : Starving 23 year-old Homeless Woman (Rimjin-gang/ASIAPRESS)

ASIAPRESSrimjingang
Dec 3, 2010

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Related article: www.asiapress.org/rimjin-gang/

23 year-old Homeless Woman Found Dead (2011/Feb/05)
ISHIMARU Jiro (Chief Editor)

A 23 year-old woman Rimjin-gang reporter Kim Dong-cheol previously interviewed was recently found dead in a field. Kim was conducting undercover reporting in South Pyongan Province in June 2010 when he met an emaciated, soot-blackened woman in the suburb of the city. With a weak voice, she told Kim she had recently lost her parents, her home, and had since been living in the streets. Kim couldn’t catch her name because of her weak voice.

At the time she was gathering grass to feed rabbits. In that region of the country, many households are obliged to feed rabbits at home and local schools gather them. It is said that these rabbits are used to supply food to the military or fur procurement. She was selling what she gathered in the market to make what little money she could.

This video interview was smuggled out of the country and distributed by ASIAPRESS. It had a large impact on the global community after footage was broadcast on major stations such as ASAHI TV (Japan), KBS TV (South Korea), ARD (Germany) and BBC (UK). In particular, after a feature report on South Korean KBS was aired on October 3, hundreds of comments were posted on the program’s website expressing deep feeling of sympathy for her.

Kim informed us she was found dead around October 20, 2010, only a few months after meeting her:

” Without a home, she had survived by begging in the market and along the road. But one day she was discovered dead in a corn field. It was the corn harvesting season at the time, so she was probably trying to find raw corn to eat. A neighborhood reported that there was a woman’s body lying in the field and rumors spread around the area. It was later confirmed that it was the body of the 23 year-old homeless woman. It seems many days had already lapsed since her death, as the body had begun to decompose. But local police still left it there for a long time.”

Currency reform, the 2009 redenomination of the won, has caused massive economic turmoil in North Korean society, leading to increases in homelessness and starvation in several regions. For families like that of this woman, the policy destroyed their livelihoods. They had no choice but to sell their homes and wander the streets. She is one of the victims of this reckless redenomination policy.

Footage Copyright : ASIAPRESS
The video footage may not be used in any form(copying,selling,renting,distributing,screening,broadcasting, webcasting and debunking) without the prior written consent.

Heartbreaking horror. And though this is ten years old, not a God damn thing has changed over there, with the possible exception of the closing of one (or two?) of the worst camps. 12? 14? God, I forget. And, Godspeed 22!

Don’t worry, though, they’ve still got plenty of camps. Many are mines. Factories, as well, making low-end things destined to be labeled “Made In China” — and sold here.

I was deeply into digging out info on North Korea back when it started it’s media blitz a few years ago. I learned so much and was simultaneousl sickened, incredulous and awestruck. I still follow it — and if you are interested I highly recommend the DailyNK, a news service out of Seoul staffed and run by a good-size cadre of reporters who are all escapees from the North. They have myriad contacts in the North and their site is updated every day. It’s the real NK news, right from the horse’s mouth, not the ridiculous MSM hooey.

 

Striped Cow

r/Damnthatsinteresting

Posted 8 hours ago by u/Rusty_Crank

Scientists believe that a function of a zebra’s stripes is to deter insects, so a team or researchers painted black and white stripes on several cows and discovered that it reduced the number of biting flies landing on the cows by more than 50%.

Neato. I do not understand why this is not a widespread practice if it produces that level of efficacy. It sounds to me like the right thing to do. But maybe there are just too many cows to do it properly. Sigh.

 

Götz von Berlichingen

r/Damnthatsinteresting

Posted 8 hours ago by u/Psilocybination

Everyone, meet Götz von Berlichingen, the creator of “lick my ass.”

Wow.

 

Untitled (Future Herbarium)

Laurent Grasso — Untitled (Future Herbarium)

[oil on wood, 2020]

Via jamesternes’ reblogging of jareckiworld’s post.

 

lookout tower

Above the trees

Source: rebelheart-rebelsoul

A saucer hunters’ wet dream.

And hey, it kinda looks like a saucer, too, eh?! lol

There are just so many reported sightings from fire lookout towers just like this one from all over a especially in the Pacific northwest, from whence there was a flap of sorts. And all of them were quite riveting on many levels.

God, those were excellent times.

Pity they’ve stopped, really. Hopefully it continues and only the reports have stopped.

Do any of you know the scoop?

Do tell ! smi

— Be anonymous if you’d rather, eh.

Peace

 

Amazing Polly

Link to this on bitchute

Amazing Polly

Find all my info here: amazingpolly.net/ NOTE; sorry about the flashing.. it’s the editor. I can’t even see it myself until it is all saved & ready. Will try to do something about it in future. ALSO I screwed up the USSS/Castle Rock. Was thinking of something else. Here’s what it means:
USSS is the United States Secret Service and CASTLE_ROCK is potentially the locked-down White house,

In the first part of the video I give an overall view of the situation (not exactly cheery). Then I talk about Nancy Pelosi going nuts trying to get rid of Trump even though there’s only 9 days left in his administration (or so we think.) Then I use clips to show the difference between the Corporate Media’s propaganda and the reality of what happened on January 6th at the Trump rally in DC. I then go over the fallout – deplatformings and witch hunts all over the place, including the swift un-personing the President of the United States! Finally I look at a Q post that has some similarities to what we are currently living through.

References:

National Pulse Timeline of Events: thenationalpulse.com/breaking/ex-capitol-police-chief-says-pelosi-mcconnells-sergeants-at-arms-refused-security-measures-while-new-timeline-proves-trump-incitement-claims-bogus/

Jon Sullivan Intelligence Asset?: www.ptnewsnetwork.com/from-olympic-hopeful-and-successful-freight-broker-to-left-wing-extremist-john-sullivans-story/

I would link to Millie Weaver but right now I can’t find her. We’ve all been scattered!

#AmazingPolly #DeepState #StopTheSteal #Purge

BigTech just purged the president of the United States and untold numbers of creators and users. We are working around the clock to keep up, but could do with extra help. Consider a $5 donation today. Thank you – BitChute.

Everyone should see this. Seriously. You won’t find any of these facts on the mainstream media, so please watch it here.

It is thorough, well researched and nicely produced. The story paints a picture that is quite disturbing. Unfortunately for us all, Polly is spot on.

All one need do is look around you to verify the results of the agenda.

 

The Republic is now dead.

245 years of freedom — destroyed — in the most thorough, evil coup in history.

Our country has been turned over to the Chinese Communist Party.

I call for every Democrat to be hung from the nearest tree for treason.

Every one.

No exceptions.

Hey, maybe those guillotines from the FEMA camp days could be put to use. lol Lol guillotines…

Be well.

 

A Freakishly Well-Preserved Woolly Rhino

A Freakishly Well-Preserved Woolly Rhino Was Plucked From Siberia’s Melting Tundra

gortex
Knight of Ni Member
Registered: 8/16/2009 – Location: Valles Marineris – Mood: Transmogrified – Member was on ATS 12 minutes ago

posted on Jan, 2 2021 @ 04:11 PM

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As the planet warms Siberia’s melting tundra begins to give up its secrets from the past , who said climate change was all bed.
The most recent find from the region of the Russian Republic of Yakutia is this well preserved Woolly Rhino believed to be 2-3 years old which died around 20,000 and 50,000 years ago probably from drowning.

Preserved in ice for tens of thousands of years, this juvenile woolly rhino still has its thick, reddish-brown hair, all of its limbs, and most of its internal organs, including its intestines.

To date, this furry little creature is the best-preserved woolly rhino found in the Arctic Yakutia and may even be the most intact ever discovered anywhere in the world.
www.sciencealert.com…

Woolly rhino found in Yakutia in August 2020

The Siberian Times
Dec 29, 2020

courtesy Vitalik Isaev read more siberiantimes.com/other/other…

Little fella needs a name , I’m calling him Big Ron.

life is postponed for the future
one is educated to live in the future and not to live in today….Live in the present.

Wow. Seriously cool.

I hope that unknown animals will come to light!

 

Paranormal Files THE PHILIP EXPERIMENT

TWIEParanormalFiles
Feb 18, 2013

TWIE paranormal files – the philip experiment. www.TWIEntertainment.com www.twientertainment.com/ if you need help with editing and even special effects on your own projects please do contact us we are here to help and we can do this for you for FREE as why not see what we can do for your projects and youtube channel if you have any paranormal stories or footage and you wish to share them with us please do contact us

 

The Philip Experiment

HistoryvsHollywood
Apr 23, 2014

Video of the Philip Experiment from the early 1970s.

 

Paranormal Musings: The Philip Experiment

Katie of the Night
Feb 20, 2019

Me talking about paranormal crap for 16 minutes straight. This MAY be interesting to you if you think paranormal, parapsychology, seances, spiritualism, psychokinesis, poltergeists, ghosts, spirits, demons, or any other crazy stuff is cool.

The Philip Experiment was a parapsych experiment in which a group created a pretend ghost and then contacted him via seance. It worked, so what does this mean?? This video is a little overview about the experiment and what I get out of it. I’d love to have a discussion so lmk your thoughts! I decided to film this video without seeking out any other youtuber vids about this experiment, so hopefully mine measures up with only internet research under my belt!

Music:
1. Crossing the Threshold – Ghostpocalypse by Kevin MacLeod
2. Industrial Music Box by Kevin MacLeod

I just learned of this today and it is certainly thought provoking. And wonderfully Fortean. Ive always been fascinated by the very concept of tulpas, let alone their existence.

To think that our minds have the ability to create, out of the energy of our thoughts, actual physical manifestations that appear in our reality, is just awesome and wondrous.

What could the mechanism be that allows that to occur? I have seen monks do some amazing things, but not really tulpa creation, per se, unless the things they do can be called tulpas, as well.

As the girl in the 3rd video notes, the majority of seances are really just entertainment, to be polite, but, are ‘real’ seances tulpas, too, created by the minds of those present and not, in fact, entities from a nearby dimension?

I would love to hear your thoughts on that important enigma.

 

Marat/Sade (1967) + subtitles

Fidelis Scardanelli
Oct 18, 2012

subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian), French, Spanish, Turkish, Greek, Italian
Turn ON subtitles with button CC on the bottom of the video.

Complete title:
The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat … Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade

Cast:
Ian Richardson as Jean-Paul Marat
Patrick Magee as Marquis de Sade
Glenda Jackson as Charlotte Corday
Susan Williamson as Marat’s mistress
Clifford Rose as Asylum director

production:
Royal Shakespeare Company

Directed by:
Peter Brook

Based on the play by:
Peter Weiss

The Marquis de Sade is locked in the Charenton mental hospital and decides to put on a play. His overseers agree as long as he follows certain conditions. He writes and directs the other mental patients in a play based on the life of the Jean-Paul Marat. As the play progresses, the inmates become more and more possessed by the violence of the play and become extremely difficult to control. Finally, all chaos breaks loose.

Awards:
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 1969
Won Silver Ribbon Best Director — Foreign Film Peter Brook
Locarno International Film Festival 1967
Won Special Mention Peter Brook

Whether it’s based on reality or not, Marat/Sade is an ambitious idea. The Marquis de Sade (Patrick Magee), often wrote and produced plays during his incarceration. Whether he made one about Jean-Paul Marat is debatable and this is certainly not based on anything Sade wrote. Marat/Sade is actually a filmed version of a play written in the early 1960s (and fully titled The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat As Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of The Marquis de Sade) by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Ian Richardson plays the bathtub-bound Marat, and Glenda Jackson plays his assassin. The only problem, of course, is that in the world of the film, Richardson is a lunatic paranoid and Jackson is a narcoleptic depressive. This makes for some strange interpretations of history, mental illness, heroism, and politics — and where we draw the lines among all these things. In the end, Marat/Sade comes off as more of a joke than a think-piece, unfortunately. We laugh at the participants instead of pitying them. We don’t think about history and its interpretation: We think instead about what kind of royal person would willingly subject themselves to a presentation of this play. The chaos that erupts is completely expected. Better idea: Have a group of royals present a play inside a mental institution, and see how the inmates respond…

Wow, this is simply fabulous.

Saw it for the first time tonight. I need to watch it again! And then… again!

 

Art Must Be Beautiful, Artist Must Be Beautiful

Marina Abramovic Art Must Be Beautiful, Artist Must Be Beautiful (1975)

Installed at the Tartu Art Museum.

Source: zzzze, via perrfectly’s repost of hatin’s repost.

To add…

Postcard from Estonia

Tartu

We travelled to Tartu in Estonia, best known for its School of Semiotics, for the opening of the arts festival ART IST KUKU NU UT organised by Rael Artel and Kaisa Eiche. www.artistkukunuut.org/2011/en/

The headline exhibition is Art Must Be Beautiful Selected Works by Marina Abramovic at Tartu Art Museum, a charmingly wonky pink edifice in the centre of town. Vodka shots with pickles were being served outside in the square for the opening; much more conducive to a good night than the icy bins of beer bottles served at London openings.

This concise show, curated by Rael Artel, focuses on her solo works before and after her partnership with Ulay of 1976-88. Artel has boiled four decades of the artist’s oeuvre down to four works for this small gallery. She has chosen to concentrate on Abramovic’s vision of being an artist, her position in society and her critical stance towards the expectations that society generates towards visual art and cultural production as a whole.

The first work, Art Must Be Beautiful, Artist Must Be Beautiful (1975) protests against bourgeois taste in art and the sexist stance towards female artists. In this now iconic work, the artist repeats the title phrase whilst ferociously brushing her hair until she damages herself.

[snip]

Check the Postcard from Estonia link for the source of the quote above.

Excellence.

 

Alan D. on Nancy P.

Well said, Alan.

She ought to, in addition to being ashamed of herself, be imprisoned for treason. Seriously.

Be well.