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Post modernism

  1. 1. Post-Modernism A Limited Introduction
  2. 2. Defining Post-Modernism <ul><li>Post-Modernism labels art, literature, music, and architecture. </li></ul><ul><li>Attempting to describe P-M is a difficult task. </li></ul><ul><li>More than any other period, the definition of P-M is often determined by a comparison/contrast to another period. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Characteristics of P-M A blending and questioning of the real vs. the fictional Fragmentary and chaotic experimentation mingled characteristics; mixed genres No overarching truth; truth does not exist. External versus internal temporal disorder Look to non-west religion, social habitation, self-actualization No overarching narrative or explanation
  4. 4. Post-Modern Statements <ul><li>The quest for truth is a lost cause. </li></ul><ul><li>A person’s sense of identity is a composite constructed by the forces of the surrounding culture. </li></ul><ul><li>The languages of our culture literally construct what we think of as “real” in our everyday existence. </li></ul><ul><li>Reality is created by those who have power. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Media in general is very P-M <ul><li>Commercials </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper/Magazine Advertisements </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Pop-ups </li></ul><ul><li>The infamous Pre-Movie </li></ul>
  6. 6. Media in the 30s and 40s
  7. 7. Media in the 50s and 60s <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CjWbemTNcw </li></ul>
  8. 8. And today <ul><li>http://www.cnn.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mtv.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://current.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/#!/ </li></ul>
  9. 9. Architecture <ul><li>Post-Modern changes in architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Layerings of facades </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive increases in signs and symbols </li></ul><ul><li>Buildings become a sign </li></ul><ul><li>Environment taken out of consideration </li></ul><ul><li>Various styles enjambed </li></ul>
  10. 10. Various Styles Enjambed
  11. 11. I. M. Pei Buildings Become a Sign
  12. 12. Frank Gehry Layerings of Facades
  13. 13. Environment Taken Out of Consideration
  14. 14. Fragmentary and Chaotic
  15. 15. Various Styles Enjambed
  16. 16. Frank Gehry’s residence
  17. 17. Milwaukee Museum of Art
  18. 20. Petco Park, San Diego
  19. 22. Soldiers’ Field, Chicago
  20. 27. Postmodern Music <ul><li>Cowboy Junkies </li></ul><ul><li>Cake </li></ul><ul><li>Talking Heads </li></ul><ul><li>Elvis Costello </li></ul><ul><li>Death Cab for Cutie </li></ul><ul><li>Weezer </li></ul><ul><li>Siguros </li></ul><ul><li>Beck </li></ul><ul><li>Beastie Boys </li></ul><ul><li>Outkast </li></ul><ul><li>Modest Mouse </li></ul><ul><li>Radiohead </li></ul><ul><li>Kanye West </li></ul>
  21. 28. Talking Heads, Burning Down the House, Live <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNnAvTTaJjM </li></ul>
  22. 29. Elvis Costello clips <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNMCWGCAIME&mode=related&search = </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ_aOk2NY_k </li></ul>
  23. 30. Beck, Fugees, Siguros <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPfmNxKLDG4 </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =7YAEWrnOtrY </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr_MJAOyOeU </li></ul>
  24. 31. Kanye, Beastie Boys, Weezer <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIbnlvjF5PY </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co0tTeuUVhU&ob=av2e </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5rRZdiu1UE </li></ul>
  25. 32. Kanye West and Radiohead <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7W0DMAx8FY </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B6n6Z3TAjk </li></ul>
  26. 33. John Cage, 4:33 <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUJagb7hL0E </li></ul>
  27. 38. Post-Modern Art
  28. 59. Postmodern Television <ul><li>We have four kinds of postmodern television. </li></ul><ul><li>Each of these borrows from the grid of Postmodern characteristics. </li></ul><ul><li>Pastiche </li></ul><ul><li>Spectacle </li></ul><ul><li>Faux T.V. </li></ul><ul><li>Mystery </li></ul>
  29. 60. Pastiche—a humorous rehash of something already famous within our culture. <ul><li>The Simpsons </li></ul><ul><li>Family Guy </li></ul><ul><li>Buffy the Vampire Slayer </li></ul><ul><li>Reno 911 </li></ul>
  30. 61. Spectacle—a show that caters to the most base and shallow within us. <ul><li>The Real World </li></ul><ul><li>Jackass </li></ul><ul><li>Cops </li></ul><ul><li>Survivor </li></ul>
  31. 62. Faux T.V.—Self referential shows, shows about shows, fake news <ul><li>The Daily Show with Jon Stewart </li></ul><ul><li>The Colbert Report </li></ul><ul><li>Seinfeld </li></ul><ul><li>The Office </li></ul><ul><li>The Hills </li></ul>
  32. 63. Mystery—Bizarre searches for the unknown, including spirituality, philosophy, and technology <ul><li>Twin Peaks </li></ul><ul><li>Lost </li></ul><ul><li>X-Files </li></ul>
  33. 64. Post Modern Movies <ul><li>http://www.onpostmodernism.com/movies/default.aspx </li></ul>
  34. 65. <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbONkZsduZs </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLEgfv9bOtA&mode=related&search = </li></ul>

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