Tangentially Speaking

373 – James Ostrer (Artist/Lunatic)

By April 7, 2019 September 14th, 2019 3 Comments

James Ostrer has been known to dress himself in the flayed flesh of pigs and take self-portraits as a commentary on, what? How we’re all encased in the suffering of other animals? How humans are both sacred and just meat? How “art” is both absurd and utterly serious? I don’t know, but James’s work is never boring or pretentious, always provocative and thoughtful.

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Music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range; “Water from the Sky,” by Elena B. Williams; “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.

3 Comments

  • JOE peeer says:

    awesome

  • Without a doubt one of the best episodes of this year. If Salvador Dalí and Dudley Moore’s Arthur had performed a Thelemic ritual to manifest a Moonchild, that would have been James.

    And on a personal note I really appreciate the fact the conversation didn’t shy away from exploring really dark topics. Some of the things said re. suicide resonated with me, and I thank you both for it.

  • Kevin says:

    Just got round to listening to this episode yesterday and I absolutely loved it

    Funny, deep, everything that I love about a good podcast – 2 hours flew by

    You guys have to meet up again

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