CSS: The Master  & dj set Imocean Ki [Inertia Movement]
La COLECTIVA GAZETTE
22 Martie 2018
A hallucinating Iona woke up on a ferry alongside his saviour, a psychoanalyst who involves him in an existential conflict with himself, that’s what the film intrigue would be.
The Master assumes the idea of faith in a “Cause,” which can be a reverie of any doctrine, of any possible truth from which individual realities that sink from conventional space and time into a personal igloo can be born. The Master is a movie that disturbs you, convinces you through the aesthetics and raw force of the characters. We have two force characters – Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) who make up each other as an endless puzzle. The first wants to unite all the sciences into one and to make a religious caricature of scientific knowledge, (as historian L. Ron Hubbard, founder of scientology, experienced) and the second’s nature is to destroy of all his principles from the ground. Freddie was born prematurely, hoping to find his meaning in militarian-marine crusade, he is a seeker on the border between psychosis and belief, a stranger on an inner sea, while Lancaster however was born too old, full of meanings and ideals almost messianic.
I think Paul Thomas Anderson’s film nevertheless throws a single conclusion: not to confuse the anomaly with destiny, a subtext that a sophist as Lancaster Dodd paraphrases sublimally in Freddie’s sugar consciousness.
The film gives no answer to the two men’s dilemma, alternating between two equivalent voices like the director’s perspective, Freddie being at the same height as the fictional founder of the Scientology church.
Believing in the value and even eternity of one’s own destiny is a laitmotif of ambulatory prophets or vagabond, the minimum difference between the mad and the psychiatrist defining however the incredibly slippery spectrum of the mind.
text written by Agănencei Ştefan
Imocean Ki (Inertia Movement)
Thursday dont’ assume! Colectiva Gazette continues the amazing movie curation within CSS series of events and more great curated music on vinyl. We say this “don’t expect” because this time “The Master” will make you seriously thinking and is gonna seriously impress you through the artistic acts of Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix in a post-war movie, a movie in which the world reconstructs searching for new spaces of being.
The curated music for Thursday’s event covers jazz spaces and the likes born in the hotel dancing rooms and the big city clubs and venues going from older New York Fania Records in the ‘60s to the fantastic Berlin artists of today from Sonar Kollektiv and Compost Records. Actually Sonar Kollektiv are the authors of a Romanian compilation that covers the jazz from the Electrecord archives from “Romanian Jazz – Jazz From The Electrecord Archives 1966-1978”.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s movie happens after the second world war that destroyed basic human rights such as identity and race, freedom of thought; the feeling is of great uncertainty which fuels another wave of great lies and fanaticism of the new world to come, despite the expectations that’s “don’t assume”, a movie that will challenge your thoughts. You will get destructive rituals drowned in alcohol or religion fed by Freddie’s character, played by Joaquin Poenix. Hoffman playing Dodd is a sharp exploiter of hope, the one that has a refined ability to spot Dodd’s fragility ( father deceased, mother institutionalized) making promises that confort Freddie to hope for freedom, happiness and even treatment for leukemia.
Imocean is the producer of the Inertia Movement podcast, a project started in Dublin as an effort to explore the various musical spaces, already at episode no. 37. He is the initiator of the project inertiamovement.net, a publishing exercise supporting independent Romanian and international music, a passionate collector of vinyl.
In this project, he interviewed artists who, through their work, strongly influenced various musical spaces, such as Gilles Peterson, the famous BBC curator, Worldwide Festival organizer and Worldwide FM producer, or Morton Subotnick, the creator of the first versions of Buchla Synthesizer, a visionary of electronic music, from the West Coast America.
#ColectivaSilverScreen proposes a series of feature and documentary film screenings with dystopian, anarchist, activist, trangressive and other various underground culture related themes, ranging from the culture’s onset until the present day.
Artwork: Alexandra Mocan
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