As Donald Drumpf enters the white house and we enter deeper into the historical abyss of late-capitalism it might be worth to remember just how cheerful things seemed some 50 years ago, the 1967 Montreal World Expo and in the Osaka 1970 Expo.
World exhibitions are a genre that has kind of passed on from the world, which is a shame. In the past they were used to offer a vision of the future, and though those futures seem kind of naive today, I kind of miss those people who tried giving us a universalisitc and hopeful vision for the planet and mankind. This might be a time to revive the world Expo (there’s one scheduled to happen in Dubai in 2020).
Watch the last two minutes of the clip from the Osaka 1970 expo and you are in for a treat with all those Japanese dancers waving the flags of all the nations of the earth. Oh the camaraderie!
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Aired in 2016.
List of videos in this episode:
“Delmax Siefbecq” music video by Clowncore
Title sequence by Bent Image Lab
Night Clowns, cinematography by Jonathan Rej
Clown Rave 2016 by Kytten Janae
Unabomber Speckles drawing provided by R. Land
Clown Center by Dylan Jones
Wigz by Robby Rackleff
Wrinkles Steals Kids Balloons excerpts by Cary Longhamps of Anomalous Films
Clown Drone by Renee Lusano
A TV documentary about Sasha Shulgin’s life’s work. Produced and written by Matt Wolf for National Geographic.
“Space Kitten Invasion” by Borgore & Sikdope from the “Buygore Album”
Such an stupidly amazing concept for a song and such an amazingly stupid music video.
I love it