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Gaga does it again

16 Apr

The opening of Lady Gaga‘s new video is another sounds like  a 1950s monster movie and looks like a pornographic version of a 1960s Klaedoscopic film.

To me, Gaga is the greatest Goddess of the age.  Something to give your life for, in a world where it sometimes seems as if there is nothing left to believe in. A true spectacular simulacrum that performs the same function as the high priests of ancient Egypt, in creating a spectacle that makes us come to face to face with the transcendent and transcend our everyday lives.

Lady Gaga, to me, is a constant cry, to become more, to become eternal, to go beyond the limits of the possible.  Many of her messages are very psychedelic, calling us to accept ourselves as beautiful creatures of the universe and explore our full potential: “”I’m beautiful in my way, ’cause God makes no mistakes; I’m on the right track, baby, I was born this way.””

This is The Manifesto of Mother M onster.

On board a government owned alien territory in space, a birth of magnificent and magical proportions took place. But the birth was not finite, it was infinite. As the wombs numbered and the mitosis of the future began, it was perceived that this infamous moment in life is not temporal, it is eternal. And thus began the beginning of the new race– a race within the race of humanity– a race which bares no prejudice, no judgment, but boundless freedom. But on that same day, as the eternal mother hovered in the multi-verse, another more terrifying birth took place– the birth of evil. And as she herself split into two, rotating in agony between two ultimate forces, the pendulum of choice began its dance. It seems easy, you imagine, to gravitate instantly and unwaveringly towards good. But she wondered, ‘How can I protect something so perfect, without evil?”

Psychedelic Gaga?

26 May

Is Lady Gaga psychedelic? According to the most stringent criteria she most certainly is not. She is an extreme product of consumer culture and indeed she does not seem to overtly reference psychedelics or psychedelic culture in her work. Still, watching the amazingly surreal abundance of images, symbols and colors which streams from the screen while watching her music clips, there does indeed seem to be something psychedelic about her – Although admittedly pertaining to a very dark strain of psychedelia which we will most certainly be sure to explore here in the future.

Psychedelic or not, one thing is for sure, watching this video clip while under the influence can prove to be a highly revelatory experience. The only question is: who is being revealed?

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