Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The real macaw

The video description of this piece on Vimeo says that it has something to do with Michel Foucault's theory of postsexualism. To be honest, I had a little exposure to poststructuralist thinkers like Foucault in college, and found them rather mind-numbing. So I prefer to just appreciate the neat bunraku puppetry and the nicely performed Beatles song.

Scarlet Macaw from Amber Marsh on Vimeo.


susan said...

My impression of Foucault is that he liked to express relatively simple points in a very opaque way. Of course, that's an uneducated opinion and may account for why I didn't understand the bird.

Ben said...

No, I think that's a pretty good characterization. As to the bird, I just enjoyed it without worrying whether I understood it. Hey, if they want to throw in a monkey singing "Oh! Darling" I'm up for it.