A podcast about art, politics and feelings from The Bad Vibes Club. Hosted by Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau and Beth Bramich, with interviews, audio essays, lectures and more.
On Adam Curtis Part Six: With Andrea and Ross
Matt, Andrea and Ross discuss the final episode of Adam Curtis’ TV series ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’.
We’re in a park! Together! In the sun! We sum up - talking about what we’ve learned about Adam Curtis, and ourselves.
Atlantic story about the data historian Peter Turchin - https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/12/can-history-predict-future/616993/
Time of the Gods a film by Lutz Dammbeck - https://www.kanopy.com/product/time-gods
On Adam Curtis Part Five: With Andrea and Oscar Francke
Matt, Andrea and Oscar discuss episode Five of Adam Curtis’ new series ‘Can’t Get You Out of my Head’.
John Akomfrah in conversation - https://www.lissongallery.com/studio/john-akomfrah-tina-campt-saidiya-hartman
C Thi Ngueyn - The Seductions of Clarity - https://philpapers.org/rec/NGUTSO-2
Maryam Tafakory's video essay Irani Bag - https://watch.eventive.org/monographs/play/6021b3a8555932006e2111b0
Riar Rizaldi Ghosts Like Us - http://rizaldiriar.com/ghostus.html
Black Power: a British Story of Resistance - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000tj50#credits
On Adam Curtis Part Four: With Andrea, Oscar and Ross
Matt, Andrea, Oscar and Ross discuss episode four of Adam Curtis’ new series ‘Can’t Get You Out of my Head’.
We talk about scripts, the active vs passive voice, and the problem with making individuals the bearers of history
On Adam Curtis Part Three: With Andrea, Oscar and Ross
The third episode! Ross is back, and he hasn't watched it. So me, Andrea and Oscar try and summarise it for him. Also includes a good story by Ross about catching a mouse.
On Adam Curtis Part Two: With Andrea and Oscar Francke
Matt, Andrea and Oscar discuss episode two of Adam Curtis’ new series ‘I Can’t Get You Out of my Head’.
We talk about the limits of the BBC archive, and the history of the Black Panthers that Curtis never quite gets into.
On Adam Curtis Part One: Andrea Francke, Oscar Francke and Ross Jardine
Matt is joined by Ross, Andrea and her son Oscar to discuss the first episode of Adam Curtis’s new TV series ‘Can’t Get You Out of my Head’. We talk about post truth, Curtis’s claim that what he does is journalism, and the affective or emotional tone of Curtis’s films.
Below is a list of links to things mentioned in the episode
Tribune Article about Adam Curtis - https://tribunemag.co.uk/2021/02/in-defence-of-adam-curtis
New Yorker interview with Curtis - https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-the-uk/adam-curtis-explains-it-all
NXIVM documentary ‘The Vow’ - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vow_(TV_series)
The Civil Contract of Photography by Ariella Azoulay - https://press.princeton.edu/books/paperback/9781890951894/the-civil-contract-of-photography
Lutz Dammbeck - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0198892/