Outsider Theory Podcast: Joker in the Labyrinth
On labyrinths, worlds-upside-down, clowns sacred and profane: the theatre and its troubles.
I recently recorded this podcast for Geoff Schullenberger’s Outsider Theory, an interview-based podcast exploring the mutations of theories outside of the authorised spaces of intellectual life, as well as theories around the ever-alluring figure of the outsider, and related subjects.
In this episode, we discuss my various attempts to track present structures of feeling by exploring the aesthetics and sensibilities of the Baroque and their relevance to grasping the topoi of the Covidian, among them: the image of the labyinth, the tropes of the mad world and the world-upside-down, clowns sacred and profane: in short, the theatre and its troubles. We reflect on the awakening of the sacrificial unconscious through the Dionysian onslaught of the plague and on its as-yet unfulfilled need for symbolic resolution.
Yandere plague Doktorin by HAmatsu.