What Comes After Postmodern

Culture as an Evolutionary Force


Neoprimitive Thinking: It's What Comes After Postmodern

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Notes from the Field: Trouble-Making Rock Stars

Posted by Matilda on January 31, 2019 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (709)

As someone who has learned a great deal about anthropology, I find the behavior of humans as documented on YouTube, social media, and elsewhere to be flippin' fascinating.


I will even occasionally watch "Real Housewives" episodes for the cities of Atlanta...

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Neoprimitive Food For Thought: CRASH

Posted by Matilda on January 27, 2019 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (320)

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So this is not the more-famous "Crash" movie you may have ...
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Neoprimitive Tragedy: Vincent Van Gogh

Posted by Matilda on January 25, 2019 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (2091)

~ CLICK on portrait of portrait of doctor
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Neoprimitive Artist ~ Jackson Pollock

Posted by Matilda on January 16, 2019 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (140)

JACKSON POLLOCK - Neoprimitive Super Genius

But "Super Genius" like the Roadrunner, not the Coyote...

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Neoprimitive Film: Gone, Baby, Gone

Posted by Matilda on December 9, 2013 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (604)

I always believed it was the things you don't choose that makes you who you are. Your city.  Your neighborhood.  Your family.  People here take pride in these things.  Like it was something they'd accomplished.  The bodies around their souls.  The cities wrapped around those.

I lived on t...

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ALICE AS SHAMAN: Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland

Posted by Matilda on May 7, 2012 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (112)


Tim Burton presents a version of “Alice in Wonderland” that is perhaps best understood as a shamanistic tale.

The “Wonderland" of Lewis Carroll is, most li...

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Neoprimitive Film: The Black Swan

Posted by Matilda on December 1, 2011 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (103)

   If the term neoprimitive can be used to describe "what comes after postmodern" and postmodernism(s), then what is the neoprimitive and how are we to understand it?  As has always been the case, we can look to the artists for insights into such issues, and in this case to th...

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The Call of the Alluvial Empire

Posted by Matilda on December 31, 2010 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (57)

Here is another art postcard I have posted in my kitchen, from an exhibit at the Issac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery at Delgado Community College featuring new works by Gina Phillips (Sept. 2nd-30th, 2010).

It is a bit scratched up from the mail delivery and has acquired a few splotches since being placed over the stove--as is appropriate for the theme of the art work, as I am calling it ...

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Neoprimitive Art ~ New Orleans ~ 2010

Posted by Matilda on December 31, 2010 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (65)

Welcome to the tail-end of 2010 and my final posting for the decade.  Well, this site is only a couple months old so that's kind of a joke.  In commemoration, I offer this series of art postcards that (intentionally or not) riff on what I would call neoprimitive themes, along with a ...

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BLACK COFFEE & APPLE PIE: Film Noir & Pulp Fiction in LA

Posted by Matilda on December 1, 2010 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (292)

 - Published in the October 2006 edition of the UNO Driftwood -

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang and Brick are both contemporary detective stories that draw from the rich tradition of American film noir and pulp fiction. These two films, recently released on DVD, will interest fans of the noir and pulp genres that call the hills and valleys of the Los Angeles cultural landscape their home.

Think Roman Polanski’s Chinatown, David Lynch’s...

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The Art of Sufficiency After a Time of Excess

Posted by Matilda on November 15, 2010 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (164)

I received this lecture invite in the mail some months ago and posted it above my kitchen countertop.  It took a while for it to really sink it, and now it cracks me up every almost time I look at it:

Please note that the arrest occurred in the year that

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Posted by Matilda on October 30, 2010 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Click image ABOVE for "New Orleans Celebrates Day of the Dead" article...

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SAVE BRITNEY SPEARS: And Why New Orleans Should Care

Posted by Matilda on October 27, 2010 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (191)

- Written February 24, 2008 -


Everyone, please pay attention: Britney Spears is not just acting out. She is going down for the count in front of our eyes. Her behavior and the expected outcome have become so severe that major press outlets have prepared obituaries for Britney, who is still only 26 years of age.

Even attorneys have given up on her, finding her to be an incorrigible divorce client and an unexpected liability. Even worse, Britney appears...

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