Friday, December 14, 2012
EXO-MYTHOLOGY as KITSCH ART.
Kitsch is a style of mass-produced art or design using cultural icons. The word is a loan word from the German word meaning "worthless."
The term is generally reserved for unsubstantial or gaudy works, or works that are calculated to have popular appeal.
The tastelessness of the kitsch style is produced by a verbal or graphical pompous rhetoric presented as a special knowledge of unsubstantial things or events. I think that an excellent illustration of kitsch Ufology is the graphic expositions of different extraterrestrial beings. Here we see bad taste and nonsense in action.
Different kinds of pseudo-science and new age mysticism are composed by recycled clichés, which are some vivid depictions of abstractions and images that rely upon analogy or exaggeration for effect.
Classic ufological kitsch are the handsome Venusians of Adamski or the auto-proclamation of Richard Boylan as Councilor of Earth. Of course in this definition we cannot forget the Flying Saucers hanging from a string tied in the branches of a tree.
Of course, there are kitsch definitions and one of these is the so called Exopolitics defined as the study of the key individuals, political institutions and processes associated with extraterrestrial life. Since we have no evidence about any extraterrestrial life, Exopolitics is a kitsch pseudo-science belonging to the pompous rhetoric of the ET=UFO fantasists.
By the way, in this short article we cannot forget a champion of modern kitsch talk: Andy Basiago and his jumps back in time and his adventures in Mars.
Billy Meier "extraterrestrial craft"
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