Ep 53 // Doc Kelley & FluxBuddha / ‘You Were Never Really Here’ / ‘A Quiet Place’

Premiere DateApr 13, 2018
00:00 Intro
01:23 START /// Doc Kelley & FluxBuddha w/ Matt Ruby
03:06 About the Fluxus art movement
04:25 ‘One For Violin’ and other examples of Fluxus art
07:12 Passage from ‘Life in Fluxus’ by Arthur C. Danto / Disrupting default mode networks
10:33 Fluxus before Buddhism? / Body knowledge + wisdom / Fluxus = reactive
13:37 Deeper into Fluxus and relationship to Buddhism
15:07 Letting go of ego / Ego death / Impermanence
18:41 Current political climate’s impact on arts / Trump as Buddha?
20:29 FluxBuddha event at the Rubin Museum / April 21, 2018
24:09 Participants
27:14 Cellphone Mandala /// END
33:21 1st Person: Claire // Cultivating Generosity
36:20 Movie Review: ‘You Were Never Really Here’ w/ Winston Cook Wilson
37:30 Movie Chat: ‘You Were Never Really Here’ (spoiler alert)
53:23 Movie Review: ‘A Quiet Place’ w/ Winston Cook Wilson
54:55 Movie Chat: ‘A Quiet Place’ (spoiler alert)
69:06 Molly Knefel // Weaponizing Political Correctness
72:09 “Faith In The City” (BTR Live Studio, 2018) IDLES
75:30 Outro / Credits
76:21 Finish.

This week, contributor Matt Ruby speaks with Christopher “Doc” Kelley about the intersection of Buddhism and the Fluxus art movement and how that led to his upcoming show at the Rubin Museum in NYC called ‘FluxBuddha: A Time-based Performance Art Concert.’ We’re also joined by contributor Winston Cook-Wilson to discuss the recently released movies, You Were Never Really Here (dir. Lynne Ramsay, starring Joaquin Phoenix) and A Quiet Place (dir. John Krasinski, starring Krasinski and Emily Blunt). Along the way, we’ll also hear from Radio Dispatch’s Molly Knefel with her thoughts on the ways in which crying foul about so-called “political correctness” are used not only by conservatives, but also by liberals; we’ll hear from a woman named Claire, who told us about the ways in which she has cultivated generosity in her life; and we’ll hear a song from a recent BTR Live Studio session featuring IDLES, a raucous post-punk band from Bristol, England.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.



‘Life in Fluxus’ // The Nation

Host J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…
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