Podcast 003 – Art and Immortality


The Epiloguists explore the relationship between art and immortality, discussing what is meant when a work is declared “immortal”, how important works are passed on in culture, and if a creator should make a work with an intended future in mind, among other talking points.
For the second half of the episode we also discuss whether the arts have special consideration in cultural history(?), and close out with their own viewpoints on “immortality” as it relates to the arts.

Examples cited (in order of first use):


7 thoughts on “Podcast 003 – Art and Immortality

  1. I finally got around to listening to episode 2 and 3 today (finals week, cramming and such), and I just wanted to say that I really am loving how each episode is turning out, the second one in particular. Thanks to your discussion on the auidence’s critique of an artist I decided to take a more “modest” stance when I watch (or read, or play, ect.) art, and rather than provide immediate feedback (which I’m kind of ruining my own point with this comment, but I’m really just trying to show fan support) I should rather let the artist’s point absorb in, and then decide if I really want him/her to change their art, or if I would lose more then I gain that way.

    Although, I think your first episode was much more specific and clear, while the next two were more philosophical and translucent, which I liked and didn’t. I much enjoy the presentation of new veiws on a topic, but I still am not sure as to what you’re defining your podcast as; a philosophy debate, a reveiw of arts or even just a forum of discussion? This will probably clear up after a few more episodes get published, but just food for thought.

    P.S. Your podcast has sucessfully improved my car rides to and from work, so thank you for that as well. ^-^

  2. I’m really fond of the direction the past two episodes have taken. Not to say I didn’t find the first one a stimulating discussion topic, but what’s come out of the past two has struck me differently. The VN discussion was really interesting and genuinely made me consider reading more of them. I have a hard time breaking in to that medium for some inexplicable reason, but my recent experiences with largely story-driven games (999 and VLR in particular) on top of the passion with which you all spoke of the topic have been enough for me to want to seek out more. Back to the point I was trying to make, though; these last two went away from focusing on a thing, so to speak, and went into some more philosophical ideas with art, which I found wholly fascinating. I hope you continue to mix and mash everything you four discuss (ideas and mediums) and how you approach it. Each of your unique perspectives brings something fresh to the table, and it’s a real treat to listen to all of these viewpoints coming from different parts of the art community. It’s making me consider things I hadn’t before, and I quite enjoy that. Ultimately, I like most that new media is being evaluated as legitimate art, instead of being forced to mire in the pointless debate over its merit in the zeitgeist.

    You guys are a real pleasure to listen to and make the workday go by a little faster when you post a new episode. Really helps to have something cerebral to focus in on while I whittle down the hours. Do keep it up, I’ll be a devoted listener as long as you keep on with it.

    Cheers. :)

  3. Whoa, fixed. Disabled smilies.

    I’m glad you’ve enjoyed parts of the cast. : )
    There’s been a lot of constructive negative feedback too, so we’re going to work harder to improve the show.

  4. Haha. Glad that’s fixed then.

    Methinks in the future I’ll try to engage myself a little more and see about continuing the discussion from the cast in the comments. I tend to be one of those silent fans you spoke of in one of the 3 eps who just sits back and enjoys the ride, but with things like this I just like to at least let the artist/group/whoever know that their stuff’s appreciated and enjoyed. I’m always open to some change, though! ;)

  5. Brb blow up priceless walls in pyramid :D or Trip and fall into fake wall cave in middle of nowhere Lohan Caves in Chinar- instant stash of ancient works of cool stuffs. :) (totally how to ‘immortalize’ art)

    My MA friend ended up bringing up Alan Moore/ Neil Gaiman whenever they complain lack of Shakespeare in comics. He’s yet to find the manga that references Shakespeare that is readily available (since publishers keep dying…) :/ He’s doing something similar, going for the PH.D in both manga/comics too :(

    —ON Milton- The whole time watching Code Geass, I thought Lelouche was tributing Milton like crazy too. But agh iunno Milton definitely asked important questions about the justification of authority. The devil is definitely le hero in Paradise Lost, as is Lelouche than that of the King of Brittainia heh. Also makes me feel like reading those poems about Cromwell odd enough—Questions continue to be posited in the form of art/animation/manga indeed.

    Perhaps the immortality in art is the ‘questions one raises’

    Hmm Art does have a cathartic value- I find it cool you guys have brought up symptoms of PTSD through fear of reliving events even in the form of art.

    Art galleries are a form of an attempt at immortalization of art- aren’t they? The way Andrew brought up WHO DETERMINES what ends up on the booklist reminds me of the same question: WHO DETERMINES what ends up in the Art Gallery? @_@

    Overall this was fun to listen to :) Good job Guys! Makes me enthusiastic to paint, write, and siiiing~ moar! :3

  6. An art gallery or art museum is a building or space for the exhibition of art, usually visual art. Museums can be public or private, but what distinguishes a museum is the ownership of a collection. Paintings are the most commonly displayed art objects; however, sculpture, decorative arts, furniture, textiles, costume, drawings, pastels, watercolors, collages, prints, artists’ books, photographs, and installation art are also regularly shown.:

    Our favorite blog site

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>