2011/02/15

Warm Leatherette



Warning - Video contains disturbing images

Warm Leatherette by Trent Reznor, Jeordie White, Peter Murphy

Pre-Show Radio show with Trent Reznor, Jeordie White, Peter Murphy and Atticus Ross.
Originally Posted on NIN.com

Original song by The Normal

Original Video: youtube.com

J.G. Ballard - CRASH (1973)

J. G. Ballard - Crash - Wikipedia

The book explores themes such as the transformation of human psychology by modern technology, and consumer culture's fascination with celebrities and technological commodities. The human characters in the novel are cold and passionless, unable to become sexually excited unless some kind of technology is involved (typically architecture and cars). The gruesome damage inflicted on car-crash victims is not seen as shocking, but as the liberation of new sexual possibilities that have yet to be explored, such as in one scene where a man and a woman have sex in a car that was involved in an accident, but rather than have vaginal sex, he penetrates a wound on her thigh that she received in the crash. Finally, the book asks why we, as an enlightened society, accept such a “perverse technology” – that kills a vast number of people yearly – as such an integral part of our culture.
Ballard writes in the foreword: “Do we see, in the car-crash, the portents of a nightmare marriage between technology, and our own sexuality? … Is there some deviant logic unfolding here, more powerful than that provided by reason?”

J. G. Ballard - Wikipedia


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