The Creative Life of Julian Jay Roux

Cosmic Snow
5 years, 8 months ago Comments Off on Cosmic Snow
Posted in: Poetry

I see, a landscape, snow. snow from horizon to horizon, and beyond the horizon, space, where moon lit snowflakes mingle with countless galaxies of stars, and snowy summits reach out into intergalactic space, cosmic, the moon, full, like the all-seeing eye of existence itself “Hallo Universe!” “I Love you!” somewhere, deeper, an angel smiles, “I […]

Beyond Dreams upon Dreams
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the great dis-aster: unconscious life,   these chains of sleeping death, these chains of time, of space,   my soul screams out into the eternal silence of psychic space.   From the undivided sea, as invisible all permeating light, the great transparency, prism of the world-dream, mother-father of all lights,   From this sea of […]

The One - Act 1: Scene 1
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Posted in: Script & Story

The One or Theater of the Transcendental Past-times of the Supreme Personality of the God-Head.   Act One: Scene One; An Allegorical Masque of the Creation of Reality from Emptiness, and the Incarnation of the Highest Personality of the Godhead.   Materials   Golden Peacock Feather Mask Bright Adjustable Strobe Light   Black Sad Mask […]

Nietzsche: The Death of Tragedy
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Posted in: Academic Essays

Nietzsche, in ‘The Birth of Tragedy’, details how art develops to its ultimate form of tragedy through the continuing strife and periodical reconciliation of Apollonian and Dionysian art forms. Apollonian or “the visual arts”, concerned with representations and the analysis of appearances, in essence the “the world of dreams”, are the vehicle for human consciousness […]

The Creative Process of Rimini Protokoll
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Rimini Protokoll is a German theatre company based in “Hebbel am Ufer (HAU)” Berlin (Website). Rimini Protokoll is currently made up of a trio of stage artists: “Helgard Haug (1969), Stefan Kaegi (1972) and Daniel Wetzel (1969)” (Website) that work in a collective; pooling and blending their individual creativity together in different ratios for different […]

Plato: Art & Morality
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Posted in: Academic Essays

There are many different views on what Morality is, and on what Art is, as well as on how far the two relate and interact with each other. There are so many possible interpretations and versions of these concepts that for the sake of efficiently meeting its requirements, this essay will narrow its discussion of […]

Plato: Reason & Poetry
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Plato’s republic functions upon a foundation of pure rationality and has no place for the art of Poets that “produces a violent [emotional] reaction” [Plato Book III] . It maybe argued that the creativity and emotivity of Poets represents the freedom in man that distinguishes him from a predestined algorithm of thought and action. In […]

Oscar Wilde: What is the use of Art?
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 Oscar Wilde, in his short ‘Preface to the Picture of Dorian Grey’, outlines an aesthetic view of art, that “all art is quiet useless”. This view rests on the idea that an “artist is only the creator of beautiful things” and that it serves no purpose except to be beautiful and by being beautiful, entertain […]

Percy Shelley: Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
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  In his essay, ‘A Defense of Poetry’, Shelley’s final claim that “Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world” has its basis in his opening view of the human mind.   For him the human mind performs two very important and very different “mental actions”: it reasons and it imagines. Shelly argues Reason is […]

Percy Shelly: Imagination and Morality
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“The great instrument of moral good is the imagination” – Percy Bysshe Shelley Imagination is the capacity of empty awareness to fill itself with experiences such as concepts, ideas, images and thoughts. So though man may live a life of routine, habitually filling their awareness with a set number of variable experiences limited to the […]