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Oeuvre Busters

Deep Dives by Dialectical Dudes.

A bi-weekly podcast hosted by Liam Billingham and George Fragopoulos. Oeuvre Busters explores movies through the lens of politics, masculinity, and probably a few bad jokes.
5/13/2020

BONUS! White Elephant Art Vs. Termite Art! (with updated link to essay!)

Season 3
This week, based on a question from a listener, we sat down with filmmaker pal Shaun Seneviratne to talk about Manny Farber's influential theory of White Elephant Art and Termite Art. We talk about what the theory means, whether one type is good or bad, and whether Batman films are an elephant or termite. Finally, we discuss Liam's solo record, Neon Elephant.Shaun Seneviratne is a Sri Lankan-American filmmaker and educator in Brooklyn, NY. His past work has screened at festivals such as Nantucket, Montclair, CAAM, and San Diego Asian Film Festival.Currently, Shaun is developing his first feature film and teaches film production at the Brooklyn STEAM Center, as well as film history and visual storytelling at Pace University.Follow Shaun on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebrownshaun/?hl=enCheck out Shaun's work: https://www.shaunseneviratne.com/Read more about Manny Farber here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manny_FarberHere's a link to Farber's essay: http://www.coldbacon.com/writing/mannyfarber-termiteart-annotated.htmlYou can find more OB content atwww.oeuvrebusters.com.Also, please feel free to drop us a line, either via email or voicemail, at Oeuvrebusters@gmail.com. We are always looking to incorporate feedback from our listeners for the show, so leave us some thoughts and we might share them on the podcast. Please don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review whenever and wherever you can. We appreciate all the love and support."Robobozo" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/