Podcast #7: MUTANT

This week’s theme: MUTANT

The Frame Loop podcast explores art and cultural texts tied together by a different one word theme each week. This week is MUTANT: join Luke and Rob for a journey all the way from Brazillian Tropicalia to  Japanese Cyberpunk cinema, by way of checking on Gregor Samsa’s ailing predicament, a few clips and a reading.


Stories at The Invisible Dot, London

The Room (dir. Tommy Wiseau, 2003) screening at Huset, Copenhagen

The Place Beyond the Pines (dir. Derek Cianfrance, 2012)


SONG: ‘Quem Tem Medo de Brincar de Amor’ by Os Mutantes


READING: The Metamorphosis (1915) by Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life (dir. Peter Capaldi 1995. Watch the film here)

CLIP: ‘Oh! The Places You Will Not Go‘ by David Rakoff (originally broadcast by Wiretap)


Tetsuo: The Iron Man (dir. Shin’ya Tsukamoto, 1989)

CLIP: Tetsuo: The Iron Man soundtrack by Chu Ishikawa


Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan at Welcome Collection, London (until 30 June 2013)

CPHPIX Film Festival, Copenhagen (11-24 Paril 2013)

I am Divine (dir. Jeffrey Schwarz, 2013)


NB: For further Tetsuo analysis, check out John Bleasdale’s piece Tetsuo: Metal Machine Music over at Electric Sheep.

Don’t forget to check out our favourite MUTANT filmsmusic, and art, and subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and Soundcloud.


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