Johnathon Ian Mathers is the creator of the Neurotically Yours web cartoon and the infamous character Foamy the Squirrel. One of my favorite things about him is that he is so obviously offensive in his social commentaries. Seeing as we are covering the time period of the birth of film in this course, I have decided to post Mathers’ most recent commentary on “art house film”. What is said in the intro can also be said about other art forms. For example, the ready-made “fountain” piece or the Dadaist movement. Seemingly obvious things to avoid in art, yet it’s accepted!
WARNING: IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED BY SUGGESTIVE/SEXUAL IMAGERY OR OVERLY STRANGE CONTENT, DO NOT WATCH!
To start this film, Mathers sarcastically explains (in a spooky voice, no less) how this cartoon can be categorized as art. After that…well, hold on to your seat, folks, you’re in for a weird ride! And happy early Halloween!