For our podcast, Collective Nightmares, we went to a screening of Kuso (2017). We were primarily intrigued by the IMDb trivia that it was called by Verge, “The grossest movie ever made.” It sure seemed like something we should watch.
Dr. Laura Patterson described watching Kuso, the first film by artist Flying Lotus, as, “… more like going to an art museum than watching a movie.” It is that. But throughout my viewing experience I sensed a strong connection to a concept I’ve been intrigued and challenged by for some years. This is an effort to better understand both Flying Lotus’ Kuso (2017) and Kristeva’s (1982) concept of abjection.