Welcome to episode 29 of Cemetery Confessions! On this month’s episode we are talking about self identity and leaving the goth subculture, we have some movie news, and we are review the new album from Espermachine. For the philosophy corner, we speak with Emma about her doctorate research on the goth scene, it’s aesthetics, and what keeps members a part of the culture into old age.
Our guest this month is Xavier! You can find his projects here:
Kinderen van Moeder Aarde, YoutTube, The Marchesa Casati, Dark Entries (English), Peek-a-boo Magazine, Dark Entries (Dutch), Personal Blog (Dutch)
Conversation about the Belgium Goth Scene 1:10
Quick News: 1:01:47
Album Review: 1:14:00
Philosophy Corner: 1:30:24
We are interviewing Emma tonight about socio-aesthetic experiences of culture, cultural history, viewing goth as a culture rather than subculture, and the sociology of design; specifically how that translates into communities of belonging especially among goths. Emma is now undertaking a PhD as a participant researcher. She recently conducted the largest ever survey about goth, among participants of the culture for that very project, which is titled Just a Phase? Goth subculture as an identity constant beyond youth.