Notes on Camp

After investigating the politics of cool on the last Trip episode, the crew turn their attention to another distinctly modern sensibility: camp.

Digging into Susan Sontag’s formative 1964 essay on the camp aesthetic, Nadia, Keir and Jem think about how elements of the artificial, the theatrical and the sentimental come together in camp cultural objects, from porn movies to Tiffany lamps to risqué radio comedy.

Has camp evolved in the 60 years since Sontag’s essay? And has camp’s attitude of ironic detachment changed culture forever?

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Produced and edited by Matt Huxley and Chal Ravens. PRS licence number: LE-0016481

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