Author Topic: Different vaporwave meanings  (Read 462 times)

Vytral

Different vaporwave meanings
« on: December 18, 2018, 07:55:08 PM »
Hi! This is my first post on the forum :b

To start, I've noticing something. Everytime I search about vaporwave on youtube (egg. about vaporwave tutorial items and yes I know it's weird...) I ended up watching people showing their "aesthetic" hauls (note: I'm aware that aesthetic and vaporwave isn't quite the same but still). These people think aesthetic=pastel goth or exclusively 80's decore. Why would they think that?

Another doubt I have is if we can say all 80's related objects can be considered vaporwave if we consider there are not greek sculptures or cyberpunk implied?

Hope to hear all your responses. Greetings.  8)


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Re: Different vaporwave meanings
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2018, 10:16:59 AM »
Hi! This is my first post on the forum :b

To start, I've noticing something. Everytime I search about vaporwave on youtube (egg. about vaporwave tutorial items and yes I know it's weird...) I ended up watching people showing their "aesthetic" hauls (note: I'm aware that aesthetic and vaporwave isn't quite the same but still). These people think aesthetic=pastel goth or exclusively 80's decore. Why would they think that?

Another doubt I have is if we can say all 80's related objects can be considered vaporwave if we consider there are not greek sculptures or cyberpunk implied?

Hope to hear all your responses. Greetings.  8)
Vaporwave is based on nostalgia and even though that i think most people that are into vaporwave weren't alive during the 80s, It has some sense of a "classic" feeling to it.

Eis-T

Re: Different vaporwave meanings
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2018, 06:25:59 PM »
I think it is great that there is no uniform, single definition of Vaporwave. There is something beyond words that Vaporwave manages to evoke and we, the vaporwave community, haven't been quite able to put our finger on it.
This partly explains why the concept of vaporwave is stretched so widely that almost everything from the early 80's to the late 90's fits under the vaporwave umbrella. I'm not sure whether this is problematic. What I do find problematic is the "aesthetics police", that it is up to some people to decide what is deemed worth remembering and canonizing through vaporwave and what is not. Ultimately it is a highly personal artform based on hazy memories and associations of a future that are bound to differ from person to person.

tl;dr
What is vaporwave to you does not necessarily have to be vaporwave to me. and that is ok. Who am I to deny you of fondly remembering a future that a piece of your culture represented?
"Thank you for choosing Eis-T as your personal refreshment today"