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NOTHING ESSENTIAL HAPPENS IN THE ABSENCE OF NOISE ___ Praxis Records e Breakcore nel documentario di Sil Bia

Il silenzio esiste solo nei luoghi morti come le profondità dei deserti, il fondo degli abissi, lo spazio siderale. Nell’asepsi acustica delle stanze insonorizzate, oppure nella tomba. Negli anni Sessanta dicevano che il suono del silenzio è ...

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An Image of Some Bright Eternity__ The artwork of David LaChapelle

Fame, what you like is in the limo Fame, what you get is no tomorrow Fame, what you need you have to borrow Fame David Bowie, Fame  How does it feel to be One of the beautiful people? How often have you been there? Often ...

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THE LAST JOURNEY _ The artwork of Femke Hiemstra

The bat, during its prodigious night-hunt, heard to the song of a nightingale. It came from a cage. The mammal asked to the bird the reason why he sang only during the night. The bird answered through the tears that one day, singing during ...

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KABALISTIC DADA-DANDY __ Il cappello mistico di Omar Nardi

Una camicia dadaista ripiegata. Dal suo colletto fuoriesce un piccolo copricapo ottocentesco da uomo. Un cappello da uomo rimpicciolito, portato sul davanti, come il cilindro di Wilhelmina Murray in Bram Stokers Dracula. Concepito per ragazze ...

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THE REAL AMERICA: WELCOME TO HELL, KISS KIDS!! ___The artwork of Ron English

And it all got to damn much for me Just got to damn rough And I pushed away my plate And said boys I’ve had enough And I lay upon the table, another piece of meat And I open up my veins to them And  said come on, eat !! Patti ...

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Swooning at the River of Oblivion _ The art by Jennybird Alcantara

There will never be Another one like you There will never be Another one who can Do the things you do The Doors, Shaman Blues I am Dionysus, generated by  Zeus, and by  the daughter of Cadmus, Semele, whose womb was melted by the ...

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THIS WHOLE WORLD’S WILD AT HEART AND WEIRD ON TOP__ The exhibition of Francesco D’Isa

Graphic elegance, tribal vocation, a subtle eroticism in a morbid anatomy style. The classical statues are quoted by amputations in Francesco D’Isa’s art. The limbs, severed by time, integrate in a living body, becoming decorations, baroque ...

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FORMER THINGS_ The artwork of Polly Morgan

"I am glad that you are going to Egypt at last, little Swallow," said the Prince, "You have stayed too long here; but you must kiss me on the lips, for I love you." "It is not to Egypt that I am going," said the Swallow. "I am going ...

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ALIENS ___ The exhibition “Walden” by Andrea Paganini

Andrea Paganini revisits the medieval tradition of bestiaries, in which human nature is inquired by one of its supposed opposites. Alien beings, and yet homologous to man in transversal ways and unmentionable manners, animals are one of the ...

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VIOLATION _ WHO HURT THE ANGEL? ___ The artwork of Trevor Brown

“Naked, except for one sock and her charm bracelet, spread-eagled on the bed where my philter had felled her, so I foreglimpsed her; a velvet hair ribbon was still clutched in her hand; her honey-brown body, with the white ...

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THE EIGHTH HOUR ___ Ghost stories in the artwork of Katsushika Hokusai, Tsukiyoka Yoshitoshi, Maruyama Ōkyo, Mariko Mori and Miwa Yanagi

According to the ancient Japanese system of time measurement,the eighth hour, yatsudoki, corresponded to our 2 after midnight. Each Japanese hour was equal to two European hours,so there were only six hours instead of twelve: these ...

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DISNEYLAND UNDER ATTACK ___ The artwork of Max Papeschi

Who's the leader of the club that's made for you and me? M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E.  Full Metal Jacket Don’t contaminate the sacred semantic field of childhood with bad things. Show only the heroic,  the humanitarian, the ...

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HOW I WISH YOU WERE HERE ___ The artwork of Alex Gross

You raise the blade, you make the change  You re-arrange me till I’m sane. Here's someone in my head but it's not me. And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear,  you shout and no one seems to hear and if the band you're in ...

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THE QUEEN OF THE INANIMATE __ Sacred aedicules, freaks, tiny monsters and mirrors in the artwork of Liz McGrath

A court of creepy little creatures, run away from the Goblin City in Labyrinth. Big eyes, bat-wings, little sharp teeth in a Muppet Show snout. A long before the Corpse Bride, blue China flesh, stitches, missing pieces: they are dolls with too ...

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SOUL MARKETING ___ Shapeless humanity, fashion system and trendy stereotypes in the artwork of Mark Gmehling at Superplan Gallery

 Trendy colouring, basic combining between black and yellow. Four wheel roller skates on ankle boots in 80's Nike-style. Fingers which form victory sign, erecting on arms entwined as a DNA helix. Mark Gmehling represents gummy beings, a sort of ...

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DOLL PARTS ___ The childhood issue in the film Tydeland and in the artwork of Mark Ryden, Marion Peck, Camille Rose Garcia, Todd Schorr and Ray Caesar

1 in 10 seven- to eight-year-old child hears voices which aren’t really there. According to a Study by the University Medical Centre, Groningen, Netherlands Jeliza Rose, an eight-year-old girl, has got a father who dreams of ...

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SPIRAL TRIBE ___ The representation of time through the ages till the symbolic form of the spiral in the artwork of Merz, Calder, Lanfredini, Nauman, Smithson, Dean, Ligorio, Gallard

Time changes form. On a perceptual level, with its upsurges and decelerations related to the mood, the frame of mind and the age of man, but not only. Also in its pure symbolic aspect.The self-devouring snake of the beginning, the giant who kills ...

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POP CLASSIC _ The exhibition of Pabo at Superplan, Berlin

    In the horizon of big urban conglomerates, the spectators’ eye expects to see - beyond the spaces occupied by advertising – the canon of stencils, the quick letters in stick or bubble style, the wild multilevel labyrinths. ...

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EMPIRE OF OBJECTS ___ Heretic Pop and semiotic terrorism in the artwork of Francesco De Molfetta and Matteo Negri

Heretic pop. Very useful. To smash the aura  of all the untouchables of art, to reveal the ridiculousness of princes, to scar the divine names of corporations. De Molfetta trains himself in committing little acts of semiotic terrorism, to the ...

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THE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR ___ The Marvellous and Very Long Interview with Cuoghi and Corsello

 THE BIG GOOSE WITH PEABRAIN  In the Nineties I was a teenager and, just as teenagers usually do, I used to think that the world was a very interesting place, all to discover. Those years were made of squats, lilac plush jackets, piercings, ...

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BOUDOIR THEOLOGY ___ Erotic mutilations, freaks and Pornsaints in the artwork of Francesco D’Isa

The artificial paradise of Francesco D’Isa is pervaded by a cruel and refined eroticism. Like going into a boudoir of tortures, covered by a pastel-coloured wallpaper. A place in which mutilations have to be shown off as something terribly ...

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MOTHERS, MONSTERS AND MACHINES ___ Postmodernism, narrations, deformity and scars in the artwork of Ray Caesar

Ray Caesar is considered one of the key-man of Pop Surrealism. This label, on one hand, fits like a glove, but on the other hand  doesn’t fulfill the range of his poetics. Expecially the most used synonym for Pop Surrealism, Lowbrow Art, is ...

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The inner light of human body __ The artwork of Chen Zhen

The antinomies of our logical system set darkness against light and soul against body, but if we refuse submitting to the automatism of the opposition, and we perform a dialectical couple-swing, we may see that light and body could function ...

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WHO ARE THEM ___ Alterity, facial deprivation and deviant fashion system in the artwork of Danny Treacy and Adriana Jebeleanu

Danny Treacy is familiar in borderlands, and he has always practised the aesthetic de-construction of  those conceptual polarities in which our culture is imprisoned. He is like a blade runner, moving on the ridge where opposites touch each ...