The Driller Killer (1979), Abel Ferrara.
Noise has the power to provoke ecstasy.
The drawings are from The Laughing Vampire Vol. 2 by Suehiro Maruo. It’s a collage, not the real layout of the comic page.
I’ve bought this tank top in honour of the dozens of hours that I spend converting RAW audio files into JPEG images (and viceversa). And it’s electric blue, my favourite colour.
Yesterday the iotaQuarterly from the iotaCenter published an interview with me and a new video piece that I made specially for them. “Watching it I can hear ‘destroy’ repeated over and over in my mind.” Check it! :)
256 – Behind the Gif is a new webzine about gif art and the artists who create animated gifs. It includes some great interviews with several people, and I’m among them, and a lot of interesting contents for all of you interested in this kind of things. Check it! :)
• Cosa avete fatto a Solange? (1972).
• Soylent Green (1973).
• Addio zio Tom (136 minutes version, 1971).
• Addio zio Tom (123 minutes version, 1971).
• Arsenic and Old Lace (1944).
• Игла (1988).
• Città violenta (1970).
• C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005).
• Appropriate Behavior (2014).
• Pride (2014).
• Butter on the Latch (2013).
• Wadjda (2012).
• Passage à l’acte (1993).
• Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy (1998).
• Outer Space (1999).
• Instructions for a Light & Sound Machine (2005).
• Michael Kohlhaas (2013).
• Lifeforce (1985).
• Barefoot (2014).
• The Three Musketeers (1948).
• Go (1999).
• Stage Beauty (2004).
• The Nice Guys (2016).
• En kort en lang (2001).
• October Gale (2014).
• The Doom Generation (1995).
• Sei donne per l’assassino (1964).
• The Hitcher (1986).
• The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976).
• Winter’s Bone (2010).
• The Raspberry Reich (2004).
• Two Moon Junction (1988).
• Green Room (2015).
• The Conjuring (2013).
• Sinister (2012).
• Television Delivers People (1973).
• Oculus (2013).
• Bloodsucking Bastards (2015).
• Get Real (1998).
“…Retinal pessimism is not simply the failure of the phenomena of perception, the physiology of the retina, or the science of optics. Nor is it the conviction that whatever one is seeing is the worst of all possible things that could be seen. Both are intriguing options. But, retinal pessimism is something else, and it is encapsulated in the strange status of black: at once present and absent, at once a fullness and an emptiness, at once the absorption of all light and the total absence of light. Black is at once the foundation of all colour and, in its absence or emptiness, it is also what undermines the substantiality of all colour. If one is willing to go down this path, a retinal pessimism is not just about the non-colour that is black, but it is about the perception of colour itself. It is, ultimately, the suspicion that all colours are black, that all retinal activity is retinal inactivity. Retinal pessimism: there is nothing to see (and you’re seeing it)…”
—In case you’ve forgotten, I’m your boyfriend.
—Don’t be ridiculous…
The Raspberry Reich (2004).