Wednesday, 30 November 2011


Notes from the 'Naked Lunch' by William Burroughs

"We friends, yes?"
  The shoe shine boy put his hustling smile and looked up into the Sailor's dead, cold, undersea eyes, eyes without a trace of warmth or lust or hate or any other feeling the boy had ever experienced in himself or seen in another, at once cold and intense, impersonal and predatory.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Notes from "Illuminations - The films of Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi

Mario Giacomelli: Contacts, 1993, 35mm, black and white, 13'
Animali Criminali, 1994, 16mm, colour, silent, 7'
Lo Specchio di Diana (The Looking Glass of Diana), 1996, video, colour, soundtrack by Keith Ulrich, 31'

History and memory
Body and embodiment
Death and cinema

Materiality of film (textures, speed, temporal disturbances, colour) that leads to the imaginary, experienced as a haunting.
Photographers as explorers
Cinematographic pornography
Symbology of fascism - invisible hand puts one creature against another (Animali Criminali)
The image with the grammar of cinema
Secrets on top of secrets on top of secrets
Cinematic archaeology
Ships of the desert = camera
Mussolini : Everyone wants to touch his hands but he's wearing gloves (forms of behaviour)
Sensory cinematography - the 'touch' (contact, missing contact)

Friday, 18 November 2011

from "snow white terror tale"

You can see 
and you can hear
but from inside the tomb of your mind
no breath will escape your lips
no tears your eyes
to the world you are dead
And soon, even your precious father will forget you were ever alive
But you my dear
you will have all the eternity
to remember

Wednesday, 2 November 2011