Aisling McCoy

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AISLING MCCOY Studies in Time and Distance website Instagram The past strange months of the covid-19 pandemic have often caused me to think about the idea of “the uncanny” or “das unheimlich”- which translates from the german not just as un-homely or sinister but the more insidious anxiety of the familiar becoming strange. During the […]

They Live

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THEY LIVE John Carpenter between sci-fi, action movie, street fight, anticapitalism and class struggle   text by: Matteo Cremonesi “This glasses function like critical ideology glasses.They allow you to see the real message beneath all the propaganda, publicity, posters and so on”. “You see dictatorship in democracy, it’s the invisible order which sustains our apparent […]

Elisabeth Hogeman

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ELISABETH HOGEMAN Temporary Arrangement   websiteInstagram   The patchwork architecture and collaged interiors in Temporary Arrangement are predicated on the idea that we increasingly live through images. Culling from idealized home and lifestyle magazines, which are so heavily curated as to propose that we should strive to live in uninhabitable ultra-refined spaces, these photographs take […]

Kai Yokoyama

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PHROOM   HOME Artists Projects Interviews Book Reviews Essays Moving Images Authorials TV Exhibitions Education Submission Newsletter About   KAI YOKOYAMA The day you were born, I wasn’t born yet website Instagram This is what I have to do now with my life. When this pandemic began in 2020, I lost control like people around […]

“MOLATHAM” // Scott Caruth

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PHROOM   HOME Artists Projects Interviews Book Reviews Essays Moving Images Authorials TV Exhibitions Education Submission Newsletter About   SCOTT CARUTH “MOLATHAM” website Instagram Publisher: Trolley Books text by: Antonino Barbaro For about six years starting in 2012, artist Scott Caruth has been involved with periodical non-violent activism support to the ISM (International Solidarity Movement) […]

Antonino Barbaro

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PHROOM HOME Artists Projects Interviews Book Reviews Essays Moving Images Authorials TV Exhibitions Education Submission Newsletter About   ANTONINO BARBARO A Place Like No Other   websiteInstagram    INTRODUCTION: The fascinating idea of a stable connection between Sicily and mainland Italy has been obsessively dreamed by the many people who have inhabited the Messina Strait […]

Sheida Soleimani

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PHROOM HOME Artists Projects Interviews Book Reviews Essays Moving Images Authorials TV Exhibitions Education Submission Newsletter About   SHEIDA SOLEIMANI   websiteinstagram interview by: Giangiacomo Cirla   Giangiacomo Cirla: Hello Sheida, I’m pleased to start this conversation with you since I’m sure I can address various issues that I am interested in investigating in a […]

“A1 – The Great North Road” // Paul Graham

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PHROOM   HOME Artists Projects Interviews Book Reviews Essays Moving Images Authorials TV Exhibitions Education Submission Newsletter About   PAUL GRAHAM A1 – The Great North Road Publisher: MACK text by: Matteo Cremonesi “And when he was crossing the river on the ferry, and then when he was walking up the hill, looking down at […]

Olaf Unverzart

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PHROOM HOME Artists Projects Interviews Book Reviews Essays Moving Images Authorials TV Exhibitions Education Submission Newsletter About   OLAF UNVERZART Somalia Houses   websiteInstagram   Somalia Houses shows a series of dwellings in the Somali-Ethiopian border area.In addition to the social aspect, Unverzart was interested in the system of layers and the improvisation of building […]

Trash Humpers

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PHROOM   HOME Artists Projects Interviews Book Reviews Essays Moving Images Authorials TV Exhibitions Education Submission Newsletter About   TRASH HUMPERS Harmony Korine text by: Matteo Cremonesi «Everything has become «images, algorithms, mathematical ferocity and accumulation of nothing in the form of money“. Everything was sucked into a financial black hole. Thus humanity seems increasingly […]