MIDORI // The Camellia Girl

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MIDORI, The Camellia Girl Can an innocent little girl survive in a world of monsters?    text by: Federica Zotti It’s 1984 and Suehiro Maruo, then 28 years old and established in the world of ero-guro manga (a social-artistic movement mixing eroticism and macabre, bizarre, and sometimes nonsense elements) as one of its leading exponents, […]

L’Inferno

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PHROOM L’InfernoFrancesco Bertolini, Giuseppe De Liguoro, Adolfo Padovan (Italy, 1911)   text by: Matteo Cremonesi The first decades of the last century saw Italian cinema develop with great rapidity an industry which in many ways has been able to distinguish itself for its strong linguistic autonomy. If the blockbuster “Cabiria” (1914) represents the uncontested climax […]

The Fly

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DAVID CRONENBERG The Fly   text by: Matteo Cremonesi With “The Fly” (released in 1986), David Cronenberg makes a remake of a classic in the science fiction horror genre, “The Experiment of Dr. K”, previously brought to the cinema by K. Neumann in 1958.The film partly follows the plot of the original: A brilliant world-renowned […]

14th Street // Wolfgang Tillmans

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PHROOM HOME Artists Archive Projects Book Reviews Interviews Essays Moving Images Screening Room Exhibitions About Submission Newsletter   WOLFGANG TILLMANS 14th Street   websiteinstagram text by: Matteo Cremonesi 14th Street is a work whose simplicity is as striking as its ability to involve and move precisely because of the immediacy of the gestures underlying the […]

Crash

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PHROOM HOME Artists Archive Projects Book Reviews Interviews Essays Moving Images Screening Room Exhibitions About Submission Newsletter   CRASH Life and Glory of the new flesh. New desires and fetishes between Ballard and Cronenberg. text by: Matteo Cremonesi “Science and technology are multiplying all around us. To such an extent that they dictate the language […]

Enda Bowe

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PHROOM   HOME Artists Archive Screening Room Exhibitions About Submission Newsletter   ENDA BOWE website instagram Text by: Ilaria Sponda Belfast is a divided city. I remember being there a couple of years ago in the daylight and feeling tense energies around the ‘peace lines’, walls meant to separate republicans and nationalist Catholics areas from […]

The Dead Zone

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PHROOM HOME Artists Archive Screening Room Exhibitions About Submission Newsletter   THE DEAD ZONE David Cronenberg   text by: Matteo Cremonesi Johnny Smith, a quiet Maine teacher, suffers a car crash that leaves him in a coma for five years. Waking up after a long sleep, Jonny manifests inexplicable paranormal abilities: by touching things and […]

Marco Scozzaro

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PHROOM   HOME Artists Archive TV Exhibitions Education About Submission Newsletter   MARCO SCOZZARO Did you have a nice day? website instagram text by: Luca Panaro exhibition now on show at FMAV – Fondazione Modena Arti Visive In recent years, on social media we have observed previously explored iconic models, such as the narcissism of […]

Serious Games – Harun Farocki

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PHROOM   HOME Artists Archive TV Exhibitions Education About Submission Newsletter   Serious Games – Harun Farocki The training and military use of virtual reality text by: Matteo Cremonesi “Man behaves as if he were the modeler and master of language, while in effect language remains the master of Man.” Martin Heidegger Among the new […]

Jitka Hanzlova

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PHROOM HOME Artists Archive TV Exhibitions Education About Submission Newsletter   JITKA HANZLOVA Architectures of life   website Galleria Raffaella CortesewebsiteInstagram text by: Matteo Cremonesi Looking at the work of the Czech author Jitka Hanzlová is equivalent to approaching an exploration and an orientation among the things of the world, for which each element named, […]