Saint Étienne. The art of living places, times and emotions

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PHROOM   HOME Projects Interviews Book Reviews Moving Images Essays TV Exhibitions Artists About Submission Newsletter   SAINT-ÉTIENNE The art of living places, times and emotions text by: José Balsa-Barreiro and Manuel Cebrián, on behalf of Art collective Spam Church Suddenly the world was (literally) stopped. The social contact and all leisure activities have disappeared […]

Videodrome

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PHROOM HOME Projects Interviews Book Reviews Videos Texts TV Artists About Submission Newsletter   VIDEODROME David Cronenberg text by: PHROOM “First of all, it can be said that eroticism is the approval of life right up to death.” Bataille The famous phrase “Death to Videodrome, glory and life to the new flesh!” is the slogan […]

Available Boredom

PHROOM   HOME Projects Interviews Book Reviews Videos Texts TV Artists About Submission Newsletter   AVAILABLE BOREDOM text by: Lisa Andreani, Matteo Binci, Gloria Nossa, Milena Zanetti “The essence of technology is by no means anything technological” (Martin Heidegger, The Question Concerning Technology, New York & London, Garland Publishing, 1977, p.4.) In this historical moment […]

Yael Bartana

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PHROOM HOME Projects Interviews Book Reviews Videos Texts TV Artists About Submission Newsletter   YAEL BARTANA Patriarchy is History websiteInstagram Galleria Raffaella CortesewebsiteInstagram text by: PHROOM The title stems from the large neon work Patriarchy is History (2019), a direct and eloquent statement prompted not only by most recent events and discourses, but as a […]

Pastoral, to die in the country

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PHROOM HOME Projects Interviews Book Reviews Videos Texts TV Artists About Submission Newsletter   Pastoral, to die in the countryShûji Terayama (Japan, 1974) text by: PHROOM “Have you ever looked carefully at the map of Japan?There is a small piece that looks like an ax. Another looks like a human head.I was born in the […]

The error in digital language

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PHROOM HOME Projects Interviews Book Reviews Videos Texts TV Artists About Submission Newsletter   The error in digital language text by: PHROOM In a linguistic universe that cannot exempt itself from passing through technological mediation, glitches and crashes (what therefore results and emerges from systemic errors) constitutes a “sign” that has become part of our […]

Picnic at Hanging Rock, a critique of the anthropocentric perspective.

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PHROOM HOME Projects Interviews Book Reviews Videos Texts TV Artists About Submission Newsletter   Picnic at Hanging Rock, a critique of the anthropocentric perspective. text by: PHROOM Picnic at Hanging Rock is a 1975 film by Peter Weir based on the novel of the same name by the Australian writer Joan Lindsay.  The film was […]

Fani Zguro

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PHROOM   HOME Projects Interviews Book Reviews Videos Texts TV Artists About Submission Newsletter   FANI ZGURO From the Series Untitled website “What is a ghost?” Stephen said with tingling energy. One who has faded into impalpability through death, through absence, through change of manners. (Ulysses, James Joyce) In those far away years before Photoshop, […]

Ana Mendieta

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PHROOM HOME Projects Interviews Book Reviews Videos Texts TV Artists About Submission Newsletter   ANA MENDIETA Mirage, 1974Source, 1975Birth (Gunpowder Works), 1981 Exhibition:Galleria Raffaella Cortese Originally trained as a painter, Mendieta soon turned to filmmaking and photography, and later drawing and sculpture, in her short yet extremely prolific career. Themes central to the artists’s multifaceted […]