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Still image by Rick Castro

Still image by Rick Castro

It has recently released the film Antebellum Gallery 2016, made by the art dealer and photographer Rick Castro to celebrate the renowned art gallery, fiercely independent, placed in Hollywood, he created eleven years ago which is a genuine cathedral, of art, fetish and queer and culture, a place to visit and enjoy.

ARTE, CULTURA FETISH & QUEER, LA ANTEBELLUM GALLERY SU PELLICOLA DI RICK CASTRO

 

É stata recentemente pubblicata la pellicola Antebellum Gallery 2016, realizzata dal gallerista e fotografo Rick Castro per celebrare la rinomata galleria d’ arte, orgogliosamente indipendente, ubicata a Hollywood, da lui creata undici anni fa che è un’ autentica cattedrale di arte, cultura  fetish e queer, un luogo da visitare e apprezzare.

Rick Castro on film, still image by Rick Castro

Rick Castro on film, still image by Rick Castro

 

http://antebellumgallery.blogspot.com

 

To wear the pyjamas as nightwear and outerwear, a dress-code reminding me the celebrated artist Julian Schnabel, it’s an eventuality which comes true and is told by “A Return to Sleepy Jones Island”, the film by Oscar Boyson featuring the renowned American brand of sleepwear, underwear and loungewear Sleepy Jones, created in 2013 by Andy Spade, Anthony Sperduti and Chad Buri. High-end materials as cotton and silk, a comfortable fit, fun prints and precious details talking about craftsmanship and making iconic and timeless the creations of brand.

OLTRE IL PIGIAMA: SLEEPY JONES

Sleepy Jones

Sleepy Jones

Indossare il pigiama come abbigliamento da notte e outerwear, un dress-code che mi fa subito pensare al celebre artista Julian Schnabel, un eventualità che diventa realtà ed è raccontata da “A Return to Sleepy Jones Island”, la pellicola di Oscar Boyson di cui è protagonista il rinomato marchio americano di pigiami, intimo e loungewear Sleepy Jones, creato nel 2013 da Andy Spade, Anthony Sperduti e Chad Buri. Materiali di alta qualità quali cotone e seta, una confortevole vestibilità, divertenti stampe e preziosi dettagli parlano di artigianalità e rendono iconiche e senza tempo le creazioni del brand.

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http://sleepyjones.com

 

 

It was released the trailer of NU(I)T, artistic project joining different disciplines as film, performance art, music and poetry, ideated by the iconic, vibrant artist and beloved friend Alex Zapak aka The Countess, who is the founder of art movement The Cunt Rock Revolution, band and artistic collective later turned into The Countess and Cun$t Rock Revolution and the Bank of Imaginations Theatre. This project has previewed weeks ago in Berlin during the fashion week and featured the live performance of The Stooges. I am very pleased of talking about NU(I)T, arising from the creativity of a visionary artist as well as I am into all that, or rather I am as  poem, “Poem for Nunzia – which follows –  Alex wrote and gave me as a gift. That is much more than a gift, it’s electricity, energy and its sharing, a value I celebrate. Hopefully I will tell you soon more about this marvelous project as well as new dates, not to be missed happenings to discover and enjoy The Countess.

Poem for Nunzia

“a catholic country
a childless mother
a hollow
Madonna
Hummed
With
hyms
Of doubt
And
spirit crucifixion
Bleeds for
A
Lust
Cause
The first
god
Mouth
For
A
Lost
Brainchild
Whose Paris
Thoughts and
second nature
Turned
The big boys
Into
Village tricksters
And a small
Sham
fallacy
Stiff with
Deluded
Supremacy
That
Lit the remedy
Unwritten in
Email s
Holey scriptures
Of
Freeze and
fires
And flies
And virtual
Frissons
For
The
Red bled
Flower hooligan
In fragrant prisons
With Tongue – tied
fantasies
Of other women.
The long
last
Tango
The
Strong
Fast
Bomb
Blasts
Family
breath
No butter
No bread
No grass fed
crystal meth
No glass
No lead
A wedding…
With
No wedding guess”

 

NU(I)T, IL VISIONARIO PROGETTO ARTISTICO DI THE COUNTESS

Alex Zapak aka The Countess during a Skype show

Alex Zapak aka The Countess during her first show via Skype

È stato pubblicato il trailer di NU(I)T, progetto artistic che unisce differenti discipline quali il cinema, la performance, musica e poesia, ideato dall’ iconica, vibrante artista e cara amica Alex Zapak aka The Countess, fondatrice del movimento artistico The Cunt Rock Revolution, band e collettivo artistico poi trasformato in The Countess and Cun$t Rock Revolution e del Bank of Imaginations Theatre. Questo progetto è stato presentato in anteprima settimane fa a Berlino in occasione della fashion week ed ha avuto quale protagonista l’ esibizione dal vivo degli  Stooges. Mi rallegra oltremodo parlare di NU(I)T, poichè è il prodotto della creatività di un’ artista visionaria e anche perché ci sono al suo interno, o meglio ci sono sotto forma di poesia, “Poem for Nunzia” – che equivale a “Poesia per Nunzia” il cui testo segue e ho deliberatamente mantenuto nella lingua originale – che Alex mi ha scritto e donato. Ciò è molto più di un dono, è elettricità, energia e la sua condivisione, un valore che celebro. Sperabilmente presto vi dirò di più su questo meraviglioso lavoro come anche nuove date, eventi imperdibili per scoprire e apprezzare The Countess.

Poem for Nunzia

“a catholic country
a childless mother
a hollow
Madonna
Hummed
With
hyms
Of doubt
And
spirit crucifixion
Bleeds for
A
Lust
Cause
The first
god
Mouth
For
A
Lost
Brainchild
Whose Paris
Thoughts and
second nature
Turned
The big boys
Into
Village tricksters
And a small
Sham
fallacy
Stiff with
Deluded
Supremacy
That
Lit the remedy
Unwritten in
Email s
Holey scriptures
Of
Freeze and
fires
And flies
And virtual
Frissons
For
The
Red bled
Flower hooligan
In fragrant prisons
With Tongue – tied
fantasies
Of other women.
The long
last
Tango
The
Strong
Fast
Bomb
Blasts
Family
breath
No butter
No bread
No grass fed
crystal meth
No glass
No lead
A wedding…
With
No wedding guess”

Alex Zapak aka The Countess

Alex Zapak aka The Countess

 

Alex Zapak aka The Countess

Alex Zapak aka The Countess

http://bankofimaginationstheatre.com

Philip Glass

Philip Glass

It will be held on 2nd July 2016 in Bran at the Bran Castle (the famous Dracula castle which inspired Bram Stoker to write the celebrated novel) the exclusive preview of “Dracula music & film”, where the music composed by Philip Glass will be performed by Philip Glass and Kronos Quartet featuring Michael Riesman as conductor and will accompany the screening of cult-movie from 1931 by Todd Browning starring Bela Lugosi. Later the event will be premiered on 4th July 2016 in Bucharest  at the Summer Theatre, Herastrau Park. Two not to be missed happenings for all the ones who love music and the gothic-romantic myth of vampire.

LA CELEBRAZIONE DEL VAMPIRO: “DRACULA THE MUSIC & FILM” CON PHILIP GLASS

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Si terrà il 2 luglio 2016 a Bran presso il Castello di Bran (il famoso castello di Dracula che ha ispirato Bram Stoker a scrivere il celebre romanzo) l’ anteprima esclusiva di “Dracula music & film” in cui la musica composta da Philip Glass sarà eseguita da Philip Glass ed il Kronos Quartet con Michael Riesman quale direttore d’ orchestra e accompagnerà la proiezione del cult-movie del 1931 di Todd Browning di cui è protagonista Bela Lugosi. L’ evento sarà poi presentato in anteprima il 4 luglio 2016 a Bucarest presso il Summer Theatre, Herastrau Park. Due eventi imperdibili per tutti coloro che amano la musica e il mito gotico-romantico del vampiro.

Bela Lugosi as Dracula, anonymous photograph from 1931, Universal Studios

Bela Lugosi as Dracula, anonymous photograph from 1931, Universal Studios

 

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Incisiveness and passion, the portrait of a determined, self-confident and sophisticated femininity, that features in the Fall/Winter 2016-2017 collection by Gianluca Capannolo, which draws inspiration from the film by George Cukor “The Women”. It’s a clear and precious sign, the one  by the bright fashion designer, made of sartorialism, fluid volumes – where the egg shaped cut is a leitmotiv, reinterpreted in a more delicate way and embodied in coats and dresses -, short lines, light transparencies, catchy patterns and geometries that talk about rigor, simplicity and are impressed in the knitwear and cloths. It’s a gripping tale on contemporary elegance, emphasized by the palette of colors (which includes white, black, blue, grey, natural and bright colors as orange, teal, green and pink) and marvelous accessories as unusual hats and shoes.

INCISIVITÀ & PASSIONE, IL SEGNO PREZIOSO DI GIANLUCA CAPANNOLO

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Incisività e passione, il ritratto di una femminilità decisa, volitiva e raffinata, questo il protagonista della collezione autunno inverno 2016-2017 di Gianluca Capannolo, che trae ispirazione dalla pellicola di George Cukor “Donne”. Un segno preciso e prezioso, quello del brillante fashion designer, fatto di sartorialità, volumi fluidi – in cui un leitmotiv è la forma a uovo, reinterpretata in modo più delicato e racchiusa in cappotti e abiti -, linee corte, lievi trasparenze, accattivanti patterns e geometrie parlano di rigore, essenzialità e sono impressi nella maglieria e nei tessuti. Un avvincente racconto di eleganza contemporanea, enfatizzato dalla palette di colori (la quale include, bianco, nero, blu, grigio, colori naturali e accesi come arancio, ottanio, verde e rosa) e meravigliosi accessori quali insoliti cappelli e calzature.

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

 

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

 

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

 

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

 

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

 

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

 

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Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

 

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Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

 

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Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

 

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

 

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

 

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

 

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Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

 

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Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

 

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

 

Bruna Casella, Rosy Biffi and the one and only Roberta Valentini

Bruna Casella, Rosy Biffi and the one and only Roberta Valentini

 

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Gianluca Capannolo Fall/Winter 2016-2017

 

The backstage of Gianluca Capannolo fashion show

The backstage of Gianluca Capannolo fashion show

 

The backstage of Gianluca Capannolo fashion show

The backstage of Gianluca Capannolo fashion show

 

Gianluca Capannolo and a model before the start of fashion show

Gianluca Capannolo and a model before the start of fashion show

 

A model at the backstage of Gianluca Capannolo fashion show

A model at the backstage of Gianluca Capannolo fashion show

 

www.gianlucacapannolo.com      

Ivonne Sciò, photo by Allucinazione

Ivonne Sciò, photo by Allucinazione

A tale paying homage to one relevant persona of fashion photography, Roxanne Lowit, who depicted culture, subcultures for three decades, giving rise to a new way to work as photographer, giving rise to a kind of reportage which turns into an artwork. That and much more as the tales by Giambattista Valli, David LaChapelle, Giorgio Armani, Jeremy Scott, Julian Schnabel, Pat Cleveland, Amanda Lepore and Heidi Klum is embodied into “Roxanne Lowit Magic Moment”, the documentary film, bright work which marks the debut of the actress Yvonne Sciò as director and producer and was recently screened during the latest edition of Altaroma, a smashing event under the sign of fashion culture.

ALTAROMA: LA PROIEZIONE DI “ROXANNE LOWIT MAGIC MOMENTS” DI YVONNE SCIÓ

Un racconto che rende omaggio a un emblematico personaggio della fotografia di moda, Roxanne Lowit, che ha immortalato la cultura e le subculture per tre decadi, dando vita a un nuovo modo di fare fotografia che si trasforma in un’ opera d’ arte. Questo e molto di più come le testimonianze di Giambattista Valli, David LaChapelle, Giorgio Armani, Jeremy Scott, Julian Schnabel, Pat Cleveland, Amanda Lepore ed Heidi Klum e racchiuso in “Roxanne Lowit Magic Moment”, la pellicola documentaristica, brillante lavoro che segna il debutto dell’ attrice Yvonne Sciò nelle vesti di regista e produttrice ed è stato recentemente proiettato in occasione dell’ ultima edizione di Altaroma, un formidabile evento all’ insegna della cultura della moda.

Ivonne Sciò, photo by Allucinazione

Ivonne Sciò, photo by Allucinazione

 

www.altaroma.it

Luifi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Structure, romanticism and lightness features in the Spring/Summer 2016 high fashion collection by Luigi Borbone, presented at Rome during Altaroma, inspired by Orlando – the film by Sally Potter, interpreted by the iconic Tilda Swinton – and the myth of Persephone. It’s a successful melting-pot – emphasized by the styling of bright Concetta D’ Angelo – made of transparencies, light sporty-chic references, revisited in a romantic way, lace, silk, enriched by Swarovski crystals, light colors (as green, pink, sugar paper) along with blue and many lines reinterpreting the early Nineties, Fifties, Seventies and Eighties – as it is evidenced by the use of structures from Eighteenth century as the pannier -, pay homage to the silhouette and contemporary elegance.

ALTAROMA: IL ROMANTICISMO & LA LEGGEREZZA DI LUIGI BORBONE

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Struttura, romanticismo e levità sono i protagonisti della collezione haute couture primavera/estate 2016 di Luigi Borbone, presentata a Roma in occasione di Altaroma, che si ispira a Orlando – la pellicola di Sally Potter interpretata dall’ iconica Tilda Swinton – e al mito di Persefone. Un felice melting-pot – enfatizzato dallo styling della brillante Concetta D’ Angelo – fatto di trasparenze, lievi riferimenti sporty-chic, rivisitati in chiave romantica pizzo, seta, arricchita da cristalli Swarovski, colori tenui (quali verde, rosa, carta da zucchero) unitamente al blu e una pluralità di linee che reinterpretano i primi anni del Novecento, gli anni ’50, ’70 e ’80 – come si evince dall’ uso di strutture settecentesche quali il panier -, rendono omaggio alla silhouette ed alla femminilità contemporanea.

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

 

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

 

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

 

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

 

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

 

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

 

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

 

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

 

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

 

www.altaroma.it

www.luigiborbone.it

Naco Paris for the Journal Standard, photo courtesy Naco Paris

Naco Paris for the Journal Standard, photo courtesy Naco Paris

Irony and elegance in black and white is part of the Summer capsule collection, made by the brilliant fashion designer Naco Paris exclusively for the renowned Tokyo boutique Journal Standard. The same rebel attitude of creative becomes more incisive and shines in “My tailor is a Punk”, the Fall/Winter 2015-2016 unisex collection he made. It’s a fight against mainstream, a leitmotiv of his work, with which he asserts “fashion is apparently dead, but punk is not dead”, where the refinement of couture meets the radicalism of punk, giving rise to the elegance of destroying. The shapes from Fifties overlap with the ones from early Seventies. The colors, pink and violet, pay homage to “Pink Flamingos”, the punk cult-movie by John Waters featuring Divine of whose face is impressed in many items that are part of collection( and are available in exclusives stores as Biffi in Milan).

ELEGANZA, IRONIA & L’ ATTITUDINE RIBELLE DI NACO PARIS

Naco Paris for the Journal Standard, photo courtesy Naco Paris

Naco Paris for the Journal Standard, photo courtesy Naco Paris

Ironia ed eleganza in bianco e nero, fanno parte della collezione capsule estiva, realizzata dal brillante fashion designer Naco Paris in esclusiva per la rinomata boutique di Tokyo Journal Standard. La medesima attitudine ribelle del creativo diventa più incisiva e splende in “My tailor is a Punk”, la sua collezione unisex autunno/inverno 2015-2016. È una lotta contro il mainstream, un leitmotiv del suo lavoro, con il quale afferma che “la moda è apparentemente morta, ma il punk non è morto”, in cui la raffinatezza della couture incontra il radicalismo del punk, dando vita all’ eleganza del distruggere. Le forme degli anni Cinquanta si sovrappongono con quelle dei primi anni Settanta. I colori, rosa e viola, rendono omaggio a “Fenicotteri rosa”, il cult-movie punk di John Waters con Divine il cui viso è impresso in varie creazioni che fanno parte della collezione ( e sono disponibili in esclusive boutique quali Biffi a Milano).

Naco Paris for the Journal Standard, photo courtesy of Naco Paris

Naco Paris for the Journal Standard, photo courtesy of Naco Paris

 

Naco Paris for the Journal Standard, photo courtesy of Naco Paris

Naco Paris for the Journal Standard, photo courtesy of Naco Paris

 

 Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

 

 Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

 

 Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

 

 Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

 

 Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

 

 Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

 

 Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

 

 Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

 

 Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

 

 Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

 

 Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

 

 Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

 

 Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

 

 Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Natydred

 

 

www.naco-paris.com

 

Bruce LaBruce

Bruce LaBruce

Bruce LaBruce, brilliant Canadian filmmaker, photographer and author, who uses queercore, a non conventional aesthetics which questions about the contemporary times, is bringer of libertine and libertarian ideas, turned into films as the celebrated cult-movie “The Raspberry Reich” (the word “Reich” is a clear reference to the psychiatric and philosopher Wilhelm Reich), featuring the slogan “The revolution is my boyfriend”. That became a book, “The Revolution is my boyfriend: The Raspberry Reich and the Subversive Power of Political Porn”, embodying his vibrant thought as well as fashion or rather a collection of t-shirts made in collaboration with Poppsychic including some of the categorical imperatives that are in this movie as “Join the homosexual intifada”. The overwhelming creativity of Bruce also experienced with the olfactive design, giving rise along with the nose Kim Weissange to the perfume “Obscenity by Bruce LaBruce”, fragrance which has launched during the exhibitions, held time ago in Madrid at the La Fresh art gallery and in New York at The Hole gallery, focused on the theme of holy and profane, naturally reinterpreted in his unique way, emphasizing fetish suggestions, grotesque visions and including also a marvelous picture of the iconic actress Rossy de Palma. The packaging of scent, which is available in two editions, the gold and silver one, is as itself a suggestive work, designed by Jonathan Johnson, which depicts a naked woman kneeled on the top of bottle and a drop going down. The bouquet of “perfume is associated” – as Bruce says – “with occult or religious rituals (vetiver, labdanum and oud) along with others aromas that are considered as aphrodisiacal” like patchouli and sandalwood and makes concrete the idea of obscenity (word reminding me the poetry by Carmelo Bene who, considering the theatre, defined the “porn”, “oscene” – to be off the stage as it arises from the ancient Greek language – as the physical place where the act becomes exclusively performative, neither metaphoric, nor representative, as well as it happens in the realm of sport- It’s the body into the porn which is the scene and space of action) or rather the absence of conflict between the religious and sexual, they should be completely complementary”. “The fragrance” – Bruce tells – “is meant to stimulate you sexually, but it also contains holy elements”, that perhaps have healing properties as the water from Lourdes. The launch of this perfume was accompanied by a commercial shot by the filmmaker which poked fun the realm of mainstream perfumes’ commercials and talked about an ethereal woman, who seemed like an angel, went out during the evening, was desperate and got drunk, then came back home and saw her lover, a black male, standing on the bed, image evoking the idea of wild eroticism. Irony, framing a keen mind, is another feature of the artist, also impressed in his latest work in the realm of jewelry, a series of fun sterling silver and rhodinated sterling silver rings (some of them embody the word “LA Zombie”, being the title of a movie he made”), arising from the teaming with the designer Jonathan Johnson. It’s picturesque the Bruce’s universe, peopled by many signs talking about freedom.

OSCENITÀ & RIVOLUZIONE: MODA, FOTOGRAFIA, DESIGN OLFATTIVO, GIOIELLI & LE ALTRE MERAVIGLIE DI BRUCE LABRUCE

Bruce LaBruce, brillante regista, fotografo e scrittore canadese che si avvale del queercore, un’ estetica non convenzionale, la quale critica la contemporaneità, è portatrice di idee libertine e libertarie, trasformate in pellicole quali il celebre cult-movie “The Raspberry Reich” (la parola “Reich” è un chiaro riferimento allo psichiatra e filosofo Wilhelm Reich), in cui appare lo slogan “The revolution is my boyfriend”( “La rivoluzione è il mio ragazzo”). Ciò è divenuto un libro, “The Revolution is my boyfriend: The Raspberry Reich and the Subversive Power of Political Porn”, che racchiude il suo vibrante pensiero come anche moda ovvero una collezione di t-shirt realizzate in collaborazione con Poppsychic, comprensiva di alcuni degli imperativi categorici che ci sono in questo film come “Join the homosexual intifada”(“Unitevi alla intifada omosessuale”). L’ irrefrenabile creatività di Bruce sia è anche sperimentata nel design olfattivo, dando vita insieme al naso Kim Weissange al profumo “Obscenity by Bruce LaBruce”, fragranza che è stata presentata durante le mostre, tenutesi tempo fa a Madrid presso la galleria La Fresh gallery ed a New York presso la galleria The Hole gallery, incentrate sul tema di sacro e profano, naturalmente reinterpretato nel suo modo unico, che enfatizza suggestioni fetish, visioni grottesche e include anche una meravigliosa immagine dell’ iconica attrice Rossy de Palma. Il packaging del profumo, disponibile in due edizioni, gold e silver, è di per sé un’ opera suggestiva, disegnata da Jonathan Johnson, raffigura una donna nuda inginocchiata sulla parte superiore della bottiglia e una goccia che cade giù. Il bouquet del “profumo è associato” – come dice Bruce – “ai rituali del mondo occulto e della religione (vetiver, labdano e oud) unitamente ad altri aromi che sono considerate afrodisiaci” come il patchouli e il sandalo e concretizza felicemente l’ idea di oscenità ( lemma che mi ricorda la poetica di Carmelo Bene, che, prendendo in considerazione il teatro , definiva il “porno”, “l’ osceno” – l’ esser fuori dalla scena, significato derivante dal greco antico – come luogo fisico in cui l’ atto si fa esclusivamente performativo, né metaforico, tantomeno rappresentativo, come avviene nell’ ambito dello sport. È il corpo stesso all’ interno del porno a costituire lo scenario e spazio dell’ azione) o meglio l’ assenza di  conflitto tra il religioso e il sessuale, che dovrebbero essere totalmente complementari”. “La fragranza” – racconta Bruce – “è rivolta alla stimolazione sessuale, ma contiene anche elementi sacri, che probabilmente hanno anche proprietà guaritrici come l’ acqua di Lourdes. Il suo lancio è stato accompagnato da una pubblicità girata dal regista che beffeggiava le pubblicità dei profumi di maistream e parlava di una donna eterea, dalle sembianze angelica, la quale usciva fuori la sera, disperata, si ubriacava, poi, una volta tornata a casa trovava il suo amante, un uomo di colore, a letto, immagine che evoca l’ idea di erotismo selvaggio. L’ ironia, che incornicia una mente acuta, è un’ altro tratto dell’ artista, impresso anche in un suo recente lavoro nell’ ambito dei gioielli, una serie di divertenti anelli d’ argento e argento rodiato( alcuni dei quali incorporano la parola “LA Zombie” che è il titolo di un suo film) che nascono dalla collaborazione con il designer Jonathan Johnson. Un variopinto universo, quello di Bruce, popolato da svariati segni che parlano di libertà.

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Bruce LaBruce teaming with Poppsychic

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Poppsychic

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Poppsychic

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Poppsychic

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Poppsychic

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Poppsychic

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Poppsychic

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Poppsychic

Rossy De Palma, photo by Bruce LaBruce

Rossy De Palma, photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

Obscenity by Bruce LaBruce

Obscenity by Bruce LaBruce

Obscenity by Bruce LaBruce Silver edition

Obscenity by Bruce LaBruce Silver edition

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Jonathan Johnson

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Jonathan Johnson

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Jonathan Johnson

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Jonathan Johnson

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Jonathan Johnson

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Jonathan Johnson

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Jonathan Johnson

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Jonathan Johnson

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Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

Art dialogues with fashion. That becomes a creative technique and constant working method, of whose result is “Black mirror”, the Fall/Winter 2015-2016 collection by the bright fashion designer Sylvio Giardina. The distorted landscapes, arising from the “Claude mirror”, which unifies lines and shapes by the lost of details, are the idea embodied in creations where matter, volumes and colors blend between themselves. The lightness of lace, jersey, mesh, meets the texture of  multiprene, scuba diving cloth, velvet, it’s a suggestive alchemy under the sign of innovation and experimentation. The sumptuous constructions are bringers of light, a leitmotiv of work by Sylvio. The metallic and mirroring effects are emphasized by the accessories as the plexiglas collar – being part of a dress and at the same time detachable from that -and the big earrings along with the palette of colors including black, navy blue, mustard, brown, camel, hazel, burgundy. The lines caress the silhouette and evoke an avant-garde elegance, which make me think about a modern version of M., the charming replicant, interpreted by Sean Young, featuring in the cult-movie by Ridley Scott “Blade Runner”.

MODA, ARTE & ARTEFATTI: LA MODERNA REPLICANTE DI SYLVIO GIARDINA

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

L’ arte dialoga con la moda. Ciò diventa una tecnica creativa e costante metodo di lavoro, il cui risultato è “Black mirror”, la collezione autunno/inverno 2015-2016 del brillante fashion designer Sylvio Giardina. Gli scenari distorti che nascono dallo “Specchio Claude”, che unifica forme e linee con la perdita dei dettagli, sono l’ idea racchiusa in creazioni in cui materia, volumi e colori si fondono. La leggerezza del pizzo, tulle, jersey, della rete, incontra la consistenza di multiprene, scuba diving, velluto, una suggestiva alchimia all’ insegna di innovazione e sperimentazione. Le sontuose costruzioni sono portatrici di luce, un leitmotiv del lavoro di Sylvio. Gli effetti metallici e specchianti sono enfatizzati dagli accessori come il collare di plexiglass – che fa parte di un abito e al tempo stesso è da esso rimovibile – ed i grandi orecchini, unitamente alla palette di colori che include nero, blu, senape, marrone, cammello, nocciola, bordeaux. Le linee accarezzano la silhouette ed evocano una avveniristica eleganza che mi fa pensare una moderna versione di M., l’ affascinante replicante, interpretata da Sean Young, protagonista del cult-movie by Ridley Scott “Blade Runner”.

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

 

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

 

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

 

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

 

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

 

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

 

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

 

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

 

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

 

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2015-2016, photo by Tania Alineri

 

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