Leaving aside the terrible text, I find there's something strangely uplifting about this image.
As they say in all self-respecting horror movie trailers, be afraid, be very afraid!
Neave.tv introduces a totally fresh interface and super visual way of watching videos online.
Powerful and critical. Precise in the elements that comprise its narrative. A feature film shot in comic strip frames.
An embedded hypermedia funky fundamentalist near future geopolitical war pamphlet set to soap opera tempo. Without the soap.
It's Baghdad, and Brooklyn and Bangalore, 2011.
The other evening in Bologna two young gay men were assaulted and beaten up. The following day, the city bishop commented how in a society indulgent of transgression, violence is one of the abhorrent outcomes. "Violence is the cousin of transgression", he told La Repubblica.
Meanwhile in Milan, a 60-year-old priest is arrested while abusing a 13-year-old gyspy rentboy in a parked car.
The liquid terror that rains on daily life is leaving wet stains of cultural production and seeping into the intimate crevices of the collective subconscious.
Among established fashion photographers, Steven Meisel stands out for the way he can transcend the genre by trespassing into art and peddling chronicles of the artifice that make up the reality of our times. Unlinked media memories go back to his plastic surgery and celebrity gossip story-shoots as examples.
This month's Vogue Italia features his vision of airports security checks, riot police and terrorist threat.
"On wednesday, I will walk up to one end of a long line of men. Sometimes there are women, but it's always mostly men. They are there to watch me, and I am there to be watched. I start at one end, smile at the first man I encounter, and begin. Slowly. Carefully, I take off my glasses and fold them neatly, just like my nighttime bedroom ritual. Then I lean over and unzip one long black platform boot, and then the other. I present each piece of footwear as proof -- as if the sudden shortness in my height, and its message of vulnerability isn't evidence enough..."
Noir and atmospheric.
This whimsical little online oracle could be used as a travel tool by budding neo-surrealists wishing to go for a saunter.
Available online or as a Mac/PC download, it would work best as a mobile application. Better still if integrated with a GPS tracer. Maps of one's meanderings could be used for digital divination practices, like a 21st C. tech variant of palm reading.
Thanks to Craig Conley for the link.