22 May 2018

'The Birth of Imperial Rebis' Diptych

Above the fields of golden wheat, she floats.
Wrapped in the bubble of tears, her dreams dance
to the sounds of silence.

Below the rocks of memories, he notes
a piece of eternity, pierced by a broken lance.
Damned are the sirens!

In Her Own Image: The Empress of Whispers

In His Own Image: The Tzar of Hullabaloo

20 May 2018

Unrest (Philippe Grandrieux, 2017)

☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼ out of 10☼
 
 
An impenetrable meditation on 'la petite mort', Unrest gags and bounds its viewer with simultaneously erotic, ethereal, primordial, disquieting, mysterious and brooding imagery that gets progressively darker with each act, from hypnotizing superimpositions of treetops and a young woman's masturbation to spiritual intercourse with the void to eventual merging with ultimate darkness.

Unapologetically unconventional, this sexually charged enigma resting on 'murk is more' principle may have no and the vast myriad of possible answers simmering beneath the obfuscated surface. In equal measures, it appalls and delights, tires and titillates, demanding from you a heavy dosage of patience, superhuman concentration and complete surrender to its radical, word-defying, sublimely perverse starkness.

So, here's a humble homage to its inspiring elusiveness...

Un cauchemar blanc (© Nikola Gocić)

19 May 2018

A Prelude to the Apotheosis of St. Nudity

An extra incentive from Twenty-Two Twenty-Eight who have my short collage-comic A Hellenistic Travesty showcased on their website since yesterday inspires me to keep on creating (or rather, being created by my own creations), so today I present A Prelude to the Apotheosis of St. Nudity - an esoteric amalgamation of ancient Greek art, modern-day erotica and brutalist architecture.

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18 May 2018

A Hellenistic Travesty on 22 28

I am very pleased to announce that my short collage-comic A Hellenistic Travesty is being promoted on Twenty-Two Twenty-Eight (multimedia, publishing and curation), and I wish to express my sincere gratitude to Ms. Jennifer Barnick and Ms. Rose Smith for making this possible. Check the link provided below:


(a detail from the fourth page)

16 May 2018

Night Awake (Sandy Ding, 2016)

☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼ out of 10☼

Soaking wet with elusive sensations, Night Awake is akin to...

... a meditation leading to the third eye opening.
... an all-consuming echo at the edge of darkness.
... a hypnagogic moment consecrated by eternity.
... a cryptic visual poem written with cosmic dust.
... an ever-growing mystery of metaphysical proportions.
... a nebulous reminiscence of some primordial civilization.
... a transcendental ecstasy that disrupts time/space continuum.
... an obscure ode to crystalline dreams sung by enigmatic entities.
... a vague reflection of the forgotten gods' stream of consciousness.
... a mystical lullaby that keeps the predacious ancient forces asleep.
... an absence of reason on the endless path of spiritual reawakening.

And though it severely tests your patience with its thick, unapologetic indeterminacy, it provides you with a unique, increasingly immersive experience, submerging you into the ethereal world of liquid imagery and otherworldly noises. If you're up for a great challenge, make sure you don't miss it.

14 May 2018

Unidentified Flying Obstructions (bunike i perunike)

Flustered as a rabbit in the red, he points his Štap towards the sky.
“Monarhija!” – he screams, but his voice is swallowed up by Kraj.
 
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13 May 2018

Atmo HorroX (Pat Tremblay, 2016)

☼☼☼☼☼☼☼ out of 10☼

Weird and absurd to the (breaking) point of making you baffled and somewhat frustrated by the overabundance of acidic weirdness and no-holds-barred absurdity (that occasionally outstay their welcome), Atmo HorroX appears as a raving mutant child born out of the unholy union between satirical schlock horror-comedy and crypto-alchemical avant-garde phantasmagoria, proudly boasting delightfully garish color palette, decidedly outdated yet refreshingly cool practical effects, cartoonish, incomprehensible gibberish standing for dialogue and complemented by propulsive, trip-inducing musical score, as well as a good deal of hyper-bizarre, have-to-be-seen-to-be-believed characters who alienize and scrutinize media and pharmaceutical industry with crazy names such as Catafuse, Molosstrap, Mistor Kvelttt and Spheretule Mother.


This review is based on the screener provided by Pat Tremblay and the film is available (no rent, purchase only) at Vimeo on Demand.