Kirlian Camera + Hocico @ Orion, Rome (IT)

Some photographs from concerts of Kirlian Camera and Hocico held in Orion club, Rome, Italy. Best photos are published exclusively on my official Website, new Portraits page. Hope you enjoy them all :)

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Elena Alice Fossi, beautiful singer of Kirlian Camera

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Erk Aicrag, powerful singer of Hocico

Femicide N°1

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Titolo: Femicide N°1

Autrice: Milla Kazimir

Dimensioni: verticale 20×30 cm

Tecnica: acrilico, medium e vernice lucida, tempera su tela e tavola

Data di realizzazione: gennaio/febbraio 2012

 Soggetto e interpretazione

Donna scuoiata su sfondo rosso e ombra di uomo stilizzato che sta per afferrarla.

La figura femminile è priva dei segni di femminilità esterni: pelle, che tanto ci accaniamo a coprire di creme; trucco e rossetto, con cui esaltiamo la bellezza esterna; capelli, strapazzati dalle tinture e dalle messe in piega, per avere un’immagine accettabile; seni e apparato genitale, escavati, vuoti e secchi, contro l’idea generale che li vuole pieni, sia di latte, di sangue o di altri liquidi; i rivoli rossi di sangue fresco e il giallo della carne in putrefazione sono il simbolo dell’inutilità della femmina se le manca tutto quello appena descritto.

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L’ombra dell’uomo stilizzato sogghigna e mostra la sua arma fisica, sta per acchiappare la figura femminile. La figura è stilizzata a indicare il suo rappresentare tutti i maschi violenti, manifesti o meno. Appare collegato alla femmina con sottili fili neri: l’interdipendenza è sempre presente, anche, e a volte soprattutto, nei momenti di violenza. Ma forse vuole rappresentare maggiormente la superiorità del carnefice, spesso perdonato dalla femmina, fino all’atto risolutivo.

Lo sfondo è rosso, il colore del sangue che versiamo lottando ogni giorno contro discriminazioni di diverso tipo, economiche, culturali, o semplicemente “perché siamo nate così”.

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Ulteriore interpretazione

La crudezza della scena non ha lo scopo di spaventare, inquietare o nauseare lo spettatore. Queste potrebbero essere reazioni momentanee, prima di arrivare a quella vera: lo scuotimento, il risveglio dalla rassegnazione e dalla disperazione, come trovarsi di fronte al proprio toccare il fondo. Quello scuotimento necessario a prendere coraggio e dire di non volersi più sentire come la femmina del dipinto, a denunciare o a scappare e chiedere aiuto. È il momento dell’annullamento della dignità per riconoscerla e recuperarla.
Per chi si sente meno coinvolto dal tema della violenza sulle donne, vuole essere l’occasione per far prendere consapevolezza dei sentimenti che si possono provare in determinate condizioni.

Ispirazioni artistiche

Il trattamento del soggetto femminile e i filamenti neri sono stati ripresi dallo stile di Francis Bacon (vedere sotto); per la figura maschile non esiste una vera e propria ispirazione se non quella dei fumetti e dei cartoon, con un lieve rimando al giudice Morton di “Chi ha incastrato Roger Rabbit”. Gli occhi della figura femminile invece si ispirano a una scena tratta dal film “L’esorcismo di Emily Rose”.

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ENGLISH

Title: Femicide N°1
Author: Milla Kazimir
Dimensions: 20×30 cm (7.8×11.8in) Portrait orientation
Technique: Acrylic, glossy medium and varnish, and tempera on canvas and wood
Date: January/February 2012

Subject and interpretation

Flayed woman on red background and shadow of a stylized man who’s going to grasp her. The woman figure was deprived of her external female signs: the skin, with persistence over-covered by lotions and creams; make-up and lipstick, which improve the external beauty; hairs, badly treated through dies and sets, in order to get an acceptable appearance; breasts and genital organs, excaveted, empty and dried, against the broad idea which wants them full, whether of milk, blood or other fluids; fresh blood red rivulets and rot yellow flesh are symbols of female lack of utility, if she misses all the above described things.
The stylized man’s shadow is sneering and showing his physical weapon; he’s going to hold the female figure. The man is stylized to show that it represents all hidden or evident violent men. He appears to be linked to the woman through thin black filaments: interdependence is always present, also, and sometimes above all, in violent circumstances. Perhaps, though, it shows more likely the torturer predominance, often forgiven by the woman, until the ultimate act.
Background is in red color, like blood we pour fighting every single day against any discrimination types, from economical to cultural, or simply because “we were born that way”.

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One more interpretation

The roughness of the scene was not thought to stimulate fear, disappointing or sick into the viewer. These emotions could be temporary reactions, before reaching the actual primary emotion: to be shaken inside, to feel the awakening from resignation and desperation, as when one hits the bottom. It’s the same shakening needed to take heart and say not want to be like that painted woman any more, to denounce or escape and ask for help. It’s time to annihilate each one’s dignity, to recognize it and recover it.
To those less involved by this theme of violence against women, this painting would be an opportunity to take awareness of feelings which could be experienced in certain conditions.

Artistic inspirations

The female figure treatment and the black filaments recall Francis Bacon style; for the male figure I hadn’t a particular source of inspiration, except from comics and cartoons, with a light reference to Morton judge from “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”. The female eyes, instead, were inspired by a scene from “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” movie.

Bacon Francis, Three Studies for a Crucifixion, right panel; oil and sand on canvas, 198.2x144.8cm; 1962, NY S. R. Guggenheim MuseumFrancis Bacon, Three Studies for a Crucifixion, 1962. Scanned image from Francis Bacon Skira Mini Art Book

Neon Art

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Neon Art photography. Location: the fantastic and inspiring Tate Modern museum in London!
Beyond other themes and works, which will be published in the next few weeks, I decided to grab the souls of these pale lights, as showing a parallel world of sparkling elements.

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Neon art is particularly appreciated in Russia and Eastern Europe countries. In Warsaw, Poland, you can even visit a Neon Museum.

 

And finally I tried to capture the swinging light tales of glowsticks bouncing into a disco cloud of smoke, dry ice and roaring music (below).

Ruins of Freedom

One can still hear them charging their rifles and shoot to freedom.

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Rail tails

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…rail tracks to the port

realm of cranes, pipelines and pylons…

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The Foreboding Series

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Stifling yellow - Merciless red - Deaf white - Dreadful doll – Dead green

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Atomic Visions

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Pre-Atomic Visions

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INDUSTRIAL SCENES

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SCENES OF A QUARRY

Some post-edited photos taken from an abandoned and inactive mining facility in Italy. These pictures are not to be intended as a celebration of industrial activities carried out by humans. My eye here is neutral and I would like you to focus on the main feelings they can inspire. Enjoy!

Photos by She Bloody Stibine, another aka for Milla Kazimir.