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PH IL ALE
The only wish for violent
people, other than a
nicely warmed catholic
hell, is to pretend. It
Stirato
postermagazine
doesn't necessarily
mean lying, but when
they take and question
you with so much minding good manners, it's
best to avoid self-accusations with shocking truths.
That's of course if you
want to be set free, which
is sometimes not the
case. Violence needs to
be fake because, even
though it's hard to admit,
violence is beautiful. Film
is violence is what
Tarantino keeps repeating. Visual arts offer
unforgettable moments
thanks to the undisturbed
Tell us about your book/collection GOAD...
It is an epitaph of sorts for my illustration career-I wanted to put
out a pure art book but the reality of the last ten years had been
illustration. Seeing them now, some things I like, while other
times, it shows how stupid my work can be.
Your work shows a particular interest in the human
being; movements, anatomy, situations and people,
why is that?
"Man" is one of the few things I can say very well. I am motivated
by guilt, frustration and narcissism and the body is uniquely suited to expressing this.
A typical day for Phil Hale...
Coffee and biscuits in bed with my wife and children-my happiest
moment of the day. The rest of the day is spent avoiding work in
the studio- and coffee, magazines, friends, motorcycles, a bit of
drawing all keep me clean. Most of my work is large portraits now,
and they are like starting up a movie production: agonizing to get
underway but fine once the momentum is up. But hard work initially so much of my day is avoidance. I am trying to deal with this
more responsibly but that is not always natural to me.
Apart from movements, you also use photography
and digital graphics.. which do you feel more comfortable with?
I think painting is the most difficult and so the most worthwhile-it
is the only form that shows you how borderline your competence
is. I don't actually do much digital. The drawing is the most honest and pure and also the least essential.
Your work shows strong violence, dynamic yet
frozen at the same time, almost repressed...
I am constantly suppressing my feelings. Ideally they would not
appear in my art either but I lack the skill to hide them effectively.
We know you often visit our country... what do you
think of Italian creativity?
Parlaci del tuo libro/raccolta GOAD…
È una specie di epitaffio sulla mia carriera di illustratore. When I'm in Italy I eat, drink, I stay up late with my friends... I like
Volevo raccTENSEogliere in un libro d'arte le illustrazioni the way the Italians enjoy their lives. I can say that Tanino
fatte negli ultimi dieci anni. Riguradandolo ora certe cose Liberatore affected me profoundly when I was younger...
mi piacciono, mentre anto il MUSCLESmio lavoro possa essere stuFORpido a volte.
Dalle tue opere tras
STILLi e persone, perchè?
L’ “uomo” è una della poche cose che posse di conoscere
bene. Sono motivato dalla coMOVEMENTS.pa, dalla frustrazione e dal narcisismo e il corpo è espressamente
modella
to per rapTHEYpresentarle.
Una giornata tipo secondo
SHOOT lavorare in
studio! E poi di nuovo caffè, rivisteici, motociclette e disegnare un po’… tutte cose mi hanno aiutano a tenermi pulito.
Nell’o periodo mi sto c FROM ONE PLACE presa la
spinta giusta sento che siamo sulla st TO THE OTHER
OF motociclette e disegnare un po’… tutte cose mi hanno
aiutano a tenermi pulit YOUR VISION, HITTING AND
FORCING YOU UNTIL motociclette e disegnare un po’…
tutte cose mi hanno aiutano a tenermi pulitYOU CAN'T
STAND UP ANYMORE. motociclette e disegnare un po’…
tutte cose mi hanno aiutano a tenermi pulitmotociclette e disegnare un po’… tutte cose mi hanno aiutano a tenermi
pulitTHEY'RE INSIDE
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motociclette e disegnare un po’… tutte cose mi hanno aiutano a tenermi pulit motociclette e disegnare un po’… tutte cose mi hanno aiutano a tenermi pulit motociclette e disegnare
un po’… tuttenermi pulit OUTSIDE THE RULES.pare un
interesse particolare per l'essere umano; movimenti, anatomie, situazionPhil Hale…
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www.pikmin.com
Your army, 100 pikmin, minuscule tuberous
kamikazes. The mission: to save the company
you work for from bankruptcy. 67 pikmin are
left after fighting against hungry monsters
among an untouched flora; they will squeeze,
crush and rip your soldiers apart. 32 pikmin to
g bolts. And if one of your yellow
cross rivers, flames and lightnin
, the blue will die by lightning
pikmin survives the electric shocksworld (where you are not). Only
and his soul will ascend to a better ths that will make you rich. You'll
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giant
carry
to
left
pikmin
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don't worry: he will be ready
end up with only one pikmin, but
to his death if necessary,
to fight a war which is not his, even nment by his general.
just to be later thanked with abando
REAL violent videogame,
Shigeru Miyamoto creates a puppet-like protagonists.
hidden behind radiant colors and turn you into the smallThe real essence in Pikmin is to//sb//
est insensitive omnipotent Gods.
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Robert Yager, photographer
I'm from London, but at 21 I moved to Mexico City and then
onto Los Angeles. My first publication was in 1993, a cover
for Newsweek. It showed a boy running with a machine
gun looking out for members of a rival gang. I've worked
with the New York Times, The Face and Rolling Stone.
Tell us about your Gang series..
In 1992, I started looking for gang members to photograph, but when you look for something, it seems to not
exist. Then, while I was photographing murals outside a
liquor store, some of them approached me and asked me
to photograph them. The gang was called "West Side
Playboys", their territory is in the Latin neighborhood
Pico Blvd and Vermont Ave. It took a while to
She
comes
3:1+100 between
install a trustworthy relationship. In the last 10 years, I've
from Warsaw,
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artist
up with them once a week, almost turning into "one
and was at the
3 photo + met
the family". I try to capture the essence: honor, the rit1999 Biennial,
100 words = of
uals, the dependencies. I'm so into their lives that I've
and was also
one of the KATARZYNA KOZYRA been able to document births, funerals and several
attempts to change.
three mentioned artist in Cream 3, the sacred What do you feel when you're photographing a
text published in 2003 by Phaidon. gang member who is holding a loaded gun to
A first personal Italian show this year your face?
at Galleria Civica in Trento. Among In shooting ranges they tell you never point a weapon to
Katarzyna Kozyra's (1963) work, the video- somebody: you turn him into a target. I needed photos of
installation Punishment and Crime (2002). Or gang members with weapons in hand, in action, so I
actually, Dostoevskij overturned like a glove. asked some of them to pose while pointing in my lens. I
The artist infiltrated a group of family men knew I would never become their target...but it was still
who take hold of explosives, UZIs and army scary to look through my camera and see this strong and
fatigues to detonate cars and shacks. terrible image in front of me.
Distorted into their latex masks, they miserably
hang themselves from trees. And Kozyra confesses to have been morbidly attracted to it:
Hobbes docet. //me.g//
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in disguise. Relief is given by images in slow motion, Heidilike music and a final revelation that it's all fake. The second
episode in the Flower of Bloody Flesh series launches it
beyond the Land of the Rising Sun in the best of ways, with
a lawsuit in the States. It couldn't have been a better introduction. The FBI thanked actor Charlie Sheen for his credibility. Between appalled competitors and morbose critics,
some episodes, but not all, let themselves go only to the
excruciating transparency of desire, resisting intervention
to make them beautiful. //as//
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FREE
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They are extreme movies, they're Japanese, and the only thing
which follows them are the invisible atrocities committed by serial killer Tsutomo Miyazaki, caught in 1989 while approaching his
latest victim, a fragile object of senseless tortures.He had 6000
videos in his home and among the titles, the Guinea Pigs series
held high regards. The first episode of the Devil's Experiment
series (1988), just tounderline the ambiguity of the work's limitsis it fake blood, pig's blood or could it really be human blood?titles and end titles are cut out, just to use an appropriate verb,
as if to maintain anonymity in a sick form of exhibitionism. For
43 minutes, a girl undergoes a horrible merry-go-round of
excruciating pain caused by a macabre trio of laughing figures
KAIJU!!!!!!
www.kaiju.com
The last frontier in wrestling (the sport which mimes violence with such conviction as
to turn into an absurd theatre) is called Kaiju, where a group of wrestlers come together to recreate fighting scenes from movies and tv series depicting Japanese superheroes from the 70's (Godzilla, Megaloman, Power Rangers) You'll see live action
by 80 meter tall giants, pointy dinosaurs with killer weapons and the baddest of
all:Dr.BOX, sadistic doctor with a square head. The "Giants in the City" proves to be
genius among this hoard of brainless creatures and can be created by filling a ring with
small cardboard models with buildings, cars and people to destroy during the great
battle. //sb//
© of images + texts: ownners.
GRAPHIC
violence they present us with. S.
Kubrick's A
Clockwork
Orange is the
indestructible
manifesto of
such assimilation, beauty is
violent. But violence falls into
sore ugliness when
it becomes real, it
spirals into the depths
of extreme evil when
one thinks to actually
practice it. Lights dim
out, the beauty of it
breaks down like the
decomposing corpse of
a dream. A philosopher
once said, beautiful
things are difficult and
what is more difficult
than faking to make
something seem
real.
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