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Darker than Black

December 16, 2011

A Black Metal-inspired calendar from illustrator Scarful and photographer Federico Chiesa

  • Text by Flavia Ferrucci

"Darker than Black" is a monster. A chimera in which the black metal imaginary and the allure of glossy fashion magazines come together, creating a dark, unusual and charming creature. We here show a preview of the images from this art calendar born from the collaboration of photographer Federico Chiesa and art-director Scarful (in collaboration with xister and studio allucinazione).

Facepaint, religious icons, pristine woods, black angels and desecrated churches: drawing inspiration from artworks and covers of seminal and iconic bands of the genre, Scarful and Chiesa have created a dissonant world, in which the clash between the referenced imagery and the elegant style of the twelve shorts give life to a unique piece of work. The calendar (produced in limited and numbered copies) is not for sale, but will be distributed for free to those who will attend the vernissage of the exhibition on December 20 at the Snob headquarters in Vicolo del Cedro. In addition of the site-specific installation of the photographs, there will also be a screening of the documentary "Until The Light Takes Us", that has never been released in Italy.

Darker than Black opening on December 20 @

Vicolo Del Cedro 10

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