Reviews Archive

The art of getting lost, the art of becoming more specific – Kentucky Route Zero act IV

It starts with a gigantic animatronic, shaped like a mammoth. Rumbling, sparkling, hopelessly broken. His internal mechanism could once make music, but no one remembers the melody anymore.

Imperfection and beauty – part one: video games

Imperfection must be loved. This is not the same old discourse about defending diversity – this is about the peculiarity of how beauty is perceived. How many technically flawless illustrators are there in the world? Millions. The

My head is made of the same material as the sun – Upstream color by Shane Carruth

Some movies can transcend film-making to become archetypes: they express something that goes beyond its creators’ intentions. These movies contain intuitions which can constantly be interpreted by the audience, thus becoming universal pieces. At least that’s what

Gaga, the neonatal dance

Once again, this might be a surprise to you, as I’m about to deal with a topic which is completely different from my previous ones. Once again, the initial premise may sound conflicting. I’m not a dance

I live at the end of a 5 1/2 minute hallway – House of leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

No matter what you heard or read about this book, House of leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski is objectively a masterpiece. Personally I would list it among the greatest postmodern books

An old song for Kentucky Route Zero

There’s something special about travelling by night. When the hour is particularly late, that’s when you ask yourself if you’ll really manage to come back home and, ultimately, if coming back home makes any sense at all.

The visual punk of glitch art

I had a musical education, so I happen to know quite well the types of experimentation that crossed the history of music – such as prepared piano, circuit bending, or analog re-sampling. I did not know the

Different ways to deal with complexity

I firmy believe simplification is often a feature of our time. I think we can notice it everyday: the social media, the marketing, the expression and communication forms, the attitudes, the availability of the interfaces, it all

The (sound) wave of nostalgia for us in our thirties

Youtube, boring afternoon.I’m about to start a lazy search for some new music, surfing from clip to clip based on how much the promo cover attracts me.My eyes get caught on this one, orange and electric blue

The kind of animation you don’t expect

When I talk about animated movies with someone I realize most people only think about mainstream cartoons. A lot of them refers to 3d animation, Pixar and Dreamworks products. The nostalgic ones, to Disney classics. The edgy