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horror stories: cages of folles

It reads like something out of Madness and Civilization by Michel Foucault. The traditional narrative history witnessed  the nineteenth century medical treatment of what was considered madness or insanity as a kind of  enlightened liberation of the mad from the … Continue reading

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tunnel vision: in like flynn

There are lots of days when the earth stands still. Motionless. Inert. Lifeless. Of course, its not for pleasure, or sport, or enjoyment; it has a revelatory characteristic, inextricably linked to the divine. It is holy and in the service … Continue reading

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freaks : gabba gabba mantra

by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com) tod browning’s bizarre masterpiece, “freaks”, also seems to introduce an interesting tweak in movie title typography. i imagine there are earlier examples, but this is the earliest i’ve found of a sort of ‘interactive’ typographic … Continue reading

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manic pixie dream vampire

by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com) this is a sort of ‘update’ to the essay i wrote a while back about the history of the ‘vampire chick’ in popular culture. (if you go into my photo files and click on the … Continue reading

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the vampires… desires of the dark promise

the vampires… by Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com): Vampire chicks! we love ’em to death! the vampire chick is one of those ubiquitous and constantly present iconographic images in our culture. there’s even an enormous amount of pornography exclusively dedicated to vampire … Continue reading

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jack dracula

A look at Jack Dracula.The poetry of a name… Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com ) For some reason, I’ve been totally thinking about Jack Dracula as of late. I know he’s a famous “tattooed” man and that Diane Arbus took an … Continue reading

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spooked: after midnight

getting spooky. And it all began with Helena Blavatsky and her spiritualist movement, then assumed a distinct identity within popular American culture… Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com): What do the Cramps, Gwar, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Blackstone the Magician, David Copperfield, penn … Continue reading

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