Scraps of information, Press and various outpouring
Tom Cottey's Documentary on the Modern Panic Exhibition
Modern Panic Exhibition 2011
Ten minute documentary about Guerrilla Zoo's 2011 Modern Panic Exhibition, that featured a series of my photographs.
As well as a brief discussion of my own work, the film includes the work of Iris Schieferstein, Kira O'Reilly, Charles Bronson, Syban Velardi-laufer, Gaston Uglade and many others are also featured.
The exhibition was held in the spirt of the Panic Movement (Mouvement panique) which was a collective formed by Fernando Arrabal, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Roland Topor in Paris, France in 1962. Inspired by and named after the god Pan, and influenced by Luis Buñuel and Antonin Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty, the group concentrated on chaotic happenings containing performance art and surreal imagery, designed to be shocking, as a response to surrealism becoming petite bourgeoisie and to release destructive energies in search of peace and beauty.
'I am Aduro' Podcast Interview
Podcast interview with 'I am Aduro' about my photography with an occasional diversion into discussion about my films and animation and a few other topics. You can listen into the full show at the 'I am Aduro, site HERE.
My thanks to Al Del Degan, Andrew Bolton & Talyn Stone for taking the time to talk to me.
Article from Fleshbot about "Dissolute Life"
You know how most porn scenes have a section of stripping, dancing, and rubbing right before the actual sex? That's the tease. This is what a tease would look like if Lars Von Trier directed porn.
Ok, that's a bit dramatic, this is nowhere near "Antichrist" or even "Breaking the Waves." Nonetheless, the masturbating and nipple tweaking eventually turn into spitting, gagging, and straight-up vomiting out a window, all conducted by a model (Alyona) who looks less than stoked about her place, and the discomfort crescendos pretty palpably by the end. There's still something beautiful about this film, and we're not just talking about Alyona; we can't put our finger on it, but maybe we're being held back by our porny vantage point. This has to be a critique of porn, right?
Article from Adult Review Site Janes Guide
If you are looking for a haunting and conflicted look at eroticism, then Marc Blackie is your man.
He tells a visual story of horror, power, helplessness, despair, lust, humor, and self destruction. On the surface, he produces fine art nudes and short films heavily influenced by shibari bondage and pornography. Most of his work is black and white, although he occasionally flirts with color. I noticed that his color pieces actually emphasize a sense of stark emotional suffering paired with erotic positioning, while his black and white pieces sometimes feel more lush and lascivious.
I found that quite interesting! In addition to rope bondage, he seems to include themes like ageplay, dominance and submission, breathplay, amputation, exhibitionism, menstruation, and "broken doll" imagery that is sometimes found in Japanese art. He is quite adept at using light to tell a story, but some of the most curious things he does involve mirrors and glass. I was really taken by some of the narratives suggested by such devices.
He tells stories in several ways here. You'll see still photos, mutoscopes (moving portraits that may remind you of flipbooks or peepshows), short streaming movies, and original musical compositions that are part of his films. The artist also sells a set of four postcards, but you have to contact him for specific details. The surreal and uncomfortable psychological landscape created by this London photographer was absolutely seductive to me.
I think you'll love this artist if you enjoyed the film "Un Chien Andalou" by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí. There is a very similar flavor here. Extremely recommended to fans of surrealism!
Translated Article from Mexican Site Cherry Bomb
Creator of "Disappointed Virginity" Marc Blackie is a photographer and filmmaker with a rather dark vision of eroticism, sadomasochism, fetishism and gothic imagery. The photographs that this artist creates are truly capturing a disturbing essence unique to his work.
"I know that some people consider my images to be dark, disturbing and all of these things. I think that it has been the product of several parts of my mind; my love for the erotic, the female form and sexual fantasy and quite obviously the more sinister underbelly of these things."
His work shows the influence and Francesca Woodman Nobuyoshi Araki, Both are very good, but Blackie, he creates his own style beyond these other artists. Born in 1975, began his work as a photographer in the 90's and lives and works in London, where in addition to his activities as a photographer he is also a singer and writer of the group "Sleeping Pictures" with Gary Parsons.
Article from Pink Erotica
Marc Blackie is a London based artist exploring erotic surrealism within the realms of photography, film and more recently animation. His remarkably complex and symbolic tableaux of the post-feminine condition finds beauty in a dimension somewhere between harsh realism and the darkest corners of the human psyche. It stands in stubborn opposition to the visual codes and clichés of the visual fashion in which nudes and erotic art are usually displayed.
The most obvious language spoken in Marc's art is a satirical narrative which invites the viewer to see not just a picture but an erotic event which exceeds the boundaries of stillness and burgeons beyond the frame. He draws inspiration from the Japanese multi-context erotic art and the Dadaist movement, with an unmistakable ingredient of pornographic imagery; elements which are all blended together in a two dimensional space, forming the unusually distinguished fabric of his world.