Archive for the ‘erotic-grotesque’ Category


November 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Thank you kindly for your constant interest in Merzbau! Only today after a random visit here I realized that there have been  more than 13000 visitors to this blog! Merzbau is over [at least for now] but this does not mean that I will bring it down. It will remain online for archival purposes.

There has been a return to the merzposting though. There is a new incarnation of this ongoing ‘effort’ that is called Llamarinth. This is a new journal of the weird and wonderful maintained by me and a very dear person to me, houdinismother. I am sure that Merzbau readers will find many things of interest there and they will not be disappointed.

I would be glad to see you and maybe hear from some of you over at Llamarinth!




Joel-Peter Witkin – L’image indélébile (1994)

March 23, 2008 1 comment

A portrait of American photographer Joel-Peter Witkin at last presented as a whole [all the 56 minutes]

Check also Witkin’s part in Vile Bodies series [1 /2]

and also former merz post on the subject


January 2, 2008 Leave a comment

Alicia by Jaume Balagueró [1994]

Dark and disturbing. Caution: Proceed carefully, great possibility of annoyance or offense.

contribution from stereotype

[part of] Joel-Peter Witkin – L'image indélébile (1994)

December 2, 2007 1 comment

A portrait of American photographer Joel-Peter Witkin. Unfortunately incomplete, only ~16 min out of original 52, in two parts on youtube [part 1/2]. Appears to be part of bigger project called LE CORPS SUBLIMÉ.The only info I could find was in French. I am very interested in this particular documentary. If anyone can help me locate this film I would be really grateful. Anyone who has any info on how to obtain a copy of L’image indélébile or the whole Le Corps Sublimé please leave a comment or send me an email.

Now playing: Terry Riley – Poppy Nogood
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The odd eroticism in Alan Tex's universe

September 4, 2007 1 comment





from Fetish Theatre series

Midori by Suehiro Maruo / Hiroshi Harada

June 17, 2007 1 comment

Suehiro Maruo‘s book Shōjo Tsubaki (aka Mr. Arashi’s Amazing Freak Show) has been adapted into an animated film by Hiroshi Harada with a soundtrack by J.A. Seazer, but it has received very little release. In Europe it was marketed under the name Midori, after the main character.


Tokyo City. Mid 50’s. Midori, a 12-year old orphan girl, is rescued by Mr. Arashi, the manager of a freakshow circus. Subject to the freak’s degrading and perferse fantasies, Midori escapes her fate thanks to Wonder Masanitsu, a hypnotist dwarf (lolol), in front of enthusiastic crowds… A cult movie, banned in Japan. Based on the Suehiro Maruo’s “Mr. Arashi’s Amazing Freak Show”!

Watch it here

part 1

part 2

part 3

part 4

part 5

read an article on midori

Charles Mons

June 16, 2007 Leave a comment


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