Posts Tagged ‘fetish’


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!




the contortionist

September 30, 2009 Leave a comment

bondage and contortion.

changes + erotic art blog

September 16, 2008 4 comments

There would probably be some radical changes in Merzbau. Most important one [although not yet finalized] is that there will be no shares anymore [certain special exceptions would probably apply]. I definitely want your opinion on that.

Meanwhile visit a great erotic art blog called @mateurdart surely much above average and highly recommended [found via jahsonic]

{selection from latest posts on @mateurdart}

word from a friend / Satan bouche un coin

May 9, 2008 2 comments

Today I got an email from my friend Mr. Stereotype, who is now pursuing his musical interests a little more intensively [reach him also @ his Myspace page]. He included a link to what at first seemed an interesting and provocative [film] short. It did live up to my expectations but it also proved a rare surreal document.

It is falsely posted on Youtube simply as Satan while the whole title reads Satan bouche un coin. It was shot in 1968 in France. Directed by Jean-Pierre Bouyxou [Bouyxou was also the writer] and Raphaël Marongiu, my first thought while watching and knowing nothing about it [someone missed his Esotika Erotica Psychotica classes, I came by this entry only after having completed my post here] was, I can see Molinier and Aktionismus here. Well I couldn’t have been closer to the truth. Pierre Molinier is the mysterious androgynous figure of the picture. Surrealist photographer and pioneering body artist, whose ‘Bellmeric’ works are full of ambiguous eros and transgendered fetish visions. Scenes in the movie actually look like Bellmer lifeforms, while others like pieces from Muehl or Nitsch Aktion films. Kenneth Anger hints are eminent.

Images of death towards the end and the introducing along with the final scene of an ass give to the disturbed tale even more perverted twists [necrophilia and scatology (?)]. Necrophilic references [if any] may also be a wink to the alleged Molinier’s sexual intercourse with his dead sister [When Molinier’s sister died in 1918, he is alleged to have had sex with her corpse while left alone to photograph it. “‘Even dead, she was beautiful. I shot sperm on her stomach and legs, and onto the First Communion dress she was wearing. She took with her into death the best of me.”]. The accompanying lugubrious music is actually working in funny ways during the film, adding falsely joyous strokes making for an even more decadent feel. Transgressive and unsettling this piece of celluloid is an obscure shard of surrealism history and aesthetics.

Mr. Stereotype thank you very much for your great suggestions and recommendations and for your kind words about merzbau in your blog.

hint: check comments in Esotika Erotica Psychotica post

Días sin luz [Days without light]

April 1, 2008 Leave a comment

An old acquaintance of merzbau readers, Jaume Balagueró. Días sin luz [1995].

It happens in Athens

January 26, 2008 4 comments

Today in Athens :

Heiner Goebbels’ ‘musical play’ Schwarz auf Weiß [Black on White / Μαύρο Πάνω σε Άσπρο] @ Athens Concert Hall [Vas. Sofias & Kokkali, GR. 115 21 Athens, tel. 210-72 82 333]

+read reviews on the play here


Die Form live [for the very first time in Athens] @ Gagarin 205 [Liosion 205]


Unfortunately dmtls cannot attend any of these due to the examination period mentioned already [damn!]. At times it feels like there is an evil plot behind the fact that so many interesting events are organized during these specific [examination] periods [mid January- early February, late May – early June and late August- late September].

Christian Holzknecht

December 14, 2007 1 comment