The following article was published in N-SPHERE Omega.
Where: The Netherlands
When: October & November 2012
Director: Edwin Brienen, Independent Filmmaker
Soundtrack: Enfant Terrible
Exploitation is the new film by dutch independent filmmaker edwin brienen. Enfant terrible produced the soundtrack for this gothic-noir satiric fresco. 90 minutes of music to be enjoyed both as true soundtrack as well as a sequel to previous enfant terrible compilations… but more dramatic and ritualistic in the way the record is building up… it will please fans of minimal electronics and (post) industrial music but also moves into different styles such as idm, tekno, angst pop and chanson… while always keeping a dark and cold mood and/or dream state feeling throughout…
Exploitation uses the so-called mise en abyme principle and shows a fict tious film in the film, called apocalypse, part 3: a breathtaking abendland of dreamy pictures and nightmarish visions. It’s all there: baphomets, paganism, bizarre costumes. Especially some old-time obsessions of the director are highly celebrated here: the esthetics of death in june, the works of painter arnold böcklin, or aleister crowley’s thelema spirituality.
photo | Exploitation. 2012. Filmstills by Dong-Ha Choe. Courtesy of the artist
Full article here.