Author Archives: Lorena Muñoz-Alonso

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On Hope and Dread in Nuclear Times: Ana Vaz’s Long Voyage Out

Please bear with me while I jog our recent collective memory a little: on March 11, 2011, at exactly 14.46 local time, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake shook the very depths of the east coast of Japan. Less than an hour

On Hope and Dread in Nuclear Times: Ana Vaz’s Long Voyage Out

Please bear with me while I jog our recent collective memory a little: on March 11, 2011, at exactly 14.46 local time, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake shook the very depths of the east coast of Japan. Less than an hour

On the liberation upon hearing in the intermediate state

Words, a score, a performance, a place, a listener, they are all permanently drifting – drifting along. They contigently meet as part of the world’s abundance.   (Manfred Werder) After a prolonged and awkward silence, full of stolen glances and anticipation,

On the liberation upon hearing in the intermediate state

Words, a score, a performance, a place, a listener, they are all permanently drifting – drifting along. They contigently meet as part of the world’s abundance.   (Manfred Werder) After a prolonged and awkward silence, full of stolen glances and anticipation,

Reynolds (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Alma (Vicky Krieps) in Phantom Thread (2017). Courtesy Focus Features.

Perverse Love and Woman as Cipher in Phantom Thread

Widely praised as a lush and astute treatise on the relationship between artist and muse and also as a portrayal of toxic masculinity, Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, Phantom Thread, could perhaps be read from a psychoanalytical perspective as drama of

Reynolds (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Alma (Vicky Krieps) in Phantom Thread (2017). Courtesy Focus Features.

Perverse Love and Woman as Cipher in Phantom Thread

Widely praised as a lush and astute treatise on the relationship between artist and muse and also as a portrayal of toxic masculinity, Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, Phantom Thread, could perhaps be read from a psychoanalytical perspective as drama of

‘Ruin Lust’ at Tate Britain

At the risk of sounding shallow, the exhibition Ruin Lust seems to arrive 3 or 4 years late. Not that I would wish to equate art with fashion and its whimsical fads, but the obsession with the ruins of Modernism

‘Ruin Lust’ at Tate Britain

At the risk of sounding shallow, the exhibition Ruin Lust seems to arrive 3 or 4 years late. Not that I would wish to equate art with fashion and its whimsical fads, but the obsession with the ruins of Modernism

Braco Dimitrijević’s ‘Early London Years’

This review was originally published on Art-Agenda in March 2014 Braco Dimitrijević’s current exhibition at MOT International offers a careful selection of early works by this Paris-based, Sarajevo-born pioneer of Conceptual art. The show’s title, “Early London Years,” refers to the period from

Braco Dimitrijević’s ‘Early London Years’

This review was originally published on Art-Agenda in March 2014 Braco Dimitrijević’s current exhibition at MOT International offers a careful selection of early works by this Paris-based, Sarajevo-born pioneer of Conceptual art. The show’s title, “Early London Years,” refers to the period from

Reading as community: Dora García and The Joycean Society

“In any other time of the past, Joyce’s work would never have reached the printer, but in our blessed 20th Century it is a message, though not yet understood”, said the mystic psychiatrist Carl Jung in the mid 1930s, after

Reading as community: Dora García and The Joycean Society

“In any other time of the past, Joyce’s work would never have reached the printer, but in our blessed 20th Century it is a message, though not yet understood”, said the mystic psychiatrist Carl Jung in the mid 1930s, after

Richard Sides at Carlos/Ishikawa

(This review was originally published in frieze magazine #160 January-February 2014) In his 1950 book The Future of Man, the French philosopher and priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin introduced the concept of the Omega Point to designate the maximum level of

Richard Sides at Carlos/Ishikawa

(This review was originally published in frieze magazine #160 January-February 2014) In his 1950 book The Future of Man, the French philosopher and priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin introduced the concept of the Omega Point to designate the maximum level of

Writing Process Blog Tour

Thanks so much to Daniela Cascella for inviting me to take part in the Writing Process Blog Tour. Daniela’s writing, which you can read in her blog as well as in her fantastic book En abîme, is hugely influential for

Writing Process Blog Tour

Thanks so much to Daniela Cascella for inviting me to take part in the Writing Process Blog Tour. Daniela’s writing, which you can read in her blog as well as in her fantastic book En abîme, is hugely influential for

Review of Frieze Art Fair 2013

This review was originally published on Art-Agenda in October 2013 The ecosystem of Frieze Art Fair in London keeps growing, like a healthy family of good-looking siblings. That is, indeed, exciting, but it is also a real tour de force for visitors, who since last

Review of Frieze Art Fair 2013

This review was originally published on Art-Agenda in October 2013 The ecosystem of Frieze Art Fair in London keeps growing, like a healthy family of good-looking siblings. That is, indeed, exciting, but it is also a real tour de force for visitors, who since last

Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre: Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way

For the writer of these lines there is hardly anything more nightmare-inducing than a circus. With horrific clowns, knife-throwers, dwarves dressed in humiliating costumes and sad-eyed caged animals, the circus somehow manages to encapsulate and represent everything that is wrong

Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre: Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way

For the writer of these lines there is hardly anything more nightmare-inducing than a circus. With horrific clowns, knife-throwers, dwarves dressed in humiliating costumes and sad-eyed caged animals, the circus somehow manages to encapsulate and represent everything that is wrong