Inspiration for visuals

  1. Selected clips from the 4-channel, 63 minute video installation, "Dorian, a cinematic perfume" by Michelle Handelman. The installation consists of four individual projection screens, often accompanied by live performance.

    "Dorian, a cinematic perfume" is a four-channel video installation based on Oscar Wilde’s 19th century novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and its themes of decadence, narcissism and the meaning of art. I have interpreted the story and it’s queer undertones by casting Dorian as a young woman discovered by a fashion photographer, then catapulted into the world of empty celebrity. She falls under the tutelage of a famous drag queen and becomes a nightclub luminary, constantly followed by the paparazzi. These media images become the infamous portrait, grotesquely mutating as she grows more beautiful and famous, culminating in her own narcissistic destruction.

    Like the films of Warhol and Godard, that blur the lines between performance and reality, all of the performers in Dorian are playing some version of themselves. Sequinette (Dorian) is a gender-bending drag impresario; Armen Ra (Lord H) is a renowned Theremin player; K8 Hardy (Sybl Vain) is a performance artist and co-creator of the queer art collective LTTR; Quin Charity (Basil) is a media artist and Flawless Sabrina (Dead Dorian) is a drag legend.

    Director/Producer: Michelle Handelman
    Featuring: Quin Charity, K8 Hardy, Armen Ra, Sequinette and Flawless Sabrina
    Original Music: Vincent Baker, Lustmord, Armen Ra, Nadia Sirota and Stefan Tcherepnin
    Cinematography: Edward C.R. David
    Costumes: Garo Sparo
    Still photography: Laure Leber
    Artwork: Amelie Chabannes (drawings for animation) and Daniella Dooling (wall sculptures)

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  2. From "Stridulum" EP on Sacred Bones Records 2010.

    Directed by Jacqueline Castel.

    May 2010

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  3. Director / Writer / Art Direction: DIEGO BARRERA
    CELESTIAL TWINS Productions
    O Grelo Producciones

    Assistant Directors: Stephanie Weerts, Adriana Vera Guerrero, Julieta Triangular
    Cinematography: Wenceslao Scyzoryk
    Assistant Camera Operator: Judit Fernandez, Rebeca Saiz
    Cast: Amarna Miller, Fabian Ariel
    Makeup: Ana Morales, Anabella Montalbán, Karolina Agnieszka, Elisabel Serrano
    Costume Design: Carol Maura
    Phantasma Disques Records

    "The origin of this story is the duality of the human being, what is labeled as femininity and masculinity, what is labeled as good and evil, death and life, that reside in each of us, this video makes a metaphorical exploration: a search for a balance, therefore regenerating femininity in the "man" and the importance of women in a world ruled by patriarchs who disguise their phallocentric theories in a false spirituality, which are only models of mental and physical control.

    I am seeking to re-write those stories which present a clear gender division and are accepted by people as sacred books and unquestionable texts. We must doubt everything, any absolute truth falters; we must rewrite Adam and Eve, open those interpretations, and observe that being who came before this division, that being who contained both man and woman.

    The apple must not be understood as the symbol of temptation and in connection with the divine punishment, but rather as a symbol which invites us to become our own gods; it is a symbol of purity, of nature in contact with femininity, understanding this definition of femininity that varies depending on which society we are in, as the opposite of the masculinization rites so rooted in the social bases, rites that function as an invitation to a violence not developed in a natural way and the blindness of power.

    Eroticism acts as a flow that unites us with our animality.”

    { Published in various Magazines and Blogs of: Spain, USA, Germany, England, Japan, Finland, Poland, Norway, Mexico, Chile, Argentina. }
    { Exhibición en el Ciclo de Vídeo creación-digital "SCREENS", llevado a cabo en la Clínica mundana } Valencia/España.
    { Exhibición en el Festival de Música Witch House "VOID" } Berlín/Alemania.
    { Participante de la Exposición Colectiva "Ver Sacrum: La Primavera Sagrada", llevada a cabo en la Tabacalera } Madrid/España .
    { Participante de la Exposición Colectiva "New Vision Screening", llevada a cabo en "BWAC Art Gallery" } New York/EEUU.
    { Exhibición en el Festival de Arte, música, poesía "Ekleczia Fest 1", llevado a cabo en el Centro Histórico } Lima/Perú.
    { Exhibición {solo} dentro de la muestra "Alumbramientos en un corazón roto, videos de Diego Barrera", llevada a cabo en el Centro Fundación Telefónica } Lima/Peru.
    { Participante de la Exposición Colectiva "New Vision Screening", llevada a cabo en Le Petit Versailles } New York/EEUU.
    { Sección Oficial en "CINETORO Film Festival" } Valle del Cauca/Colombia.
    { Sección Oficial en el Festival de Cine de Zaragoza } Zaragoza/España.
    { Sección Oficial en el "Óptica Festival", llevado a cabo en Palais de Glace } Buenos Aires/Argentina.
    { Sección Oficial en el "Boston Underground Film Festival", llevado a cabo en Brattle Theatre } Boston/EEUU.
    { Exhibición en el Festival arte+electronica, llevado a cabo en el Centro Cultural Bellas Artes } Lima/Perú
    { Exhibición como parte de la programación de “Videada.05” en el Galpón espacio } Lima/Perú.
    { Exhibición como parte de la programación de “Videada.05” en La Cueva } Berlín/Alemania.
    { Exhibición como parte de la programación de “Videada.05”, en la Galería Savvy Contemporary } Berlín/Alemania.
    { Participante de la exposición “CELESTIAL TWINS Laboratorio” en “La Casa de la luna azul” } Santiago/Chile.
    { Exhibición en el Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín } Medellín/Colombia.
    { Sección Oficial en el Festival Mecal Chile llevado a cabo en Casa América Catalunya } Barcelona/España.
    { Exhibición de la obra completa de mi productora Celestial Twins, en el Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín } Medellín/Colombia.
    { Sección oficial en el “X Festival Transterritorial de Cine Underground”, llevado a cabo en } Buenos Aires/Argentina.
    { Retrospectiva de todos mis videoclips hasta la fecha en la galería “Fabrika 126” } Sofía/Bulgaria.
    { Exhibición como parte de la programación de “Altered States”, llevado a cabo en Electro Studios } West St Leonards/UK.

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  4. From "The Spoils" LP on Sacred Bones Records 2009.

    Directed by Jacqueline Castel.

    October 2009

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  5. New Mater Suspiria Vision / Phantasma Disques online store


    feat. Shazzula, Ariana, How I quit Crack and Carmen Incarnadine

    Directed by Cosmotropia de Xam

    Artist: Mater Suspiria Vision
    Track: A Giant Snake That Eats Itself feat. Shazzula, Ariana, How I quit Crack and Carmen Incarnadine
    Release: Inverted Triangle II CD/LP
    Year of Production: 2011
    Starring: Ariana and Chloe Sobejko
    Film Technique: High Definition
    Make Up and Costume Design: Chloe Sobejko

    From the forthcoming approx. 60 minutes movie Cosmotropia de Xam's Inauguration of Snow White available via


    Order Limited Vinyl Edition with 6 interchangable Cover Arts by Cosmotropia de Xam, Jaure Mur, Owleyes and Carmen Incarnadine via

    Order Standard Vinyl Edition with flipside cover collage by Cosmotropia de Xam via

    Order limited to 75 copies CDR via

    Join Mater Suspiria Vision on facebook

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Inspiration for visuals

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-unusual and decadent femininity and sexuality
-transformative makeup and costumes
-goth influences
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