FANGORIA SCREAMERS: POP MONTREAL selects Dalibor Barić’s “HORROR OF DRACULA”
Admittedly, I’m playing double-duty here: in addition to my FANGO station, I’m also a film curator for a few festivals, including the POP Montreal International Music Festival – running this September 25-29 – where I’m often able to infuse the programming with horror elements. Last year it was THE OMEN screening in a church, this year it’s a series of art installations inspired by Electronic Voice Phenomena (i.e. THE STONE TAPE/WHITE NOISE) and a retrospective of the films of Croatian experimental filmmaker Dalibor Barić, whose work frequently dips into the dark waters of the horror pond. Behold our August SCREAMERS film: Dalibor Barić’s HORROR OF DRACULA.
The work of prolific collage artist, experimental filmmaker and graphic novelist Dalibor Barić explores psychedelic realms in which voyeuristic psychic vampirism and cut-up images of consumerist dissociation create an obsessive alternate reality that is often frightening, sometimes funny, but always transfixing. I first stumbled upon his work by accident, while scouring the internet for JG Ballard-inspired short films and was immediately wooed by the genres crossovers throughout his work, not to mention the bizarre, hand-layered aesthetic. To see more of Baric’s work, check out his vimeo page HERE, or come on down to POP Montreal where we’ll be screening 23 of his films in a mind-melting retrospective on Saturday September 28th. www.popmontreal.com
– Kier-La Janisse