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Lobo Pasolini

Journalist and Writer

Capturing the dirty essence of art on video, paper and the web

Antônio Lobo Pasolini was born in Vitória, Brazil and he has always enjoyed all things dirty. This long-held passion goes back to the late 1980s, when he joined a performance art group called Éden Dionisíaco do Brasil. The troupe spent two years presenting their brand of Dada-influenced, punky stage work and has an influence on his creative outlook to this day.

Pasolini studied journalism student at the time and experimented with video art in the 1990s, driven by a keen interest in performance art, Pop Art and video art from the 1970s. Some of his early tapes are now a now part of collection of Vitória’s modern art museum (MAES). He moved to London in 1996, and studied Film and Television at the University of Westminster. He published his first novel ‘A Ida’ in 2007, a very autobiographical and yet fictionalised look at Brazilian contemporary culture,.

Between 2005 and 2008, Pasolini was at the helm of, a pioneering web magazine specialised in independent cinema. The website is no longer active but remains online as a repository of hundreds of reviews, interviews and essays on films and film art.

Pasolini is currently based in Brazil, where he is putting the final touches on a new book of short stories called ‘Ponto de Fuga’ (‘Vanishing Point’, due out in March 2016). He is also working on the script of a short film called ‘Adeus Mundo Cruel’ (‘Goodbye Cruel World’), which is expected to go into production in the second half of 2016.

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Other posts by Lobo Pasolini
A long hard road of grit and glee
As Queen Priscilla turns 30, Lobo Pasolini looks back at the queer classic that combined comedy, splendour and tragedy, and changed the history of cinema [Read More...]

Vera Gemma plays a version of herself, in his hybrid docudrama about famous parents and pointless existences (also featuring Asia Argento) - from WatchAUT 2023: Austrian Film Festival [Read More...]

Wolf and Dog (Lobo e Cao)
Kaleidoscopic and poetic drama pays tribute to queer life on a remote Portuguese island - from BFI Flare, which takes place between March 15th and 26th [Read More...]

Seeing is bereaving
Lobo Pasolini dissects Andrea Arnold's Cow, and he finds a tragic life robbed of freedom, motherhood and dignity; there is nothing "humane" about benign animal farming! [Read More...]

‘Tis time to Camp it up – with a capital C!!!
We asked our fabulously colourful and boisterous writer Lobo Pasolini to look into the history of Camp; he scribbled a couple deliciously dirty and plush sentences for us! [Read More...]

Look at the guarani-kaiowá indigenous people of Brazil in the eye, plus experience their culture, spirituality, strength and revolt firsthand, as they engage in a battle against eviction and genocide - screening on April 19th [Read More...]

Ruffling feathers: enter the horrific world of animal suffering
Animal rights activist Antônio Pasolini describes how cinema turned him vegan, and takes you on a wild tour of the dirtiest animal movies. [Read More...]

Batman and Robin come out of the closet in a dystopian and apocalyptic Brazil [Read More...]

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