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 Kamera.co.uk, 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 The website is no longer active but remains online as a repository of hundreds of reviews, interviews and essays on films and film art.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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