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Did you kill Bambi

Posted on Apr 7 2012

Would you explain how you came up with the idea of the name "Who killed Bambi"?
Who thought of it, in the first place?
The name comes from a very famous song written by The Sex Pistols in 1979. Andrea bought the domain name just because he liked the idea of having it, especially with the suffix. It was a sort of homage to the Pistols.
Then one day, in 2007, we decided to start a blog and we immediately thought that Who Killed Bambi was a great title for the project we had in mind.

There's a subtle goth atmosphere surrounding "Who killed Bambi", yet one doesn't have to aspire to the gothic aesthetic in order to fall for this brand. How do you achieve this balance?
We wouldn’t call it “goth”, really, but the abundance of skulls and bones lead many people to perceive the site in that way. The truth is that we like provocative artworks and we are really interested in how strong concepts like death and violence are represented by today’s artists. I think that the balance you refer to comes from the fact that we always keep an eye on irony and we pay a lot of attention to the quality of the images. We never post gory or shocking stuff.

If there a were a Museum of Mysteries and Mysterious Objects, what would be the first item you would donate to it ?
Our brains, of course!

If you were to choose the two works of art that been an inspiration to you, which would they be?
Wow, this one is hard. There are a lot of artists we follow and love, but if we have to choose just two names we would say Mike Kelley and The Chapman Brothers.

Which artworks do you believe bear the most distinct aura of death and mystery?
The unbeatable king of death is Damien Hirst, no doubts about it. Sometimes he produces dull works but most of his stuff is deeply surrounded by death, even when it’s seemingly shiny and fashionable. One of the most amazing works in his carrier is a very little know one, made for a show in Mexico in 2006. The first thing the visitor saw when entering the gallery was a snow-white dove, its wings spread wide as if in flight. Beneath it, on the floor of the formaldehyde-filled tank, sits a human skull. It is called The Inescapable Truth.
A journalist told Hirst that this particular piece seemed more hopeful than much of his work and he responded, slightly offended: “Hopeful for you, maybe, but, the guy’s definitely dead, and the bird’s not fucking going anywhere either”.

Which are the three most beloved images of yours, among those you have featured in your blog?
Answering to this question would take us a year! Since the beginning we published something like 3000 posts,
so it’s actually impossible to choose just three images. So, we’ll tell you which images are the most popular among our readers, instead:

Mental disorders by Matthew Wilkinson

Are there any scars or marks that you would gladly erase from your life?
Emotional scars are building block for everyone’s personality. So, no. We wouldn’t erase anything actually.

And which are the scars that you believe are a part of you that would never part with?
We keep the whole package.

 Is there an outfit of yours that is truly "murderous"?
We let Marica answer to this. She’s our fashion expert. She feels really murderous when wearing an asymmetrical vest with long fringes, stuffed neck piping and a danse macabre depicted all over it, paired with a Thomas Wylde clutch covered with skull studs and black suede bondage sandals.

Have clothes and style been an important part of your life? As a child did you care about your clothes?
Actually, we began to be interested in clothes in our twenties, more or less.

What are your aspirations regarding the future of "Who killed Bambi?"
We want to keep blogging our hearts out! Beside that, we hope to start more collaborations with other bloggers and artists. Also, Who Killed Bambi is part of a bigger network of blogs that we publish. We also run, and

In what ways do you support emerging artists?
Publishing their work and helping them to reach a wider public. We encourage artists to send us their work, even if they are not professionals.

What do you believe is the most  interesting and challenging thing about the way violence
is represented aesthetically?

The big challenge is to make people think about it without being depressing or too dark. We like artists who are able to address serious issues with irony and wit.

* The personalwebsites of Andrea Natale, Valentina Tanni, Marica Zottino are: / /


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