|Would you explain how you came up with the
idea of the name "Who killed Bambi"?
Who thought of it, in the first
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 .co.uk
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
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
there a were a Museum of Mysteries and Mysterious Objects, what would be
the first item you would donate to it ?
brains, of course!
If you were to choose the two works of art that been an
inspiration to you, which would they be?
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
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
Which are the three most beloved images of
yours, among those you have featured in your
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
WilkinsonAre 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
And which are the scars that you believe
are a part of you that would never part with?
keep the whole package.
Is there an outfit of yours that is truly
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
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
your aspirations regarding the future of "Who killed
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 Bunnilicious.org, Fashionisbullshit.com
In what ways do you support emerging
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
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
personalwebsites of Andrea Natale, Valentina Tanni, Marica Zottino
are: www.andreaxmas.com / www.valentinatanni.com / www.maricazottino.com