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BIO:

MICHAEL SALERNO is an Australian artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Paris.
He also runs the small press Kiddiepunk, which releases limited edition zines and books.

Email: kiddiepunk@hotmail.com

Links:

Instagram
Kiddiepunk Website
Kiddiepunk on Vimeo


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Sebastian #1 / 2002 / Zine *
Sebastian #2 / 2002 / Zine *
The Things That We Lost / 2008 / Zine *
Everyone Here Is Dead / 2009 / Zine *
An Attempt at Shattering Pierre Clémenti as a Child / 2002 / Zine
Teenage Satanists in Oklahoma / 2012 / Zine
Gord on Ramsay / 2012 / Zine
Birth / 2013 / Zine
Home (with Peter Sotos) / 2013 / Book
Teenage Satanists in Oklahoma 2 / 2014 / Zine
Teenage Satanists in Oklahoma 3 / 2015 / Zine
Childhood / 2015 / Book
Teenage Satanists in Oklahoma 4 / 2016 / Zine
Kiddiepunk Collected 2011-2015 (editor) / 2017 / Book
Teenage Satanists in Oklahoma 5 / 2018 / Zine
Hate / 2020 / Book


SELECTED FILM & VIDEO WORKS:

Five Mornings / 2010 / 31 mins / Documentary film
Recollections of the Great War / 2011 / 10 mins / Video
The Decline and Fall of Europe / 2011 / 21 mins / Video
Middle of Nowhere / 2012 / 19 mins / Video
Jordan (And that was the sea) / 2013 / 5 mins / Video
Elri Paints Himself as a Tornado / 2015 / 18 mins / Documentary film
Pelleas et Melisande / 2015 / 118 mins / Video
Childhood / 2015 / 22 mins / Video
Noah’s Sound Mirage / 2016 / 21 mins / Documentary film
Cartoons (series of 8 short films) / 2016 / 30 mins total / Documentary films
Notre mort / 2018 / 15 mins / Film
Inside Me There Is No One / 2020 / 15 mins / Documentary film
Blue Whale / 2022 / 27 mins / Film
Le coeur de masturbateur (The Masturbator's Heart) / 2022 / 71 mins / Film


SELECTED RECORDINGS:

Tennis / 2008 / CS *
Milk Teeth / 2009 / CD-R + Zine *
Whale/Taylor (with Marcus Whale) / 2010 / CD-R + Zine *
Middle of Nowhere – Deluxe Reverb Edition / 2013 / Digital *


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2008: ‘Ossuary’, Works on paper collected by Alex Rose (Group show – The Black Maria, Cork, Ireland)
2010: ‘Finding Space’ (Group show – The Carlton, Melbourne, Australia)
2011: ‘The Weaklings’, Curated by Dennis Cooper (Group show – Five Years Gallery, London, U.K.)
2011: ‘Tornades’ (Solo show as part of Rencontres Photographiques, Centre Les Recollets – Paris, France)
2011: ‘Art ou Science?’ (Group show – Centre Les Recollets, Paris, France)
2012: ‘Video Hits’ (Group show as part of ‘Time Machine – A Festival of Experimental Time-Based Art’, Serial Space, Sydney, Australia)
2012: ‘DUST #3 – SCARS – AT NOFOUND PHOTO FAIR’ (Group show – Paris, France)
2013: ‘Dust presents - 3 Minutes of Youth’ (Group show as part of Bologna Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy)
2013: 'A Heap of Broken Images' (Group show - Assemblage Gallery, Sydney, Australia)
2013: 'Passage', performance collaboration with Marcus Whale (Underbelly Arts Festival, Sydney, Australia)
2013: ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’, Curated by Marcus Whale (Group show - First Draft Gallery, Sydney, Australia)
2014: ‘Always/Present’ (Group show - Outcasts Incorporated, Paris, France)
2015: ‘Paris Artistes’ (Group show – Centre Les Recollets, Paris, France)
2016: ‘International Weird Collage Show’, Curated by Ashkan Honarvar, Sylvia Stolan and Max-o-matic (Group show - Trondhjems Kunstforening, Trondheim, Norway)
2016: ‘Les Yeux Grand Ouverts’, Curated by Geraldine Postel and David Magnin (Group show - Outcasts Incorporated, Paris, France)
2017: ‘The Night Of The Freezing Moon’ (Group show - T2 espace collectif de création, Paris, France)
2017: ‘SOFT MEAT / TENDER EDGES’, Curated by Travis John & Sarah Redledge (Group show - Melbourne, Australia)
2017: ‘What’s up Doc’, Curated by Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou (Group show - New Galerie, Paris, France)
2019: ‘When the time swirls, when it turns into a black hole’, Curated by Maija Rudovska (Group show - Futura Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic)
2022: 'Young And In The Way' (Group show - Screw Gallery, Leeds, U.K.)


Selected press:

Dazed - These Photographs Show Youth’s Dark Side
American Suburb X - Michael Salerno’s “Childhood”: Wet Boys, Smiley Faces
Dazed - Meet the Teenage Satanists In Oklahoma
Metal Magazine - Michael Salerno: A Rare and Intense Celebration of Childhood
NR Magazine - Michael Salerno
Hammer to Nail - Cartoon's interview (part 1)
Hammer to Nail - Cartoon's interview (part 2)
Entropy - Kiddiepunk interview


* Released under the name Aspen Michael Taylor