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V. 14 (2021): Oltre il “post-”. L’esperienza (post-)sovietica sotto la lente (post-)coloniale

Paradžanov e Lady Gaga: teologia armena e immaginario pop



Starting from an analysis of the music video of the song 911 from Lady Gaga’s Chromatica album, the article aims to relate two characters and two seemingly irreconcilable cultural horizons: the Georgian-Armenian director Sergei Paradzhanov and contemporary American pop icon Lady Gaga. Paradzhanov’s masterpiece The Color of the Pomegranate (1969) clearly inspired Lady Gaga’s 2020 video. In addition to a tribute to Paradzhanov’s unforgiving style, the video directed by Indian-born videomaker and director Tarsem Singh Dhandwar is not only an exercise in style, but it effectively expresses some of the characteristic elements of the link between the modern-day star system and the sacred dimension, between the pop imagery and religion.