Actress and director Asia Argento created this mesmerising series of film shorts exclusively for SHOWstudio, presented as a 'video diary' with films uploaded at 12:00, 18:00 or 00:00 GMT each day between 16 and 25 October 2006. These shorts, captured during Argento's London promotion of the feature film Marie Antoinette, draw on DIY reportage aesthetics but are actually painstakingly directed by Argento and Nick Knight.
The films intertwine reality with fantasy, sometimes following a script devised by author Emma Forrest and hence blurring the line between fiction with reality. Interspersed amongst the narrative are films exploring the theme of 'Twenty-three words beginning with 'F',' sparking monologues on everything from fetish to Florence and allowing a tantalising and candid insight into Argento's mind (or perhaps not).
Originally presented as entries on the SHOWstudio blog, the comments made by SHOWstudio users are displayed alongside the films here, forming a narrative in themselves of viewers perceptions of Argento's actions and the suspension of disbelief as they follow the fiction/fact narrative of this unique film series.
Please note: A selection of the original 2006 films have become corrupted and cannot be shown. They are represented by stills and the original viewers' commentary from the SHOWstudio blog.