The Girl Who Knew Too Much explores the relationship between horror cinema and contemporary art. Named after the seminal 1963 Giallo thriller by Mario Bava, The Girl Who Knew Too Much is a mixture of philosophical readings, horror theory, and art criticism that maps out how horror and art share structural, conceptual, and aesthetic strategies. With a primary focus on artworks produced after Douglas Gordon’s 24-Hour Psycho (1993), The Girl Who Knew Too Much traces the profound influence of the horror film on contemporary artistic practice by posting curatorial research, thematic essays on art and film, exhibition and film reviews, relevant international events, videos, and links. Examples of international artists that have been featured include Fiona Banner, Josh Azzarella, Aida Ruilova, Peter Doig, Gary Simmons, Darren Banks, Jim Shaw, Marnie Weber, Joseph Beuys, Malcolm Le Grice, and Raed Yassin. Film discussions range from the magical theater of George Melies to the very recent The Cabin in the Woods.
Caryn Coleman is a New York-based curator and writer whose curatorial practice explores the intersection of cinema and visual art with a focus on horror film’s influence on contemporary artists. She currently works in the Programming Department at Nitehawk Cinema and is the co-editor of the philosophy journal Incognitum Hactenus. Coleman was also the Curator for the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts’ Art & Law Residency (2011 & 2012). Recent projects include the artist film screenings The Art of Fear and Sparkmarker. Upcoming exhibitions are “On the Desperate Edge of Now” at Dumbo Arts Center (February 2013), “Empty Distances” at Mark Moore Gallery (June 2013), “Contagious Allegories: Horror Cinema and Contemporary Art,” and “Film as a Social Art” for the 2013 New York CAA conference. She founded art.blogging.la (2004-2008) and has written for nitehawkhatched.com, Network Awesome, Brighton Photo Fringe, LUX, Rue Morgue, Fangoria.com, the Modernist, Art Review online, Beautiful Decay, and Los Angeles Weekly. She received her MFA in Curating, with distinction, from Goldsmiths College.