Karin Ferrari’s experimental docu-fiction claims that Katy Perry’s music video Dark Horse is the encoded depiction of the archaic ritual magic an occult elite uses to secure its power and the role that the pop star plays in this.
“The rhetorical form of DECODING Katy Perry’s Dark Horse (THE WHOLE TRUTH) by Karin Ferrari, is clearly inspired by a rich vein of independent documentaries on YouTube which purport to uncover or correctly analyze the symbolic manifestations of major conspiracies in our public life. Set in Memphis – Egypt – and suffused with hieroglyphic imagery, an ultra light pop-music video by the eponymous American star receives a dogged, and deadpan, analysis in a voice-over supplied by the artist. Like the underground media whose idioms it highlights, Karin Ferrari’s argument is by turns weirdly convincing and highly implausible.”
— Nadim Samman