Favourite Quotes : «If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.» Thich Nhat Hanh
“I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy” – Tom Waits
«A man should always think of the water as he drinks it» – Sifu Yip Man
Favourite Music : Tom Waits, Têtes Raides, Les Ogres de Barback, Brigitte Fontaine, David Bowie, The Clash, Bérurier Noir, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Smiths, Seu Jorge, Salif Keita,Bruce Springsteen,Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan,Michael Jackson,Camille,Yael Naim,Polka, CarolinaChocolate Drops, Bonga, arthur h., La rue ketanou, Buena Vista Social Club, Bashung, Arno, Billie Holiday, Massive Attack, White Stripes, Screaming Jay Hawkins, NicoNick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Jack Johnson, Fela Kuti, Daniel D. Johnston, Elvis, Birdy Nam NAm, John Cage, Zappapilar diaz, La Chanson du Dimanche , Cheikh Lo , Georges Brassens , Jacques Brel, Monique Serf, Piaf, Palace, Pogues, Golden Gate Quartet, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Peter, Boney M., Luis Mariano, Natalie Merchant, AC/DC, Adriano Celentano, Bonga, J.S.Bach, Ben E. King, Ben Harper, Willie Nelson, Bonnie rait, Boubacar Traore, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Burning Spear, Aznavour, Mark Knopfler, The Christians, Christy Moore, Compay Segundo, StillNASH, Daniel Balavoine, David Alan Coe, Deep Purple, Django Reinhardt, The Duke, Tom Waits, Piers Faccini, Moira smiley & VOCO, Larkin Grimm, Coeur de Pirate, Bonnie ‘prince’ billy, Nick Drake, Sam Amidon…I could go on and on…
Favourite Directors : Scorcese, Casavets, Fellini, Kurosawa, Kubrick, PArker, Godard, Spielberg, Burton, Renoir, Fritz Lang, Coppola, Lynch, Tarkovsky, Jarmush, Allen, Wells, Altman, De Palma, Lynch….
Based on the song from “The Story of An Artist” from Daniel Johnston, Antoine Fraval, a French performer and myself decided to mix, in a very simple way, the prolific world of this iconoclast artist with his peers, and make his words resonate with the fragility and poetry that he inspired us. Body and paper translate literally, or not, in French, certains of his assumptions with a sense of humor. Notice the presence in the background of Serge Gainsbourg, and of course the allusion to Bob Dylan’s first musical video that revolutionized at the time the music industry.A minimal choreography, and the poetry of Master Johnston, through the work of Antoine and his interdisciplinary approach of Art.
Artistic Director Cindy Flanders reports that this year’s show includes works from new & returning designers. Styles run the spectrum from formal to street. Statement Jewelry pieces, repurposed, upcycled & embellished clothing as well as vintage inspired garments. WMPG’s Fashion Show strives to include a wide-ranging and energetic collection of the talent & creativity that is thriving in Maine.
Designers returning from previous programs include: Deb Train; Elynn Design; Aquarius Funk; Raisa; Kelli Burnham; Rayne Grace/kittywitch; and Stephanie Harmon.
New designers joining us this year include:Pamela Moulton, Mimi Mathleson; Jocelyn King; and Kenzie. Ms. Flanders advises us to take special note of these items of interest: Goth/punk inspired dresses by Kenzie; Finely constructed corsets by Kelli Burnham; Moss jacket/ wearable art designed by Rayne Grace, also known as the kittywitch; and Hand painted garments by Mimi M.The WMPG Fashion Show is a benefit for WMPG Community Radio, a volunteer-driven non-profit community radio station broadcasting 24 hours per day from the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine. WMPG broadcasts an eclectic schedule of programming, which includes music of many genres, local public affairs, and news, all free from corporate influence. Local listeners, businesses and organizations, and benefits events like the Fashion Show provide a large portion of the funding for WMPG. Listen to WMPG
March 2013 : Projection of 3 films on the facade of the Abbey of Pontlevoy during the international Theatre Festival.
Tom Waits (on Jim Wilson): “Wilson, he’s always playing with time. I heard a recording recently of crickets slowed way down. It sounds like a choir, it sounds like angel music. Something sparkling, celestial with full harmony and bass parts – you wouldn’t believe it. It’s like a sweeping chorus of heaven, and it’s just slowed down, they didn’t manipulate the tape at all. So I think when Wilson slows people down, it gives you a chance to watch them moving through space. And there’s something to be said for slowing down the world.”
Source: “Woyzeck to run at Freud Playhouse”. Daily Bruin (USA), by Andrew Lee. December 3, 2002
Find more on the recording on this link: www.democraticunderground.com/10023815586
Borrowing journalistic postures they smash formats with humour or with poetry. Playing with oxymoron and manipulating images, they bend and move points of view reclaiming their subjectivity … What are the strategies of these contemporary artists who in gathering up information melt and remap the world? source : http://www.orevo.com/2011/10/05/vimeo-html5-test/
. The Arctic Light by : TSO Photography
. Theo Jansen : Dutch artist and kinetic sculptor. He builds large works which resemble skeletons of animals that are able to walk using the wind on the beaches of the Netherlands. His animated works are a fusion of art andengineering; in a car company television commercial Jansen says: “The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds.” He strives at equipping his creations with their own intelligence to manage avoiding obstacles, by changing their course when one is detected, such as the sea itself.
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.
. Evolution : Hans Rosling’s 200 countries, 200 years, 4 minutes – The joy of Stats – BBC four
. Edouard Salier – 3D Clip Director
. BDM pour le magazine du bout du monde : http://www.boutsdumonde.com/
The soundtrack I used for this video are :
1- A courtesy of Max Richter (http://www.myspace.com/maxrichtermusic) from the album “Songs from Before”. Songs : Flowers for Yulia & Song.
2- Courtesy of Cody’s version of Damien Rice “Delicate” from Album O
3- Courtesy of Jablkon – BabaAga (http://www.lastfm.fr/music/Jablkoň/Baba+Aga)
4- Courtesy of Stan and Chris on Violin impro.