Voyage In Caves…

While filming a documentary “The Sens of Knowledge” in the Bourré Caves, Esprit Voyageur goes on a walkabout and looses himself in a real and yet totally abstract univers : 80 miles of underground caves.
Reality and Fiction are mixed together in a long improvised sequence shot. The Voyageur is looking for a direction. During this voyage, he discovers a lost underground city sculpted in stones and a demon of knowledge during a ceremony… The personages appear without logic nor perspectives, by surprise… A metaphor for the reality of our existences and a to all the roads leading to nowhere that we all walk on.

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/16024631[/vimeo]

“Le Petit Oignon” – Dostoyevski

Selected scenes from the Fyodor Dostoyevsky master piece, “The Karamasov Brothers”, Frédéric Constant, a French Director,  adapted this original theatre piece where  Catherine Pietri is purely and simply extraordinaire !

Morceaux choisis….

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/16559820[/vimeo]

Le Clos de la Meslerie, Un Vin d’excellence…

 
Peter Hahn is a Wine maker from the Loire Valley.
His wine is probably one of the finest nectar of the region  “Le Clos de la Meslerie“.
His secret is simple, he does everything by himself.
By hand. No industrial process whatsoever in the making of his wine.
He carefully selects each grape,
And as you can witness in this short clip, he uses only traditional tools of winemakers including the old wood press and barrels.
His wine has the fine taste of perfection.

A successful project by all means.

Every Year is an exceptional one for this small 4 hectars production that is already winning prices all over the world.
A well kept secret…

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/22114415[/vimeo]

Memory-Lane.Tv – The first Multi-sensory Intervention and a plot-free positive tv for people living with dementia and their caregivers

Integrative and Mind Body medicine are two fascinating fields in constant development. here is what’s going on in the world of Alzheimer’s and Dementia…Fascinating.

Screen Shot 2016-05-14 at 16.21.13Memory-Lane.Tv is a personalized multi-sensory on-demand video platform helping dementia patients and caregivers through the combination of several therapies : guided imagery, music and auditory integration, chronobiology, olfactory stimulation.


An expanding library of therapeutic and interactive sessions, stimulating the cognitive functions and the episodic memory of the viewers through customized specific multi-sensory content. Our programs are accessible as sessions at different time of the day, offering an innovative soothing stimulation and a respite.


Memory-Lane.Tv is an alternative to medication to deal with anxiety, stress and sundowning syndrome.

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More information : www.Memory-Lane.tv

Impression

 

Old Time Music, Sweet Chariot Music and Art Festival

In this short clip, meet Andy Woolf leading on Fiddle, The  virtuoso Sam Amidon, The Pirate Bob Lucas on Banjo, Story Teller Frederick Park after he dropped his wash board leading a dance with Georgia Rose Armstrong Park, Chloe Manor and Susannah Armstrong Park, Reuel Parker on mandoline, Nick Appolonio on guitar along with Will brown, Beth Molaro clogging, Dean Stevens on the guitar, and the sweet chariot music Festival crew…

https://www.sweetchariotmusicfestival.com/ 

“Voyageur 1608” – 200 years of French presence in N. America

From the glacial Winds of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, all the way to the Golf of Mexico, from Terre Neuve to the Louisiana, « Voyageur » finds his Franco American roots and travels in time. A docu-fiction filmed as an historical documentary, mixing past and present in a new narrative form, this 10,000 miles road movie, searches for a path in the past on the traces of the Nouvelle France in Northern America.

The character, a historian journalist dressed as a voyageur from the 17th century, becomes a “coureur des bois”, and retraces the steps of a 200 years odysey during his journey; he tells us the most extraordinary untold story about the French Presence in Northern America by walking the land.

Music, Strong characters and beautiful sceneries, 52 minutes of pure historical entertainment by talented film director Jean Dulon.

[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/83769245[/vimeo]
[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/83770407[/vimeo]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5mWBrwn1MQ&feature=related[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5KyLb7DmQE[/youtube]

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Jean Dulon is a fascinating character, a grand Journalist and a talented film director.
In this journey, he cruises Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Quebec, searching for the traces of French cultures in these regions of Canada, on the footsteps of his previous film, “la Voie de la prairie” (The voice of the Meadow”), a  documentary about the disappearing  French language of these region of Canada, earlier known as the “meadow”, here it is :

Courtesy of Jean Dulon, Jimmy Leipold.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSuDP5M6ILQ[/youtube]

“The Blue walk of Portland, a Film and Art walkabout”- Portland, Maine 2014

A Blue trail walk in Portland, Maine,

through Art and light installations and

Vine projections on 15 buildings of the town.

Various sources :

http://www.cultcut.com/

A selection of 100 cultscenes to project on 3 walls of the city

Source :

http://www.youtube.com/user/DamfiknowsQuotes

Usine the Vine network :

Create an online Web Video internet.

Vine is a mobile service that lets you create and share short looping videos.
Videos you post on Vine appear on your profile and are shared with your followers.
You can also share them instantly to Facebook or Twitter.

We would project Vines in different categories on different walls, and one wall would be dedicated to Portland Vines, people could post them instantly and see them live !

Example of Vines :

https://vine.co/v/hTWQQZnX0D6

https://vine.co/v/hXFQqdFzMPW


https://vine.co/v/b3Y5rPUgvj3

https://vimeo.com/70922249

To be continued…

 

 

CINEMANTIK – ARCHIVES FILMS

Cinemantik.com

Cinemantik.com (or www.archivesfilms.com)  is a Multimedia Film Archive web site that we launched in 2013.

Fascinated by old footage, we are collecting films from around the world, and making it available to the WWW.

As a multimedia producer organ, we help multimedia project through an international network of film directors, photographs, producers that we are happy to share.

The archival film bank is available for any use for artistic pieces/projects or nationally, european or internationally broadcasted documentaries and programming.

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“Artistime.fr”- Living Tableaux

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/19129796[/vimeo]

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March 2013 : Projection of 3 films on the facade of the Abbey of Pontlevoy during the international Theatre Festival.

 ”The Artistime exhibition provides a means to travel in time and space, mentally and philosophically.” Nils Aziosmanoff – Director of the Cube, Interactive Digital exhibition space, Paris.

Artisitime is an Art exhibition revolving around the notion of time,  a collection of 100 films, lasting from 3 minutes to sometimes several hours, an invitation to reflect on the forever changing aspect of our environment and lives. Contrary to ordinary programming the films do not provide a storyline,  the viewer is entranced by nature’s simple rhythm in time, an acquiescence to a peaceful place.

Through Guided imagery and accompanied by ambient sounds of nature, original musical compositions, or pure silence, spectators are enticed to dream and reflect on their own thoughts. The complete films, an expression of dynamic art, are an invitation to relax, to reflect, and discover contemporary living tableaux.

Projecting images improves the aesthetic environment, encourages time travel, reduces anxiety levels and…entertains. Considered as “windows of tranquility”, a respite from today’s stressful society and much more, since the content and scope is vast and versatile. The projected images can shape and inspire very diverses environments ie; provide large scale works of Art, build or forge an identity and occupy a myriad of spaces, private or public; ie: Galeries, Cultural Centers, Hospitals, Airports, Stages, Restaurants, Offices, Homes…. Dreamscenes can also contribute to the healing process; ie: hospitals, doctor’s offices, laboratories, as they create an environment conducive to relaxation and provides a positive distraction and a perspective on the world.

The complete movies are original works of Art produced in limited series. IMG_0574 IMG_05843

“The interaction between Images and sounds is one of the fascinating experience of this exhibition. An artistic important dimension. We were astounded to see the impact of the films on the visitors of the museum over time. People would come back several times, bring their families, and would stand sometimes more than 10 minutes in front of a sunrise, or one of Alban’s trasnformed dreamscene. “ Jean Paul Caley – Curator of the Museum of Vendome, France.

Peruse the web site of the exhibition : www.artistime.fr

 

Web Links !

Perusing the web is the last thing you should do…Go take a walk…But if you have to, you can check some of these links..

Jim Wilson | God’s Chorus of Crickets | crickets audio recording slowed way down

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

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/22439234[/vimeo]

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/24456787[/vimeo]

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.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSKyHmjyrkA[/youtube]

. Women…. :

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

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbkSRLYSojo[/youtube]

 

. Rutt-Etra-Izer: l’art vidéo en application web

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/23619204[/vimeo]

 

. Battleship Island – Japan’s Rotting Metropolis


. Edouard Salier – 3D Clip Director

He Took a Polaroid Every Day, Until the Day He Died

. BDM pour le magazine du bout du monde : http://www.boutsdumonde.com/

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. http://www.europeana.eu/portal/