Mats Ek’s Goodbye

As we recover from emotions the New Year stirs up, and while we gather ourselves after seeing Sylvie Guillem’s last «Bolero», we receive the news of two other great artists leaving the stage — Mats Ek and his muse, Ana Laguna. What does it mean for a choreographer to bid farewell to the stage? Most…

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Artists scientists

Trimpin: The Sound of Invention Watch: https://www.artfilms-digital.com/…/trimpin-the-sound-of-inv… or purchase the DVD/subscribe : https://www.artfilms.com.au/item/trimpin-the-sound-of-invention Artfilms streaming service: https://www.artfilms-digital.com/subscribe Trimpin is a sound sculptor, composer, engineer, and inventor. A specialist in interfacing computers with traditional instruments, he has developed ways of playing instruments ranging from giant marimbas to stacks of electric guitars via computer. His work integrates…

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Pierre Soulages – Black Light

“I don’t work with black,” says Pierre Soulages, who, for over 60 years, has injected poetry into radical abstraction with paintings comprised of a single material, black paint. “I work with the light that reflects it.” “When speaking of light, in connection with black, this sounds paradoxical. However, in reality, black is a colour of light.…

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DAVID HOCKNEY – PLEASURES OF THE EYE

One the most original creative talents of our age, David Hockney believes it is his duty as an artist to give pleasure. Filmed at his home in California and at exhibitions of his work in London, Rotterdam and Munich, Hockney gives a thoughtful exposition of several aspects of his work, relating specific examples to both…

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Jonas Mekas: Walden

Poet and hero of the American counter-culture, Jonas Mekas, born in Lithuania in 1922, invented the diary form of film-making. Walden, his first completed diary film, an epic portrait of the New York avant-garde art scene of the ’60s, is also a groundbreaking work of personal cinema.

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DAVID HOCKNEY – JOINER PHOTOGRAPHS

“In the early 1980’s, English painter David Hockney began creating intricate photo collages that he called “joiners”. His earlier collages consisted of grid-like compositions made up of polaroid photographs. He then switched to photo lab-processed 35mm photographs and created collages that took on a shape of their own, creating abstract representations of the scenes he…

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!WOMEN ART REVOLUTION

An entertaining and revelatory “secret history” of Feminist Art, Lynn Hershman Leeson’s !Women Art Revolution deftly illuminates this under-explored movement through conversations, observations, archival footage and works of visionary artists, historians, curators and critics.

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ROBOTIC ARTS

The Robotic Art exhibition of Paris in 2014 looked at transformations made possible by the use of technologies developed for the most part since the mid-twentieth century, particularly electronics, computing, bionics, and robotics.

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THE TWO JOURNEYS OF JACQUES LECOQ

These two 45-minute documentaries chronicle the teaching methods of Jacques Lecoq with students at his Ecole Internationale de Theatre de Paris. Part one deals with the role of the body and movement. Part two illustrates Lecoq’s use of play in his creative dance process. Also interviewed are many, now well-known, former pupils.

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MAX HERMAN MAXY AND THE ROMANIAN AVANT-GARDE

Max Herman Maxy played a tremendous role in the history of modern painting in Romania.  His body of work spans a large part of the twentieth century.

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THE UNIVERSE OF KEITH HARING

Everybody knows his drawings and his stylized silhouettes, yet few people know his name. The most successful pop/graffiti artist of the 80s is still all around us – in hospitals, churches, casinos, gardens, walls, galleries, posters, tee-shirts – and in our memories. As a social phenomenon who revolutionized contemporary art over a single decade, Haring…

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I REMEMBER BETTER WHEN I PAINT

Initiatives that get people with Alzheimer’s involved in art and creative workshops are producing remarkably positive results. Dozens of day care centers, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities are using drawing, painting and museum visits as effective therapies, making it possible to improve the quality of life and restore a dialogue between caregivers and families. Scientists…

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TONY CURTIS: DRIVEN TO STARDOM

Trapeze,” “Spartacus,” “Sweet Smell of Success,” “The Boston Strangler,” “Some Like It Hot.” Tony Curtis, the man who influenced Elvis Presley and James Dean, was one of the very first teen idols and one of the last real movie stars. From his difficult upbringing in the Bronx, where he was born Bernie Schwartz, to his…

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PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY

American documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee finds himself in frequent conflict with his son, who is no longer the delightful child the father loved, but an argumentative young adult who inhabits virtual worlds available through the internet. To the father, the son seems to be addicted to and permanently distracted by those worlds. The filmmaker undertakes…

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ART/LIFE: THE FUTURISM REVOLUTION

“Art/Life: The Futurism Revolution” is the first Futurist documentary on Futurism. Reenactments, international scholars and critics, hitherto unpublished archive images and works of art. A graphic opera, with new subjective and emotional viewpoint. Filippo Tommaso Marinetti tells the story in the first person about the birth and evolution of the Futurist Movement and its visionary impact on…

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