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Daniel Lismore’s Celebration = “Be Yourself; Everyone Else Is Already Taken” and “Theater of Self” Exhibitions.

Daniel Lismore’s Celebration = “Be Yourself; Everyone Else Is Already Taken” and “Theater of Self” Exhibitions            

Daniel Lismore -SCAD

Daniel Lismore -SCAD

This year SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design ) celebrated with two Exhibitions Mr. Daniel Lismore.

In april the Savannah College of Art and Design’s museum celebrating fashion and film, presents “Be Yourself; Everyone Else Is Already Taken” — the first U.S. exhibition featuring the work of artist, stylist and british designer Daniel Lismore.

SCAD joined VisionaireWORLD in celebrating the opening of “Theater of Self,” with an exclusive film created by VisionaireFILM featuring Lismore, directed by Alice Rosati. The film debuted with a private screening at SCADATMIAMI followed by a dinner. More than 4,000 garments and accessories make up the 20 of Lismore’s eccentric ensembles on show. Each outfit is presented on life-size mannequins, which have faces cast from the artist himself.

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Daniel Lismore -SCAD_exhibitions_theater

“These life-size sculptural ensembles, each worn by the artist at one time, are reflections of his multidimensional identity and are a tapestry of his journey to his true self,” said president and founder of SCAD, Paula Wallace.

Lismore, who was named “London’s Most Outrageous Dresser” by Vogue for his imaginative and flamboyant wardrobe, transforms outfits into an expression of eccentric, creative energy. Lismore combines the luxurious and the unusual — everything from charity-shop finds, vintage custom fabrics, feathers, chainmail, discarded theatrical props and more — to express his unique sartorial vision.

I have never heard this name before, but I was impressed when I saw pictures of dresses that seemed costumes for opera, for example Turandot. Then I went to read up on him and I discovered interesting things. Daniel is a well known fashion and party icon in London. Previously being a top model, he shifted into desigining his own pieces and wearing them to parties. We conceptualised a flash website that would have fashion sketches of him sitting on an armchair and various clothing items would drop on to him. This would be the introduction animation before going in to his website.

He created incredible look for brand like H&M, MTV, clubs and magazine.

Daniel Lismore for H&M

Daniel Lismore for H&M

He has an eco-conscious attitude recently saw him chosen by H&M for their Close The Loop campaign, which promotes recycling clothes.

Lismore has collaborated with American rapper Azealia Banks to concept shows and
the artwork of her first album, “Broke with Expensive Taste,” and he was the inspiration behind pop artist Iggy Azalea’s “Glory” EP cover. Additionally, Lismore has been featured in the music videos of Boy George, George Michael and Alexandra Burke, and he has appeared in “Made in Chelsea,” “Britain’s Next Top Model,” “Denmark’s Next Top Model,” “The Kylie Show,” “Styled to Rock” and the upcoming 2016 feature lm “Absolutely Fabulous.”

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Daniel Lismore thai-airways-vogue

Since 2012 Lismore has been the creative director of Sorapol, a luxury womenswear label worn by fashion influencers such as Naomi Campbell, Kylie Minogue, Nicki Minaj, Paloma Faith, Cara Delevingne and Debbie Harry. In recent years he has supported organizations such as Vivienne Westwood’s Climate Revolution, climate change charity Cool Earth and New World International Kenya. Lismore also lends his support to the LGBT community, human rights issues and free speech movements. He lives and works in London.”

 

 


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FIRST KISS or LE BAISIER? a GREAT FAKE: nobody knows that is a copy of a short french film!

FIRST KISS or LE BASIER?: a GREAT FAKE: nobody knows that is a copy of a short french film!

1 The video FIRST KISS by Tatia PIlieva is a bad copy of a short film by French director Pascale Ferran “LE BAISIER” (1990): same black and white, same frame, same atmosphere, same mixing.

Pascale Ferran is a writer and director, known for Lady Chatterlay (2006), Petits arrangements avec le morts  (1994) and L’age de possible (1995).

For the short LE BAISIER (The KISS) she received at the time many international awards.

Multi awarded from critics, the film by the French director photographed the action of pure intimate gesture, spying the slightest variations and capturing the magic, suspended, leaving the basic question: they are real couples or strangers?

Le-Baiser2 A doubt which the video of the Pllieva eluded clearly, all focusing on the surprise generated by the vision of a close encounter between two strangers. In Le BIASIER, instead, the strength is in the ambiguity. For the rest, everything is absolutely like the French short. Plagiarism or coincidence twenty-four years later? Maybe just a source of inspiration. But like all the freebies honest, to be fair, it was enough to declare it.

Once more, we live in sad times where recycling is king. As if we were too stupid to realize.


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The ART OF TITLE : The importance of the Opening Title Sequence in the movie.

The importance of  the Opening Title Sequence in Film. I will return often to talk about this topic on this blog.

elastic-titleI think a well-crafted title sequence can introduce the audience to the mood and theme of the film and filmmaker’s intentions and set up the expectations of those watching. It’s really an ART of Visual Design. Creative Studio work only on that, close to the director.

I also think maybe It’s necessary to demand to the Academy Awars a nominee category for Best Credit Sequence!

Then the main-title sequence or the opening credits of a movie can be considered the most important piece in a film.

Sometimes I’ll show you interesting Opening Title Sequence , today I want to show you the latest HBO’s True Detective – main title Sequence by Antibody and Patrick Clair.

elastic-title2Patrick Clair, else known as Antibody, created the main title sequence for HBO’s critically acclaimed drama series True Detective starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. Working through his LA-based production partners, Elastic, and with compositing support from the talented crew at Breeder, Antibody seized the opportunity to combine striking portrait photography with evocative landscapes. Sex, religion, fire and the petrochemical apocalypse all feature heavily in this rich, symbolic rendering of the Louisiana Gulf Coast. The sequence was designed and directed by Antibody Creative Director Patrick Clair.

“When we were initially briefed, Nic Pizzolatta, the showrunner, and Cary Fukunaga, the director, spoke a lot about how the landscape and setting of the show revealed the characters and reflected their internal struggles. The show is set in Louisiana in the ’90s, with a strong presence of the petrochemical infrastructure and the pollution of the physical landscape. We read scripts for the first three episodes before even considering the visual execution. Story is always the most fundamental part of our design process, so it was great getting a good understanding of the writing before we began to explore visual ideas.”

http://transparentcities.net/hbos-true-detective-main-title-sequence-antibody/

https://vimeo.com/84017154


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UNRWA Photo Exhibition: “The Long Journey”

An exhibition, entitled the Long Journey, has opened in the Old City of Jerusalem, some months ago. This spring will be in Rome.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is proud to unveil the first part of its newly digitized archive, which consists of over half a million negatives, prints, slides, films and videocassettes covering all aspects of the life and history of Palestine refugees from 1948 to the present day.

The audiovisual history of the Palestine refugees has now been made available in the modern media era through the digitization of the United Nations relief and works agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) film and photo archive.

The first group of iconic photographs and films are part of an exhibition, ‘The Long Journey’, which opens on 28 November at the Al-Ma’mal Centre in the Old City of Jerusalem. The archive was inscribed on the UNESCO ‘Memory of the World’ register, which includes collections of outstanding cultural and historical significance.

Describing the exhibition, UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi said: “Collective memory is a vital element of communal identity and this rich archive documents one element of Palestinian identity, the refugee experience. But for us it was an urgent technical matter, as we needed to do something with our rich collection, which was literally decaying. Digitization was the only option for preservation and I am grateful to the Welfare Association, Bank of Palestine, PADICO, Wataniya and PalTel, as well as to the Governments of France and Denmark, for making this possible.”

One of the Agency’s leading early photographers, George Nehmeh, played a large part in the preparation for this ambitious project. In a short documentary made on the digitization, he revisits people and sites he had before his camera in his 40 years with UNRWA. “Through over six decades, in times of war and peace, through hope and despair, UNRWA photographers were there to capture individual emotions and communal dynamics. Each frame is a snapshot of a history that is indelibly part of the Middle East”, Mr. Nehmeh said.

UNRWA is also launching a website, http://archive.unrwa.org/, where the 1,948 images will be available to media, academics, writers and others who wish to study, explore or just have a window into the world of Palestine refugees from 1948 to the present day.

nahrelbaredNahr El-Bared, the first Palestinian refugee camp after 1948 (photo: UNRWA Archive/S. Madver)

 fussballspielenimhusoncampjordanien1977Palestinian children playing football in the Huson Camp,Jordan, 1977 (photo: UNRWA Archive/M. Nasr)

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A school in the Damia refugee camp in eastern Jordan, closed in 1968 (photo: UNRWA Archive)