◊ Romy Schneider ◊ L’enfer.

In 1964 koos Henri-Georges Clouzot Romy Schneider, toen 26 jaar, en Serge Reggiani, 42, als de sterren van L’enfer. Het raadselachtige en oorspronkelijke project, een onbegrensd budget, een film als een “gebeurtenis” film. Maar na drie weken van het filmen van de drama werd het project onderbroken en de beelden die zeiden: “ongelooflijk” zullen nooit openbaar worden gemaakt.

Deze beelden, vergeten gedurende een halve eeuw, zijn gevonden en zijn meer adembenemend dan de legende voorspelde. Ze vertellen een enkele film, waanzin en jaloezie gefilmd in een subjectieve camera, het verhaal van een vervloekte film en die van Henri-Georges Clouzot had de vrije loop te zijn genie als filmmaker.

Romy nog nooit zo mooi en hypnotiserend geweest. Nooit is een auteur zo dichtbij een fusie met de held geweest.

Serge Bromberg en Ruxandra Medrea slagen hier “herschikking” van het ontbrekende werk, het creëren van een nieuwe film die het verhaal van deze mooie schipbreuk vertelt en zo kan het project uiteindelijk bestaan.

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◊ Ana Coto.

Ana Coto is a 22 year old Cuban-American artist based in Los Angeles. Working under the premise that energy is corresponded to color psychology and that, colors are associated with feelings and some are said to influence our mood. Her latest photographic project ‘Spilt Milk’ meant simply to create a visual representation of the above, during which each splash is different than the one before. Maybe Ana was trying to find something special among every-day environments. In any way, what we do know is that her photos have brought color to the ordinary and her work was captured flawlessly with the skill of someone who truly understands her craft.

 

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◊ Delaney Allen

This self portrait series by Delaney Allen make an unusual not very traditional approach to portraits. Delaney never reveals his face, camouflages with different fabrics, hiding behind bubble gum or banana and blurred pictures which make us curious to reveal what is hidden behind.

Delaney started taking these photographs in 2011, some of the shots are very thoughtful, nicely prepared in color and composition, others are just randomly made on the spot. He was fascinated by how they can relate at once to both pattern and design and become almost a sculptural element. Normally we like to identify ourselves with others, creating our self-conciousness. As Delaney says ‘We tend to identify ourselves through others- I am her son, their friend, his girlfriend. But how do we find ourselves when we are alone?’ Reveailing through concealing. Confusion and Loneliness. He took the identity from the photograph but still, his photographs seem immanently personal.

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◊ Pierre Debusschere ‘Holy Flowers’

“The inspiration starting point [for the shoot] was Raf Simons’ last Jil Sander show and the amazing flower installation that Mark Colle designed for it, so it was really important for Robbie and I to have Mark with us on this project. We also took the inspiration further by developing the idea of the femininity in flowers. For sure there is some romantic aspect, but flowers can also be sensual, seductive, empowering, heady, but poisonous too…

I was very happy with Zuzanna as she was the perfect model to give us a wide range of poses and expressions in relation to the styling and the flowers. I wanted the music to reflective too of the variety of character a flower can have, you have the lyrics that show you the softer side (voice Oriane Leclercq) and the music which for me is as seductive as a dark orchid.

I want to thank also the whole team as they all did an amazing job! And for staying positive throughout this very intense shoot!” – Pierre Debusschere

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◊ Lernert Engelberts & Sander Plug ◊

#1 Kunstenaarsduo Lernert Engelberts & Sander Plug maakte in een negen uur durende shoot de film Natural Beauty, waarin zij in een dag 365 lagen make-up op model Hannelore Knutsaanbrachten. 

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Make-up artiest Ferry van der Nat en zijn assistente Vanessa Chan smeerden uiteindelijk zeven flesjes foundation, twee doosjes blush, drie volledige lipsticks en twee potjes oogschaduw op het gezicht van een haast onherkenbare Knuts.
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Roni Horn

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Surrounded by and submerged within a rich white background, [this series] is the portrait of a clown’s psychology. The powdered face of [a] genderless clown, with its gaping red mouth and bulbous nose, contorts for our amusement or disquiet like a child in front of a mirror or a stage performer warming up… Each photograph captures the clown’s countenance with long exposures turning a distinct subject into a blurry composite of expressions. Like a Bruce Nauman video, there is a kind of jest, a playful sense of the absurd in these photographs, behind which lurks a darker and more disturbing concern for the authenticity of character.

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#2 ‘You are the Weather’

Hauser & Wirth is delighted to present Roni Horn’s first London exhibition since her major survey ‘Roni Horn aka Roni Horn’ at Tate Modern in 2009. The exhibition features important new sculpture, photography and works on paper. Through these media, Horn cultivates a complex relationship between identity, location and the viewer’s perception

Horn has made a new sculpture for the north gallery. Consisting of a group of ten ethereal yet weighty pieces, this work is the first of Horn’s multi-part sculptures to be shown in the UK.

In the south gallery, Horn has created part two of a key work in her oeuvre: ‘You are the Weather’ (1994 – 1996). The new work, ‘You are the Weather, Part 2’, follows the same form as ‘You are the Weather’ and features the same model, 15 years later. The work consists of 100 photographs of a woman, situated in the hot springs and pools in Iceland. In each image, the woman’s facial expressions change with the changes in the weather conditions around her. As described by Horn in regards to ‘You are the Weather’, ‘The way this work is shot and installed, the viewer is voyeurised by the view. You are surrounded by a woman who is staring at you’.

In connection with ‘You are the Weather, Part 2’, Horn will publish ‘Haraldsdóttir, Part Two’. This publication is the 10th volume of ‘To Place’ – an ongoing series of artist’s books. It is related to ‘Haraldsdóttir’, which was first published in 1996, and presents in the work all the photographs from ‘You Are the Weather, Part 2’.

Also in the south gallery, Horn has made new large-scale pigment drawings. In each drawing, Horn begins with two or more drawings of similar forms, or ‘plates’. She then cuts them apart and reassembles them repeatedly. Small markings – words and numbers – track the work’s progression built up with the recomposing of the image.
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