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Eliane Radigue - A Woman Next to the Arp synthesizer

photo © 2012 Henry Roy Eliane Radigue is a French electronic music composer (born 1932). She studied electroacoustic music techniques at the Studio d’essai at the RTF and was an assistant to Pierre Henry, a pioneer of the musique concrète genre of electronic music. After her marriage she was raising her children and has stopped composing for almost 10 years. However Radigue was deepening classical music studies and instrumental practice on the harp and piano at the same time. In … More

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Mary Wigman's Witch Dance

Mary Wigman (born Marie Wiegmann, 13 November 1886 – 18 September 1973) was a German dancer, choreographer, notable as the pioneer of expressionist dance, dance therapy, and movement training without pointe shoes. She is considered one of the most important figures in the history of European dance. She became one of the most iconic figures of Weimar German culture and her work was hailed for bringing the deepest of existential experiences to the stage. Her dances were often accompanied by … More

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Solipsist - Psychedelic Fantasy

Solipsist is a three part psychedelic fantasy short film directed by Andrew Huang who lives in Los Angeles, USA. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Fine Arts and started his career with dark sci-fi short film “Doll face” which got attention from numerous international festivals, galleries and such names as J.J. Abrams and William Morris Endeavor agency. Huang’s works were featured at Cannes Emergining Filmmaker Showcase, SIGGRAPH’s Electronic Theater, the Annecy International Film Festival, … More

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“L'avventura” & “Professione: reporter” by Michelangelo Antonioni

Michelangelo Antonioni was an Italian modernist film director, screenwriter, editor and short story writer. In 1994 he was given the Honorary Academy Award “in recognition of his place as one of the cinema’s master visual stylists.” Virginia W. Wexman has described Antonioni’s perspective on the world as „post religious Marxist and existentialist intellectual“. In a speech at Cannes about L’Avventura, Antonioni himself has said that in the modern age of reason and science, mankind still lives by “a rigid and … More

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Memorable Prison Break Films

Jacques Becker (1906 –1960) was a French screenwriter and film director. He died few weeks after shooting his last famous film The Hole (French: Le Trou). This film is based on José Giovanni’s 1957 book of the same name which tells the true story of five prison inmates in La Santé Prison in France in 1947. The Hole is exceptional for containing non-actors in the main roles including one man Jean Keraudy who was actually involved in the 1947 escape … More

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"Army of Shadows" by Jean-Pierre Melville

The film “Army of Shadows” (French: L’armée des ombres) is a 1969 French film, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville (October 20, 1917 – August 2, 1973). Melville is famous for being the first French director to use real locations regularly. His independence and “reporting” style of film-making had a major influence on the French New Wave film movement. Jean-Luc Godard himself used him as a minor character in his seminal New Wave film “Breathless”. Moreover, when Godard was having difficulties editing … More