From Friday 27 to Sunday, May 29, 2011, a huge crowd followed the adventures of the Giants Royal de Luxe in the streets of Nantes...
Royal de Luxe is a French mechanical marionette street theatre company. They were founded in 1979 by Jean Luc Courcoult. Based in Nantes, the company has performed in France, Belgium, England, Germany, Iceland, Chile, Australia and Mexico.
MUSIC from the show : Michel AUGIER/ BALAYEURS DU DESERT
OUM K MEDLEY
Reknown for designs like the Random Light, product designer Bertjan Pot became internationally known for his unique working methods. The starting point for Pot is never an idealistic imagination born concept - To the contrary, the designer is often inspired by reality. In experimenting with new materials or technologies, he discovers original new applications that lead to innovative designs.
When his creativity isn't sufficiently challenged, Pot heads over to his sewing machine to make masks. A project that started as an experiment from which he wanted to find out if he could make a carpet by stitching rope together.
Creating volume while using minimal materials is what often charaterizes the designs of Bertjan Pot.
CREDITS: Commissioning editor: Geert van de Wetering, Producer: Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen, Produced by Submarine, Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix, commissioned by DutchDFA, Research: Liselotte Francken, Director: Katelijne Schrama, Camera: Pierre Rezus, Sound: Jac Vleeshouwers, Editor: Maurik de Ridder, Colorcorrection: Maurik de Ridder,Music Sound Design: Pastelle Music
Solace is a cinematic installation that investigates the mental process and physical activity of seeing. At regular intervals a handcrafted apparatus creates a monumental soap film as a spatial intervention. Through precise lighting the inner movement of the soap film is revealed, showing a turbulent choreography of iridescent color and fluid motion. As gravity slowly gets a hold of the membrane the viewer can be fascinated with the phenomenon, until inevitably the fragile film bursts.