A beautiful paper-cut animation video by Tamzin Forster for the song 'Luis' by Liz Green.
It's the 2nd of November, Which means it's my 30th birthday. And in Mexico... Dia De Los Muertos, The Day Of The Dead. And as a Day Of The Dead / Birthday treat to you, I'd like to introduce the video for my song Luis.
It was made by the wonderful Tamzin Forster using 7 sheets of white paper, a craft knife and infinite amounts of patience.
If you don't know the story behind Luis, It was inspired by an "And Finally..." story i read in The Metro. I have lost the original clipping but it went something like; "In Mexico a local man, Luis (i forget his surname) has gained notoriety by attending every funeral in his hometown for the past 20 years." It just stuck in my mind. And I felt he deserved more than a couple of sentences. So i wrote him a song.
There's something in it somewhere about the fine line between being morbidly obsessed by death, and being able to celebrate it. But i'm not a scholar. I just write the songs. I hope you like it.
More work by Tamzin Forster : http://www.tamzinforster.co.uk
More about the Dia De Los Muertos : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Dead
Taken from Liz Green's debut album 'O, Devotion!' out now on Play It Again Sam...
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Using and adapting phrases which contain the word 'held' I have created a fragment of a story. The piece aims to explore both the restrictions and freedom that words and language give to us.
One word can have so many different meanings dependent upon the context, the tone used, and the ears that are listening and translating.
In this animation I have dressed the words in the image of my interpretation, changing how they are received once more.