SHOT ON PHOTOBOOTH LIVE REHEARSAL OF SHORT MONOLOGUE
from 'the girl with the horse in her hair' part 1 FaIrYtAiL PuNK
surreality bedtime stories for sleepless adults
written and performed by The Countess Alex Zapak
bank of imaginations theatre
Not Waving But Drowning by The Countess a.k.a Alex Zapak live at the London Print Studio.
Live Footage Filmed by FilmLikeBoffs a.k.a Axelle Courlander
Not Waving But Drowning Film was written directed by countess alex zapak from stage show' fairytail punk'. It is a post modernist technique using photos and montage and interlayed photos by countess alex zapak , anton perich, daniel murtagh ,peter beard , and animation , song by countess alex zapak and phil painson, brian jackson on keys performed by the countess.
part 1 THE GIRL WITH THE HORSE IN HER HAIR
a movie by Countess Alex Zapak
a review by Anthony Haden Guest
It’s only when you encounter something so startling in its sheer newness – of voice, of vision, of whatever – that you realize (glumly) how accustomed one has become to the recycled, the derivative, the ho-hum, the academic masquerading as the avant garde. Well, you experience such a startling newness in the full-throttle work of Alex Zapak.
Zapak, aka the Countess, is an epic artist and an epic performer and storyteller who creates a pictorial and sonic landscape of memory,myth and desire and she can zigzag smoothly from searing heartbreak through sardonic commentary to volcanic self-mocking humour. Her mastery of such means as laptop photography and digital collage is so pitch-perfect that we simultaneously inhabit a place as old as time and grief and as super-real as a dream. Oh, yes. Those songs! Zapak writes and sings like a soul possessed ,so fasten your seat-belts and prepare for a delectably, bumpy ride.
LO -FI EPIC CREATED DESPITE ZERO BUDGET ,
WRITTEN , DIRECTED , PERFORMED PHOTOGRAPHED ,DRAWN, PAINTED, ART-DIRECTED, STYLED, ANIMATED ,EDITED PRODUCED ,COMPOSED AND SUNG BY COUNTESS ALEX ZAPAK. SHOT USING LAPTOP APPLE MAC PHOTO BOOTH APPLICATION AND CELLPHONE CAMERA.. PLUS CONTRIBUTIONS FROM FREDERICO FELLINI JON HOUSTON , STARRING JIM MORRISON AS A JESUS , MARILYN MONROe, AND BRIGITTE BARDOT AS THE FAIRY PRINCESSES IN THE' TOXIC BEDTIME STORY THAT NEVER SLEEPS ( THE MEDIA)' AND INTRODUCING THE RADIANT ANGELIC AVA MILLER AS CHILDHOOD ,
AND A HORSE AS,.. ER ..UM ... GOD