jeudi, octobre 29, 2009

Philippe Lalanne, "Never Forget"

samedi, octobre 24, 2009


In two weeks we will fly to Cork, Ireland, where I will represent Prelude au sommeil at the Corona Film Festival. It will be screened 8th november at 6:30. It was already screened in Ireland in the last september, at the Oscillations Festival. I'm thrilled to go there with Florence and we will probably see a lot of movies. I also want to make a short trip to the Kilnary Park and the southern coast.

These days were very busy writing new scripts, making music and poetry. How is it possible to work on 3 arts in the same time? Actually it's not in the same time. I can spend 3 weeks writing, or even more, without making music at all. Then going back to music for some time. Poetry is always possible, because I'm a short poem poet. For instance, from yesterday evening to today, I wrote 12 new poems.

Now, I write scripts and want to shoot films. It is a passion and also the way I can make money. Since my short film called the Prepared piano had been rejected 4 times, and due to some reactions, it makes sense for me to turn it into a feature film. There can't be any feature film without shorts before. I wrote a short called Dictaphone, based on a poem: a house wife is having an illumination and she has to kill her husband for preserving it.

About Toog: I have to imagine a concert which is interesting for me. It's not exciting to press play and sing along my own recorded music. The Goto album is mixed, and I can say that I'm proud of it; it is my little and personal Pet sounds. The contributions of David Fenech and John Talaga did work very well. Maybe my old friend Digiki, if he's having time, will imagine an other production for Goto. Not a remix but a re-production, as he says. There could be 2 versions, the original one and the re-production. Then I could use the re-production for possible live shows; that sounds more exciting.

samedi, octobre 17, 2009

buffalo hunt 5


buffalo hunt

hunting buffalos

It's not that easy to hunt buffalos in national parks, where the 4X4 trucks and guns are forbidden. And not easy at all to paint the buffalo hunt, because everything's happening so fast, you have to draw very quickly, the fastest you can. Most of these paintings have been made within a few seconds, and it's a real exploit. Buffalos are very shy and don't want to be painted, this is why they run so fast. On the images below, you see what happens at those places sadly named buffalo jumps, when the buffalos are committing collective suicides to escape the power of image, thanks to the painter's decoy wearing buffalo fur. But even there, they can't get away from the painter's eye.

buffalo jump




jeudi, octobre 15, 2009




Ugo Rondinone, Jardin des Tuileries.

mercredi, octobre 14, 2009


It's time for Cagesan the bird to find a new life. We are working on a cartoon with the great Florian Perret, who lives and works in NYC. Here is the first image of the storyboard, a drawing by Florence.

mardi, octobre 13, 2009


Why did I speak to him in the street? First, because I wanted to ask him if he would like to have a café with Momus, when he will be back in Paris for his show. He gave me his phone number... in London. But he lives in the 9th arrondissement with his wife and child. And truly, I wanted to speak to someone in english and he is a genuine englishman.

dimanche, octobre 11, 2009




The old woman spent two months in these Champagne caves under Pfastatt near Mulhouse, in november and december 1944, while the war was about to end and the bombs falling like rain. A very wet air, the same as 65 years ago, and only 12°C. A man, very upset to be trapped in these tunnels, swearing all the time in the Alsatian dialect: "Got fer danmi" (May God damn me). A little girl, she was learning how to speak, which also meant how to pray, in 1944. She replaced the Chapelet prayers by the swearwords she heard all day, which became prayers in her innocent mouth.


mardi, octobre 06, 2009


L'abbaye de Thierenbach in Alsace is dedicated to the Vierge Marie. The walls of the church are covered with 300 original ex votos. Here are some of my favorite ones. It's good to discover new spots when coming back to a region where I spent 20 years in headphones.