We have taken our short film project METHOD to the next level! We are exploring our characters’ complexities by translating their story to a comic strip and Graphic Novel Series, compiled of 8 Volumes each. Eva is highly emotional. A deeply hidden secret dictates her actions and shapes her personality day by day. An element of darkness in between a mixture of joy and sadness dreams and reality reveals a shocking parallel side in her current life in Vol. I. Download METHOD VOL.I Comic Strip and “Eva’s Secret” short story.
“Nature itself is art and is the most beautiful thing you can create.” Moki Mioke
German / Japanese artist Moki Mioke works with various styles and techniques: Surreal paintings, comics, animation, and performance figures. Her acrylic paintings are inspired by Japanese anime of Hayao Miyazaki, as well as beautiful landscapes. Moki Mioke believes that nature itself is one of the most beautiful artistic creations we have.
The fancy of the painter are a feast that serves the five senses. The characters in her paintings blend with nature as if becoming an intrinsic part of it, her art satisfies our basic instinct in the deep desire to be ‘one’ with our planet. In the world of Moki, nature surpasses human beings, but with kindness and affection. Thus the artist distorts reality with a touch of mystic.
MOKi MIOKE’s Art
“La naturaleza en si es arte y es lo más hermoso que se puede crear.” Moki Mioke
La artista alemana / japonesa Moki Mioke trabaja con varios estilos y técnicas: pinturas surrealista, comics, animación y performance. Sus pinturas acrílicas se inspiran en el anime japonés de Hayao Miyazaki, así como en hermosos paisajes naturales. Las fantasías de la pintora son un festín que sirve a los cinco sentidos. Los personajes en sus cuadros se mezclan con la naturaleza como si convertirse en una parte intrínseca de la misma, su arte satisface nuestro instinto básico en el deseo profundo de ser ‘uno’ con nuestro planeta. En el mundo de Moki, la naturaleza sobre pasa al ser humano, pero con dulzura y cariño. De este modo la artista distorsiona la realidad, con un su toque de místico. Cuando el arte afecta a la realidad se crea una nueva realidad.
“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective”. – Irving Penn
Erwin Olaf Born was born in 1959 in Hilversum the Netherlands. Olaf’s visually sophisticated and conceptually provocative style is enduring and unique. His art investigates and exposes that which is hidden; it lets the subconscious mind examine elements in society, which are frequently dismissed. He eloquently reveals aspects in life that are overlooked. His highly aesthetic imagery delivers dramatic visual and emotional impact. Erwin Olaf’s scenography design is impeccable in all his compositions. Hi style, passionate and mysterious, conceives immaculate scenarios. His photography work captures the essence of contemporary life. Olaf emerged in the international art scene in 1988 when his series “Chessmen” was awarded the first prize in the Young European Photographer competition. In his previous work he focused on the subject of social exclusion; Olaf was deliberately disturbing with the intention of raising awareness. He was dedicated to exploring issues of class, race, sexual taste, beliefs, habits and grace.
Erwin Olaf: Berlin
” Una buena fotografía es la que comunica un hecho, toca el corazón y deja al espectador una persona cambiada por tan solo haberla observado. Es, en una palabra, eficaz ” . – Irving Penn”
Erwin Olaf nació en 1959 en Holanda, vive en Ámsterdam. El estilo sofisticado y conceptualmente provocador de Olaf es perdurable y único. Su arte investiga y expone aquello que está oculto; permite que nuestro subconsciente examine los elementos en nuestra sociedad que con frecuencia se descartan o se rechazan. Olaf, elocuentemente revela aspectos de la vida que se pasan por alto como si no existieran. Sus imágenes, de alta estética, ofrecen un impacto visual y emocional dramático. Su diseño de imaginería es llamativo e impecable en todas sus composiciones. Olaf, sin duda, con pasión y un aire de misterio concibe escenarios inmaculados . Su fotografía captura la esencia de la vida contemporánea. Olaf emergió en la escena artística internacional en 1988, cuando fue galardonado por su serie de “Piezas de Ajedrez “ con el primer premio del concurso “Joven fotógrafo Europeo”. En su trabajo anterior se centró en el tema de la exclusión social; sus imágenes son deliberadamente perturbadoras con la intención sensibilizar a su audiencia. Olaf dedica a explorar los temas de clase social , raza, inclinación sexual , creencias religiosas, hábitos y gracia.
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the “play-it-safe”, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. – Cecil Beaton. Experimentation is the key component to innovation. The visual artist, Dina Lynnyk, based in Kiev, Ukranine, used different elements from designer collections to created this inspiring graphic collages. Dina finds hidden beauty in the expression of complex moods with her fashionable and striking portraits. In her vimeo teaser videos we further appreciate her polifacetic artistic range.
What’s your inspiration?
Old movies of Kronenberg, Bergman, Lynch and many other cool artists of cinematography serve as a great source of inspiration for me. When I’ve found out that daughter of Kronenberg made a shooting with model Lili Mcmenamy wearing one of my dresses from SS14 collection of It’s me brand for Vogue Ukraine I had this amazing feeling of happiness like I’m a kid again!
What do you want to express with your art?
Sometimes I feel like making my collages is a chance to have a conversation with myself. I’m looking for a beauty in ugly things, I’m trying to solve my physiological problems creating art pieces. It’s just happy and funny coincidence that people enjoy observing my psychotherapy process.
What’s your favourite art piece and why?
It’s hard to pick just one piece. I really love a collection devoted to Raf Simons. While creating it I was thinking about Raf Simons, his aesthetics, his attitude to the world. I’d really like him to see them and make a nice notice or give an evaluation – that would give me a bunch of energy!
What is your biggest ambition?
I want to be appreciated by honored and valuable for me personally character from the art and fashion world.
How did the portrait collages idea came about?
Oh, it was absolutely spontaneous! I was playing with pictures in photoshop and I decided to recreate their owners identity by replacing parts of faces from other people.
“Sea atrevida, diferente, poco práctica, ser cualquier cosa que afirme la integridad de propósito y la visión imaginativa contra los ‘voy a lo seguro’, las criaturas de los lugares comunes, los esclavos de lo ordinario”. – Cecil Beaton. La experimentación es el componente clave de la innovación. La artista visual Dina Lynnyk, de Kiev, Ucrania utiliza diferentes elementos de las colecciones de moda para crear estos inspiradores collages gráficos. Dina encuentra la belleza escondida en la expresión de complejos estados de ánimo en sus retratos. En sus videos de vimeo apreciamos aún más su amplia y polifacética gama artística.
Entrevista:¿Cuál es tu inspiración?Las películas antiguas de Kronenberg , Bergman , Lynch y muchos otros artistas de la cinematografía me sirven de gran inspiración . Cuando me he entere de que cuenta de que la hija de Kronenberg hizo un rodaje con la modelo Lili McMenam y llevaba uno de mis vestidos de la colección SS14 de la marca ” Soy Yo” para Vogue Ucrania tuve una increíble sensación de felicidad como si yo fuera una niña otra vez !¿Qué es lo que quieres expresar con tu arte?A veces me siento como hacer mis collages es la oportunidad de tener una conversación conmigo mismo. Estoy buscando la belleza en cosas feas , estoy tratando de solucionar mis problemas fisiológicos creando estas obras de arte. Es una feliz coincidencia feliz y muy divertido que la gente disfrute observando mi proceso psicoterapia.¿Cuál es su obra de arte favorita y por qué ?Es difícil elegir una sola pieza. Me encanta una colección dedicada a Raf Simons . Cuando la cree estaba pensando en Raf Simons , su estética , su actitud hacia el mundo. Realmente me gustaría que la viera y que hiciera algún comentario o me diese una evaluación – me proporcionaría un montón de energía!¿Cuál es tu mayor ambición?Quiero ser apreciada, y valiosa para mí personalmente y como un personaje del mundo del arte y la moda.¿Cómo surgió la idea collages retrato?Oh , fue absolutamente espontáneo ! Estaba jugando con fotos en photoshop y me decidí a volver a crear la identidad de los propietarios reemplazando partes de sus caras.
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This beautiful, fun, inspiring and super artful 12 minutes Movie shows the awesome creativity of 8 and 7 year old Davide and Gabriel. They are the creators of all digital art, all the handprints, and the animation sequences. They also took all the still photos and 90% of the video footage.
They employed different methods to create their art in a joyful and fun experience.They continue to create amazing art all the time. Here, in this movie you get to see their favorite pieces and to listen to the great stories behind each picture.
Director Biography and Filmography
Davide Dallago was born in the Canary Islands in 2004, his father Francesco Dallago is a Hair stylist and his mother Sylvia Love Johnson a Writer, Actress, Producer and Filmmaker.
Davide has over the past year taken a great liking to film making, he has directed and shot several short vidios. He also enjoins photography and has a great eye for detail and light.
Davide is as young and 9 years old, although he was 8 when he directed and acted in Art’s Eyes.
The Producer of the film Sylvia Love Johnson, had the idea of creating an art video about the children’s art, she then handed her professional filming camera to Davide, employing him for the job. Davide set off choosing the stills to be taken, creating the settings in which the art pieces will be staged and producing additional art pieces for the film. His brother Gabriel and himself decided upon the stories they were to tell about their art.
Davide has always loved art and all related subject he has one more credit as an actor in a short film made in 2011 “The Explorers” He attended a private academy of Dramatic arts for 2 years from the age of 5. He is currently working on his third piece together with his brother, a short film titled “The Boys from the Forgotten Paradise” in which they will both star.
“The Boys From the Forgotten Paradise” 2014 A Drama Short Actor
“Art’s Eyes” 2013 Experimental Short Actor/ Director /Artists
“The Explorers” 2011 Action/Adventure Short Actor
Davide’s brother Director Gabriel is 7 years old he was born in the Canary Island in 2005. Gabriel is an intrinsic creative child, always finding new ways of producing new master pieces with any material he finds at home. He is always sharing his dreams and has decided he wants to be an actor and an inventor. He often speaks of the plans he has for his future creations. He is a natural inventing characters and telling stories that, both, make laugh and warm our hearts. His first film credit includes “The Explorers” and adventure short film. He is one of the creators of Art’s Eyes. He will soon star in the Drama Short Film “The Boys from the Forgotten Paradise” alongside his brother Davide.
“The Boys From the Forgotten Paradise” 2014 A Drama Short Actor
“Art’s Eyes” 2013 Experimental Short Actor/ Director /Artists
“The Explorers” 2011 Action/Adventure Short Actor
Art’s Eyes an Experimental Idea
My children create constantly. Art is the way they play and the way they explore life, the way they test their abilities their findings. They way the discover what they are capable of making. But most of all my children are story tellers and they use everything they find through the day to tell a story; it could be a funny thought, and image, a toilet roll.
Story telling is the way they play, inventing is part of their daily routine, it is the natural process of growing up, the most creative way to learn, from emotions to skills, art is the vehicle they use to advance and develop as amazing human beings.
Background and Research
“So strong is the belief in life, in what is most fragile in life – real life, I mean – that in the end this belief is lost. Man, that inveterate dreamer, daily more discontent with his destiny, has… At this point he feels extremely modest: he knows what women he has had, what silly affairs he has been involved in; he is unimpressed by his wealth or his poverty, in this respect he is still a new born babe and, as for the approval of his conscience, I confess that he does very nicely without it. If he still retains a certain lucidity, all he can do is turn back toward his childhood which, however his guides and mentors may have botched it, still strikes him as somehow charming. There, the absence of any known restrictions allows him the perspective of several lives lived at once; this illusion becomes firmly rooted within him; now he is only interested in the fleeting, the extreme facility of everything. Children set off each day without a worry in the world. Everything is near… the worst material conditions are fine…. Beloved imagination, what I most like in you is your unsparing quality….”
Manifesto of Surrealism by Andre Breton 1924
The most fragile thing in life, the belief in life or rather the concept of belief, which can so easily be lost, thus we can shift this fragility to the mind and its play in our cautiousness. Can then vulnerability find its end in the reality of dreams? I the
Surrealism aimed at capturing life through dreams as an attempt to escaping restricting boundaries, notions, ideas and concepts that detach the soul from its fundamental freedom. In the exercise of experimental art, realism has been masked with surrealism in the search for the purest for of creativity, that emerging from the subconscious of the artist.
Andre Breton recalls that children are without a care in the world. Children don’t require the help of dreams because they constantly use their inbuilt genius force to create, it is the way they grow and learn, it is a natural state at childhood.
The creation of Art’s Eyes, step-by-step is a common play day for the children, the invent stories, they act them out they create other beings and scenarios, they illustrate their dreams, yet their dreams are not separate from their reality, they are a vital part of the play and development. Children walk hand in hand with their imagination, what adults call dreams and illusions children see as their best friend while playing.
The experiment served to find the purest expression of freedom, determining what motivates creation, invention, and concluding that creation is a fundamental part of growth and enlightenment; it is natural not just to a few with talent, but creation is an inbuilt quality of all people.
We have all been children and we have all experimented this.
In order to follow that creative drive in its purest form during production it was important to resist the temptation of planning or arranging by script or structuring anything. The children were to simply share their art while playing to be film makers.
They immediately came up with ideas that would form elements of their creation. It was critical the we (the adults) did not stand on the way, with our preconceived ideas of what film making is, so we could follow the children’s drive in the search for the absolute freedom children experience naturally.
From impressionism to cubism and from constructivism to surrealism, all forms of art; literature, music, film, demonstrates the tendencies adopted through time and utilise to express individual ideas and emotions as well as collective states of being.
Through a study of several works of literature, theatre and film I can attempt to call “Experimental” by definition, a essence of collective feeling expressed via consistent or inconstant elements which are found clearly or not in the subconscious through dreams and illusions or visions, to be let out freely in the form they might choose to be expressed by the artist conscious creative method.
During 1914-1918 the WWI most artist where associated with freedom of expression, the Pre-War Avant- Grades were killed or displaced. A new art emerged as a direct reaction to this.
One can say that, from the birth of surrealism we sought to discover, thanks to cinema, the means of expressing the immense power of dream and employ this force to serve our fundamental need for creating by detaching from that limits, from the boundaries we find with the conventional.
“ It should be noted that when an image or idea appeared the collaborators discarded immediately if it was derived from remembrance, or from their cultural pattern, or if, simply it had a conscious association with another earlier idea. They accepted only those representations as valid which, though they moved them profoundly, had no possible explanation. Naturally, they dispensed with the restrains of customary morality and reason. The motivation was, or meant to be, purely irrational! They are as mysterious and inexplicable to the two collaborators as to the spectator. …. The only method of investigation of the symbols would be, perhaps, psychoanalysis”
VISIONARY FILM. P. Adams Sitney, 1974, Oxford University Press, pg 4
Abstract film, cine poems and lyrical abstraction, dada and surrealist Film, underground film, structural film and video art present a clear experimentation with camera, camera lenses, sound and narrative. In most cases a conscious alienation of cultural patterns, conventions and mainstream practice, challenges or questions the common practice of our art.
The production of Art’s Eyes, raised a big question in the performance of this conscious alienation. Since children perceive and express without restricting patterns and through the natural stream of their imagination. An effort to discard culture or remembrance could have become a barrier for the natural creative flow of the project.
The Production Process
The children chose the pieces of art they wanted to talk about, there was not a particular reason of why they choose the ones the did, only that they were their favourite pictures, they also endeavoured to produce new digital art with an smart phone app.
The children were very conscious of the fact that movie was about them, their play and their experiences everything was a reason to tell one of their endless stories in their infinite game.
The creation of the piece brought many memories from their past games this created even greater fuller stories.
There was tenderness within the imagination findings, and how they were expressed. Also a clear difference between the expression forms each child adopted. While one would speak about the most emotional side of the story and it inward world, the other will focus on the physical side and its relation to the outside world. This is extremely complementary within the piece, yet unplanned and natural. It shows how there is a part of the child’s soul given in within each piece he creates.
When talking about the “Chiquiguays” an invention of a type of very tender humans with long cheeks, a game my children have been playing for years and for which the have huge plans for the future, such a creating a film and a cartoon series etc, my youngest son who is 7, has been extremely protective, not wanted me to share any detail information about the “chiquiguys” so it would not get “copied”. Children are protective of their creations and they see it as they are, original and individual, a part of their identity.
This particular drawing the Gabriel made at school when he was 6, stood out in his class so much that his teacher took aside to give it in to reception so that it would be hanged up in the school’s corridors or halls. Gabriel strongly objected to this, he wanted his picture to come home him. He is proud of and wanted to keep it, not to show it off, since having it hanging around the school would mean that he had to part with creation.
The creation of digital art was such an inspiring and intricate part of the process, the children were creating specifically for the movie, yet their imagination was limitless and with no boundaries, no structures and nothing but a desire to do more.
Editing was purely joyous. I do not remember having enjoyed something recently, as much I did editing this film. Listening to the stories behind each piece, admiring the works, getting more and more inspired with to constant art production and finding ways of putting in all in the movie in the most bright and powerful way.
I discovered so many tricks, I didn’t know and amazing effects.
Sound designing was an adventures call. I imagine all different effects to go with their stories the face expressions, their drawings and even their mood during the production process.
The creative process of making the movie, driven by the boys’ constant desire to produce art, as a part of learning and playing, not to show it off but simply to enjoy, while they express their inwards worlds, marks one of many positions and influence of cinema that exists beyond the fringes of the Hollywood mainstream such as underground, avant-garde, experimental film and emergent cinematic forms which challenge dominant industry conventions of style and technique.
In this particular exercise we explore motivation for creation and the purest source of the creative drive in human beings.
This experiment demonstrates that artistic creation is a part of being human, and there is motivation other than the one mainstream film production employs.
Considering the historical development of various factions of experimental film, from the early Absolute films of Eggeling and Richter, to the cinema of Warhol, Snow and Brakhage, culminating in contemporary video work of Viola, Wearing and Fiona Tan. Still life, tableaux and the artist in film as well as experimental currents in Eastern European cinema, it is vital to grasp the motivation for creation to understand the expression to the fullest so that it fulfill its purpose.
Inspiring and Fun!
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A fun 12 minutes short film about Art combined with fantastic stories.
A 25 minutes long artistic English lesson.
Made by children for Children.
Young filmmakers and artists Davide 9 and Gabriel 7
present this artistically inspirational English learning tool for children of age 3 – 9 years old.
It will encourage your kids to express themselves thruogh their own art master pieces and creativity. This tool is designed to help children learn English and became more interested in art while they play, dance and have fun.
This beautiful, fun, inspiring and super Artful 12 minutes movie shows the awesome creativity of 8 and 7 year old Davide and Gabriel. They are the creators of all digital art, all the colour prints, and the animation sequences. They also took all the still photos and 90% of the video. After watching the short film enjoy a fully creative English lesson, 25 minutes long to laugh, dance and learn.
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