Saturday, March 05, 2011

Why Can't We Be Phrens?

So I just spent the afternoon doing tax stuff and adding up receipts until my head was about to explode, and then decided to treat myself with a little matinee.  My choice?
directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
You may be familiar with some of his other films...
and City of Lost Children
So Jeunet's new film is about a man, Bazil, who seeks revenge against the two weapons manufacturers.  One that is behind his fathers death and another that made the bullet that remains lodged in his head after a random shooting.  Don't let the premise fool is actually very light hearted fun
Hey gains the assistance of a band of down and out misfits who have created an incredible junkyard palace.  
Assemblage and found object artists will love this flick.   And the cinematography is phenomenal. Also there are some pretty nifty animated effects when Bazil is having brain troubles. 

Ironically I was going to do a blog post today to promote Jane Wynn and my duo class at Valley Ridge this fall.  Here's the's called Grey Matter's the skinny on that:

A note from the mad scientists, Jane Wynn and Michael deMeng:
We know we are not the only ones out there that have had a fascination with pop-culture Mad Scientists.  You know what we are talking about, the Creature Feature doctors who switch brain like they’re changing light bulbs.   Well now is your chance to test out your maniacal surgery skills where we team up teach a bit of mixed media surgery. 

The basic idea starts with a doll or mannequin head which will be Franken-styled  with found objects using deMengian methods of assemblage and painting.  Now for the invasive surgery, we move inside to the cranial cavity where strange devises, music box, or gizmo will be altered using various Wynn-esque techniques.    The top of the head will be hinged or attached in a way where the inner mechanisms can be viewed and fiddled with....bwa ha ha.

Now if this doesn’t sound like the perfect Halloween workshop then I don’t know what?   A definite mind altering experience.

Dr. Jane Wynn - P.H.D. (Professor of Headless Dolls)
Dr. Michael deMeng  - D.D.S. (Doctor of deMented Science)

Last I heard there were only 4 spots sign up now!!!!!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Just what I needed to get going on a dreary, cold morning! (that movie looks FAB!)
Good luck with the taxes....


yoborobo said...

Just netflixed the movie, thank you for the tip. The new class sounds amazing!

Christine Edwards said...

Yep, all signed up. ;-) Will definitely have to check the movie out too.