Thursday, December 8, 2011

Animation for Music Video "All i wanna do" by Erica Glyn

All I Wanna Do from latest album Static of Erica Glyn (2012)
Video by Jody Sabral
Animation by Isabelle Duverger
Produced by Erica Glyn
Co-produced by Brice Malahude and Blair Wells
Mixed By Chris Lord-Alge
Artistic Direction by Brooke Coleman

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Trailer from Resonant Streams: An Ancient Call, November 2011

November 11-12, 2011 - St John the Divine, New York, NY

Eleven minutes of highlights from the performances at the Cathedral of  St John the Divine in New York City.  It features a cast of ten dancers,  three live musicians, two multimedia artists creating virtual sets and  costumes and guest appearances by visionary Continuum Movement founder  Emilie Conrad and noted author, storyteller and African spiritual leader  Luisah Teish.  Created for the Cathedral's The Value of Water series of  programs and visual art exhibit, Resonant Streams offers an experience  of ourselves as water, of our interconnectedness to all water  everywhere, and of our origins in the ancient primordial seas.  As we as  fluid systems immerse ourselves in water, we are able to release and  recreate our form responsively as we connect through resonance to each  other, to our ancient roots, to our planet and beyond and to creative  potential.

Choreography by Caryn Heilman in collaboration with LiquidBody Dance Cast
Original Music by Nana Simopoulos
Video Art/Virtual Costume and Set by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
Lighting Design by Stacey-Jo Marine
Danced  by Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell, Ashley Murray, Sabine Mead, Linda Ivarie,  Stefanie Weber, Lilly Bright, Banghan Nabi Kim, Teri Carter, Melanie  Noblit-Gambino and Caryn Heilman
Live music by percussionist Café da Silva, cellist Dawn Avery and Nana Simopoulos on sitar and kora
With additional resonant support from LiquidBody Resonant Streams Sound and Movement Choir

Monday, November 14, 2011

2010-2011: Best pictures...

Casual Conversation (London, England)

Chorus (London, England)

South Kensington (London, England)

Caterpillar (Jersey City, NJ, USA)

Elephant (Raleigh, NC, USA)

Empire (New York City, NY, USA)

Growing (Ile de France, France)

Three Euros (Lleida, Spain)

Rosa (Barcelona, Spain)

World Trade Center (New York City, NY, USA)

Tribute to World Trade Center (New York City, NY, USA)

Katie (Jersey City, NJ, USA)

Le chien et le ruisseau #1 (Adams, MA, USA)

Le chien et le ruisseau #2 (Adams, MA, USA)

Coquelicots (Creuse, France)

pictures by Isabelle Duverger

Sunday, November 13, 2011

November 2011: Hypnotik Theater Play

A play by The New Stage Theatre Company

In an intimate theater, a showman clairvoyant brings his subjects to the stage and promises his audience a spectacle of “raw shame.” One by one he entrances his chosen ones, leading them to reveal their most abject and malignant drives. But when no redemptive moment follows, the audacious seer must confront his own worst visions.

poster designed by Isabelle Duverger

November 2011: Resonant Streams: An Ancient Call

A site-specific audience-interactive multimedia dance
November 11-12, 2011 at 7:45pm
At The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

by Caryn Heilman / LiquidBody Dance
Music By Nana Simopoulos with Café Da Silva and Dawn Avery
Video Art Installation by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
Lighting Design by Stacy-Jo Marine
Featuring Emilie Conrad and Luisa Teish

Resonant Streams: An Ancient Call is about water – the water in our bodies, the ancient seas where life began, and the flowing streams that sustain us. The multimedia performance includes the collaboration of video-artist and filmmaker Laia Cabrera with LiquidBody Company/Caryn Heilman, choreographer and former soloist with Paul Taylor Dance Company, and guest appearances by visionary Continuum Movement founder Emilie Conrad and noted author, storyteller and Chair of the World Orisha Congress Committee on Women's Issues, Luisah Teish; Nana Simopoulos, world music composer and musician; Cafe Da Silva, Brazilian percussionist; Dawn Avery, Native American cellist and vocalist; Vaso Dimitriou, Greek guitarist; Isabelle Duverger, visual artist and installation-maker.

LiquidBody creates stunning multimedia dance, video and music events, involving the audience in the exploration of motion and sound. "Resonant Streams An Ancient Call" is a site-specific audience-interactive multimedia dance piece featuring a cast of ten dancers, three live musicians, two multimedia artists creating virtual costumes and set. Created for the the St. John the Divine Cathedral's The Value of Water series that includes a visual art exhibit on display every day until 5p, Resonant Streams hopes to provide an experience of ourselves as water, of our interconnectedness to all water everywhere and of our origins in the ancient primordial seas. When we immerse ourselves in water, we are able to release and recreate our form responsively as we connect through resonance to each other. to our ancient roots, to our planet and beyond, and to creative potential.

apart of The Value of Water exhibition

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
11047 Amsterdam Avenue (between 112th and 113th Streets)
New York, NY-10025

Poster designed by Isabelle Duverger

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

september 2011: Rebirth with Paisley

The unconscious speaking... After a baby shower. Nothing relating to tho...

Illustration by Isabelle Duverger

Thursday, September 15, 2011

September 2011: Dreams

For a week, day after day, I have been confused by the hyper-realism of my dreams, tormented in the morning by their stories, spending the day trying to understand them and falling asleep trying to finish them. But in the next morning, I would have another story to add to the others, unfinished.

Illustration by Isabelle Duverger

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Grafitis - Real or Virtual

Eye on Lower East Side wall

Caterpillar on Jersey City wall

Picture and illustration by Isabelle Duverger

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 2011: Spirit and Love, and other things...








Photography/Illustration by Isabelle Duverger

Sunday, August 28, 2011

August 2011: Irene

Illustration by Isabelle Duverger

And I am thankful that, were I live, Irene was only a nightmare...

Monday, August 22, 2011

August 2011: "Is there an edge of Belief?"

This month is about grants. Grants after grants after grants. Applying, trying to find the right words, the right image, the right impact, and hopefully be selected. So along the way came up some creative fruits, that I wanted to share with you. Here is the new poster of "Is There An Edge Of Belief?", one of the last pieces created by Laia Cabrera.

"Is there an edge of belief?" is a film about the relation, uncommonness and beauty of innocence-belief. Where are the limits of our understanding of the emotions, how do we relate to the others and how do we handle the differences? Through the eyes of a little girl, its the world that we rediscover, the look at adulthood is biased and share its reality with elements of fairy-telling. As the images unravel, the density of the emotion grows, the gravity changes, and we are trapped into a world that the child in us understand, still. So the shards of stories we have put together collide here, reflecting, and evolving like the act of memory itself. All objects and images are more than what first meets the eye, just as the visual imaginary evolves into a whole world of humanity. >> watch video in youtube <<

August 2011: A new video-art-music from the album STATIC

BEAUTIFUL - Erica Glyn (Video by Laia Cabrera)

Beautiful from latest album Static of Erica Glyn (Release July 2011)
Video and Visuals by Laia Cabrera
Intro Animation and Album Cover by Isabelle Duverger

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August 2011: A paisley / cashmere motif

I started working with a woman passionate about paisley, where it came from, how it got exported from India, and ended up being altered, transformed and placed in the most unusual places, think of the latest place you saw these motifs.

Illustration by Isabelle Duverger

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

On MBF TrendTalk's "The Musical Hybrid" article

Two days ago was published on MBF TrendTalk a great article on "The Musical Hybrid", featuring Alexander McQueen, Bjork, Universal Music Group, Apple and... Us. By us, I mean Laia Cabrera, Erica Glyn and me. What an honor to be associated with them!
It reviews the experience of the Record Release Listening Party of Static that occurred last month at Flux that I have mentioned in earlier posts, and our previous work together, and the impact of collaboration.

"Collaboration and integration are key trends not only within the fashion industry, but relevant in all businesses and professional fields. One of the latest shifts in the music world, for example, is the development of a multi-media experience, pairing visuals, music, fashion and art, to create an interactive sensory-stimulating experience for the audience. Creating what we call a “musical hybrid,” music has become more than just a song and is used more and more as a compliment to multiple media outlets, resulting in more intensified expressions of particular feelings or emotions.

Ending on a more personal note, we at MBF Trend Consulting were most inspired to write this post by the recent record launch event of musician, composer, and producer, Erica Glyn. Debuting her latest album "Static," Glyn collaborated with filmmaker and video artist, Laia Cabrera (whom we mentioned in our previous posts). Hosted at Flux Studios, a recording studio in NYC's East Village, the entire record was played first-hand on a high-quality studio sound system to a selected live audience.

Laia Cabrera and animator/ installation-maker Isabelle Duverger created a cinematic atmosphere to compliment Glyn's music. The three have been collaborating for many years, incorporating and enhancing each other's work. Together, they have crafted a special skill of bringing a profound musical and visual moment that truly penetrates the audience members, leaving the crowd speechless and mesmorized. Erica Glyn's new album is written, recorded, and produced solely by the artist, with contributions from a collection of well-respected artists. For more info on purchasing the album, please click here." MBF TrendTalk, 8/10/2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

August 2011: The Cycle of life, Macro... # 2

This morning I went to check the two plants I had distanced from the others, to see if the caterpillars eventually moved. The zombie stayed put. Not an inch. I guess that's why they call it a zombie.

The second one disappear, leaving my last leave on my dear eggplant plant. That's cool. Now, looking at other plants, I found to my big surprise another zombie, that I didn't see the day before... Ok, I doubt that overnight, our "fast runner" caterpillar went to another plant, got trapped by the wasp and became a zombie. And also, I found the soil a little bit raised in some spot of the soil of my eggplant plant pot. So, reading more and more, I could be possible that I am now growing two things in this pot: eggplants and a butterfly. That one has to stay over a year in the pot to become a butterfly. We have time... Can't wait to see new leaves in the eggplant plant!

The sad news now: I found mama butterfly dead on the other side of the terrace. I guess its her because only with her wings closed, she was already 7 cm long. Huge...
So I did a little scientific torture to the poor dead mother, and I promise you, I gave her back to mother nature right after. But the picture is worth it.

Her name: Hawkmoth / Manduca quinquemaculata / THE SPHINX!!!

Picture by Isabelle Duverger

Saturday, August 6, 2011

August 2011: The Cycle of life, Macro...

Today, I found two huge caterpillars in my plants. After research it turned out to be a very rare specie, and one of the most impressive one, the Sphinx ligustri aka Privet Hawk Moth and is remarkable for its size (12 cm length and 1 cm width!!! =4.7 inches!!!, much bigger than my finger) and bright green color.

One which practically ate all the leaves of my slow starter eggplant tree. One leave left to be accurate, which should be gone by the end of the day, considering that two days ago, it had all its leaves.

Second one is on my tomato plant. But surrounded by eggs that did not look too nice in the first place but after research taught me how amazing life can be. When a caterpillar goes to a tomato plant, the tomato plant start spreading a smell that combine to the smell of the caterpillar attract wasp to put their eggs on it, and start feeding themselves from the caterpillar, transformed into a zombie. Which at the same time protect the plant from being eaten and feed a whole new generation of wasp.

I called earlier my mum to tell her how terrified I was, she laugh and told me to take pictures and post them on my blog. Since then, I read a lot, then went back outside with the telephoto lens (not too courageous still :-) and took the shots below, for your entertainment. Hoping you won't be too traumatized.

I called that one tarzan

As I was mentioning, it left one leave...

Just remember this thing is twelve centimeter long

The tail is apparently inoffensive, and the caterpillar too slow anyway.

Overall cute, some even say that it is very soft (didn't try touching it though).

They call it sphinx because of its attitude.

That one is in zombie mode.

Still had the time to eat one tomato plant before its new era as zombie!

picture by Isabelle Duverger