02-04-06

Outsider: the art and life of Judith Scott

Er is een documentaire uitgekomen over het leven en werk van Judith Scott : “Outsider: the art and life of Judith Scott”.

Ik kende haar niet bij naam maar bij het bekijken van de illustraties besefte ik dat ik onlangs nog een werk van haar gezien had bij Art en Marge tijdens de “Au fil de 'soi”-tentoonstelling.

Op de website rond de documentaire kan je een fragment bekijken (met Windows Mediaplayer -klik hier- of met Quicktime -klikhier-).
In dat fragment is vooral de begeleider aan het woord maar zie je Judith aan het werk in het atelier. Hopelijk krijg ik ooit de kans om de documentaire volledig te zien (vette knipoog naar de mensen van Art en Marge...)

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Hernry Darger - In the Realms of the Unreal This innovative feature length documentary, directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jessica YU and produced by Susan WEST, explores the parallel lives of legendary outsider artist Henry Darger. Reclusive janitor by day, visionary artist by night, Darger’s 15,000 page novel details the exploits of the Vivian Girls, seven angelic sisters who lead a rebellion against godless, child-enslaving men. Featuring the voices of Dakota FANNING (I AM SAM, CAT IN THE HAT) and Larry Pine (THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, THE ICE STORM), the music of Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal and the work of a team of animators, this wholly original film tells the story of a hidden universe.

IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL explores outsider art from the inside. Eschewing expert opinion, it reflects the uniqueness of its subject, employing vivid animation and experimental elements to immerse us in Darger’s world and all its strange beauty. Brought to life on film, the works reverberate with universal themes: the search for meaning, control, connection, moral direction. Through Darger’s eyes, film reveals this odd man to be Everyman.

Darger lived a virtually friendless existence, but his imaginary life was as exciting and colorful as his real life was tedious. By day, he scrubbed floors, attended Mass, rummaged through garbage cans. By night, he ruled a world in which the forces of innocence and good fought a bloody battle against the forces of treachery and evil. By juxtaposing Henry Darger’s parallel but opposite universes, the film shows how he forged magic out of the bleakest of lives, leaving a legacy that has inspired other artists around the world.

Darger moved through the world virtually unnoticed, and the ultimate meaning of his work remains an enigma. The film begins as a mystery, but ends as a celebration of the power of individual creativity. IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL captures the haunting imprint of an extraordinary, ordinary man.

http://www.realmsoftheunreal.com/index.html

Gepost door: Sara | 01-06-06

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