Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Quay my way

Last week has been a true whirlwind, but today I finally came to a moment of stillness. I took part in an interview with Brothers Quay, shot their studio, and got some prune tea to take home! Their magnificently dark studio kingdom was composed of the Bruno Schultzesque puppets, tables, winding stairs, crosses, and dusty flowers.There I was, sitting with some of the most interesting film makers in the world, breathing in their life, and at the same time being taken back home every time I raised the cup of tea to my mouth. Yes, the smell of those teabags pulled me away and brought me straight to my mother, who makes her indefinitely satisfying prune drink exactly once a year for Christmas eve.

Life is good. I can still hardly believe that this meeting happened. It seems like all you have to do is use some skill in poking around and once you push through, things can't help but start flowing throgh the great barrier of reality.

I met the puppets from this profoundly sad video...

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Thank you, Jonathan

'Are you aware of the film makers known as the Brothers Quay?

They've made a lot of deeply spooky art films, and have said that Brno Schultz is an influence.

Bits of their work are available on youtube, such as this excerpt from Institute Benjamenta
(most of their films have been stop-motion, but this one is live-action.)

- Jonathan'

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

The Devil

I saw her in London and she is one and the only one of the kind. Depth, agression, romance, and disturbance blend into a woman who seems to have transcended more than one life. This song keeps coming back to me. I looked for the version from London, but the only one I found with an acceptable quality of sound is from Spain...