Avant-garde film director and artist Alejandro Jodorowsky wants to bring back the poetic power of film. The 86-year-old Chilean director is funding his upcoming film Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) through Kickstarter. Based on his autobiography, Endless Poetry is set in Jodorowsky’s youth in Santiago de Chile, the artistic epicenter of Chile in the 1940s. "I was 24 years old… it was a fantastic moment. The war was all over the planet, and in Chile: no war. Because we are far and separate of the world: no television, mountains, ocean, peace! It was so peaceful. It was beautiful. And then a miracle happened: Poetry came to the country." Leaving a lasting impression on his life an creative output such as the cult films El Topo and The Holy Mountain, Jodorowsky is out to share the paradise of his youth with the rest of the world. Supporters of the Kickstarter campaign have the chance to receive Poetic Money bills and become executive producers.
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MEHDI BELHAJ KACEM'S NEW BOOK "LA TRANSGRESSION & L'INEXISTANT" IS NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD ON HIS WEBSITE
"La transgression & l'inexistant" (Transgression and the Inexistent) is a comprehensive foray into French-Tunisian philosopher Mehdi Belhaj Kacem's elaborate philosophical system in twenty-seven discreet chapters, each dedicated to a single concept. In each chapter, he explicates a critical re-thinking of ordinary lived experiences - such as desire, irony, play - or traditional philosophical ideas – such as catharsis, mimesis, techne – in light of 'the spirit of nihilism' that marks the contemporary human condition. The French version is available to buy here and published in English for the first time on Bloomsbury Publishing here
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DAVID LYNCH FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY "THE MUSIC OF DAVID LYNCH" EVENT at the Ace Hotel, Los Angeles
David Lynch will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his non-profit foundation with a special event “The Music of David Lynch” on April 1st at the Los Angeles branch of Ace Hotel. The evening will bring together an array of musicians to explore and perform the music of Twin Peaks, his films, and original scores. Karen O, Duran Duran, and Sky Ferreira are among the acts to intepret their version of Lynch's musical oeuvre. The profit of the tribute event will go towards introducing Transcendental Meditation to at-risk populations suffering with PTSD. Buy your tickets here. Photo Andi Elloway
Martin Creed, one of the UK's most renowned contemporary artists, will launch the Spring 2015 Public Art Fund Talks with a performative lecture about his work in relation to public space. The talk will take place on Wednesday 4th February from 6.30PM at The New School, 12th Street Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, New York. Purchase your tickets here. Photo Maxime Ballesteros