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Just because I loved this video back then, and I still do now.



Sony BRAVIA Bouncy Ball Advert from Josip Kostic on Vimeo.

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An Evocation of Japan II

Images from the exhibition


 

Front: Lotta Volka Adam styling the gals with clothes from ra.
Back: “Untitled”,2011 by Ruiz & Santoro.


“Centered” 2001-2011 by Pierre-François Lethué.


Wallpaper made out of Paris, LA posters

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An Evocation of Japan
Until 14th of May, in Antwerp.

An exhibition at ra for the launch of Paris, LA #6, Special Fashion
This exhibition features longtime contributors for Paris, LA including
Cédric Rivrain, Lotta Volkova Adam, Oscar Tuazon, and Madame Paris.

Here is the film Alexandra Ruiz developped in collaboration with Sandro Santoro.
The original version shown at ra is a 40 min. piece. Here is a 4 minute version.

For more information on Paris, LA issue 6 or the exhibition see:

Paris, LA website
ra, Antwerp

Alexandra Ruiz and Sandro Santoro created this video for the exhibit
“An Evocation of Japan”and the launch of Paris-LA #6 Special Fashion at
Ra in Antwerp

music: Wilting Bounds by Spheruleus

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It’s just a flying house —


 

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7.4.11
Dans quelques heures –

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Madame Paris makes newspapers for Madame Pelletier.

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La Cité — Le nouveau Journal bi-mensuel à découvrir absolument!
Voici une illustration que Madame Paris a réalisée pour les pages de la Quinzaine.

Allez-voir leur site, www.lacite.info et abonnez-vous!

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Paris LA — Number 6 Special Tokyo Fashion
Launch & exhibition in Antwerp.


 

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La Journée de la Femme

C’était le 8 mars. Et Madame Paris a créé un visuel pour
la Maire de Genève, avec la typo Jean-Luc:
l’atelier Carvahlo Bernau a numérisé la police de caractères
du générique “Made in USA” de Jean-Luc Godard.


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PORNTIPSGUZZARDO —

Laurent Kropf a gagné le prix culturel Manor et nous

avons fait une affiche. Vernissage vendredi 21 janvier.

Venez nombreux & visitez son site: http://www.laurentkropf.net/


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If you are in Tokyo, go see:

Oscar Tuazon & Gardar Eide Einarsson, Young Patriots, 2009,
Silkscreen poster featured in PARIS, LA #2


Oscar Tuazon & Gardar Eide Einarsson

Sex Booze Weed Speed


17 dec 2010 – 20 feb 2011

Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo

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Working on my last xmas card of the year…

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FRIED GNOCCHI:
A Jamie Oliver rival? Or maybe not… but he does have a great laugh.

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IT’S XMAS TIME

Madame Paris has collaborated with louise blanche and made some wonderful bows to stick on your xmas presents! Each package comes with several different bows silk screened on transparent sticker. Just cut and stick where ever you want! They are available to buy through mondo.ch. (14.90 a pack). If you order before the sixteenth, you can get them for xmas. Hurry up!

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PARIS, LA #5 on sale
For the lucky ones, it will arrive directly in your mailbox. For the other ones you can find it at:
Colette, Paris; Ooga Booga, LA; Printed Matter, NYC; United Bamboo, Tokyo, Post Poetics, Seoul; Papercut, Stockholm, and Motto, Zürich and Berlin. And in selected bookstores around the world.

In this issue, a new section, The Notebook, a 16 page insert featuring an unpublished essay/poetry by an author.
Our first guest is poet Ariana Reines with a beautiful trip in post-catastrophy Haïti: SOME OF MY FAULTS, FOR HAITI.

Around the cover, a two sided poster of Karl Lagerfeld: SUNLIGHT TO NIGHT-LIGHT.

Visit the Paris, LA blog and subscribe on line!



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Compagnie Nicole Seiler bis

Pour la carte de vœu du Département des Finances et du Logement de la Ville de Genève, Madame Paris a choisi d’illustrer le thème de la rencontre (thème de l’année de Mairie de Sandrine Salerno) et du logement avec une image de la première performance de Living-room Dancers de Nicole Seiler à Lausanne. Encore merci Nicole.

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LIVING ROOM DANCERS in BARCELONA


Depuis quelques années, Madame Paris travaille avec Nicole Seiler pour son projet Living-room dancers, sous la forme des plans de ville et dessins de bâtiments qui sont distribués dans le cadre des performances de Living-room dancers.

“La danse est leur passion; ils y consacrent une grande partie de leur temps libre. Ils, ce sont les protagonistes de Living-room dancers, création sous forme de parcours chorégraphique en ville. Rencontrés par petites annonces ou par bouche-à-oreille, ces passionnés pratiquent les claquettes, l’electrodance, la salsa, le tango argentin, la danse expressive, la samba, ou la pole dance. Dans Living-room dancers, ils investissent chacun un appartement privé transformé en dance-floor pour un soir. Ces situations vécues habituellement dans l’intimité d’un chez soi sont à découvrir subrepticement depuis l’extérieur grâce à des jumelles et à des lecteurs MP3.”
extrait du site de la Cie Nicole Seiler

Voici quelques images de la performance de Barcelone et une vidéo à voir ici: http://www.tv3.cat/videos/3247933

Pour plus de renseignements, consulter le site de la Compagnie Nicole Seiler.




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VITE UN FESTIV4L

Le 17 et 18 Décembre aura lieu à Genève à l’Usine l’événement FESTIV4L.

“Événement composite dédié à la promotion de la scène musicale genevoise, FESTIV4L mettra chaque année en lumière quatre groupes qui se distinguent par leur originalité ainsi que par les démarches qu’ils entreprennent pour se faire connaître à l’étranger.
Fers de lance de cette première édition, Mama Rosin, Imperial Tiger Orchestra, Sinner DC et The National Fanfare of Kadebostany auront carte blanche sur la programmation de ce festival. Différents vernissages et performances inédites sont à prévoir, dont notamment le tournage de l’émission Etat de Fête, la scène vue par la scène, qui réunira quelque 70 intervenants chargés de faire un état des lieux de la musique indépendante, alternative, émergente, à Genève.”

Plus d’infos: www.association-culture.ch

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NUMBER 5 / SNEAK PEEK.

The issue 5 or PARIS, LA is about to hit the Newsstands! Here is a sneak peek of the cover (by Hedi El Kholti) and poster (by Karl Lagerfeld).


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WORK / PRINT / WORK / PRINT




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RAPPEL

If you are in Lausanne tonight, and tomorrow, and the day after…
Festival 2 Claques! at Le Bourg, Café-théâtre
24 + 25 + 26 + 27 Novembre.

Tonight: Come see Sumie Nagano (SE) & Micro Soul (CH)

More on the programme of the next four days:
www.le-bourg.ch


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A lot of wooden palettes later… The women catalogue for Chopard is finished!
Updated portfolio soon on line.



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2 CLAQUES! SALOPERIE DE FESTIVAL

Madame Paris poursuit sa collaboration avec le Bourg en réalisant l’affiche du festival.

Le Festival 2 Claques! est né de la volonté de la bande de salopards du Bourg (café-théâtre à Lausanne) d’inviter des groupes et artistes à revenir mettre une deuxième claque après un premier passage au Bourg. Un “Best Of” des deux dernières années de programmation pour fêter les 5 ans d’ouverture.

Long Live Le Bourg! www.le-bourg.ch

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PRINT IN PROGRESS

One of our projects is at the printer’s in Bienne (Switzerland) right now. Each 16-page leaflet is sent to the binder’s as soon as it dries: 35 wooden palettes are necessary for each 16 pages! Amazing. Look! More news on the project soon.


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“Bicycles of the world: Unite and take over!”

We all now that the new IT thing to do is ride a bike, thanks to the economical crisis and the desire to have a sustainable lifestyle. It’s fine with us. People who know MP also know half of us love la bicyclette.

Here is a nice video clip: After the vengeance of the tire (see earlier post on the film “Rubber”), the bicycles unite. Beware of the bikes!


(Beware of the orange as well…)

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cheers

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Until 3/10/10

Centre d’art contemporain, Geneva> go and see my wavy installation – and lots of good things
Bourses Lissignol Berthoud 2010


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This is MY FAVORITE VIDEO.

Thank you, thank you Jenny Slate & Dean Fleischer-Camp.

www.deanfleischercamp.com

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo.

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The day I stumbled upon the Local Natives:

So here it is, yesterday is the day I stumbled upon the Local Natives during one of my daily temporal slip – when I disappear in a hole made from the web, and reappear some time later with new information (new to me) about something that could someday prove useful (or maybe not).

So yesterday as I hopped from one place to the next, this video caught my eye. And after a few clicks I discovered:

A. They are from Silver Lake / B. They are five of them / C. They like guitares and one has a strange squicky voice.

Local Natives “World News” from Monte Lomax on Vimeo.

And they were in concert last night at the Pully For Noise, next to the town I live. But I wasn’t there. So the morality of it all is that’s it’s just a question of timing.

PS — Vimeo is better designed than YouTube

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WILD CAT


Michael Cera has the typical size and shape of a nerd, but don’t judge a book by it’s cover. You might know him from the 3 year show “Arrested Development” where he was George Michael, Maeby’s cousin. If you have never heard of AD then you should maybe try to rent it, buy it, or download it because it’s the funniest show and has unfortunately been “killed“ to soon, so it is a classical, almost.

Another Michael Cera movie I would defitely recommend is “Youth in Revolt”, a story about a shy teenager who creates a rebel persona, a sort of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde



Interview Magazine has an article this month on Michael Cera being interviewed by Jason Schwartzman, another of my favs. You should check it out! http://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/michael-cera


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les videos du vendredi:

A new addition to the fashion-houses-that-make-films is Zoe Cassavetes film for Louis Vuitton aka Marc Jacobs. Two models play a game of Hide and Seek in the english country side. A little bit on the Sofia Coppola side, all girly and pretty.Cheers!

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XXXO

Yeah! The new M.I.A. video is out!
Directed by HYPE Williams.

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les vidéos du vendredi:

Voici un film qui a été présenté à Cannes à la Semaine de la Critique et qui est passé dimanche au Festival International du Film de Locarno.
”Rubber” de Quentin Dupieux

Un film qui rappelle “Duel” de Spielberg, une histoire de pneu vengeur. Mise à part le synopsis qui suffit pour donner envie, le fait que le film a été intégralement tourné avec l’appareil photo Canon Eos 5D Mark II mérite qu’on y porte de l’attention. Avec l’évolution des appareils photos et des vidéos amateurs qui deviennent de plus en plus pros, Quentin Dupieux laisse penser que le cinéma est désormais à portée de tous. Vraiment?
www.rubberfilm.com




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Who am I?*

Hard to recognize this pop star.

I watched this 27 minute documentary on Zurich Rock bands in 1983 (out of the archives of the Swiss Television, Rock et belles oreilles). A vision of Zurich in the 80′s through it’s music. Interesting, naive, and a nice flashback. But beware!!! “il y a certaines séquences qui peuvent paraître un peu déroutantes car elles sont beaucoup plus artistiques et conceptuelles que musicales” http://archives.tsr.ch/player/coupcoeur-zurich

Rock et Belles Oreilles, 04.03.1983, 27’48”, journaliste: Nicolas Burgy © 2010 Archives TSR

* I am Stephan Eicher, I am 23 years old

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Red boy / Grey stone
Travail sur ma première litho.  Coming soon / check the blog!

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If you don’t know this man already…

I am a total fan of the The New York Times’ video library. There are great videos with all kinds of topics, from breaking news to the editor’s picks of all time favorite movies. This website is MY tv.

One contributor I follow is Bill Cunningham and his “On The Street” videos, which in fact are not video per se, but a commented slide show of fashionable people on the streets of New York. A must see! And must hear! Cunningham’s comments with his grainy voice are absolutely great: not a fashion statement, no do’s and don’t (or “its” whatever!). Just a comment on how people fabiously dress on the street. This 80 year old photographer (he denies he is a photographer, see underneath), always camera in hand, always wearing a blue jacket has become a sort of New York landmark, a sartorial Weegee.

Here is a excerpt of the article “Bill on Bill” he wrote on himself for The New York Times in 2002:
“I started photographing people on the street during World War II. I used a little box Brownie. Nothing too expensive. The problem is I’m not a good photographer. To be perfectly honest, I’m too shy. Not aggressive enough. Well, I’m not aggressive at all. I just loved to see wonderfully dressed women, and I still do. That’s all there is to it.”

And here is one of his latest video

This man, of which Anna Wintour says “We all get dressed for Bill”, is now the subject of a documentary film by Richard Press simply called “Bill Cunningham, New York”. It has been screened in a few places in the US since march, and hopefully it may come to Europe (cross your fingers)!!Here is the film’s website: http://billcunninghamnewyork.com

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A Genève cet été, en dehors de se baigner dans le lac et de zoner dans les parcs avec un bon magazine, on peut aussi avoir des activités “durables/sustainable” et écouter de la musique locale. Pour cela l’Association Culture propose 4 concerts pour se mettre au vert le dimanche en fin de journée — Allez, Allez!

http://association-culture.ch/


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Back from Italy – It is a very pink year, is it not?

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Les videos du vendredi.

Ari Marcopoulos, contributor to Paris, LA has now done a short film for YSL called “No Way Back”. It is a portrait of Mark Mahoney reknown tattoo artist founder of the Shamrock Social Club in  Los Angeles — an interesting collaboration for Yves Saint Laurent.


In 2008 Ari also directed a film for Adam Kimmel, “Claremont”, an L.A. downhill speed race between two skaters, dressed in light blue Adam Kimmel suits. Very Fresh. You can also read what Fabrice Pineau has to say about this short film in the number one issue of Paris, L.A.



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Romance is the new black

Jack Pierson romance, 2009

Madame Bâle

 

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Todd Cole

Todd Cole, who just signed the cover image for the last issue of Paris, LA with an image he has made in Big Sur, California. Todd has been a regular contributor to the magazine, with picturesques skies images in the first issue, and a fashion shoot for Rodarte in the second issue (you can see his work on the Paris, LA website). Just recently he has directed Charlotte Gainsbourg’s latest video, “Time of the Assassins”. The video is a lovely walk through nature in the spectacular Big Sur. Take a look.


And if you like this, maybe you will love the movie “Aanteni” he did for Rodarte, with Guinevere van Seenus, a very aesthetic & contemporary version of a space odyssey, that I adored.


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PARIS, LA —

The issue number 4 of Paris, LA is out this week in selected places of the Global Village. We are happy to be part of this project initiated by the amazing Dorothée Perret two years ago. This magazine started as an imaginary link between Paris and Los Angeles, and has been growing and evolving since.
In this issue you will eat poetry, journey to the new far west, have sex, listen to the avenue, and dream that you are already there… or somewhere else… Read it and let it grow on you!

www.paris-la.com

American author Ariana Reines transforms the YSL Manifesto into a poem. Watch the movie.


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CHEERS!

At last, Madame Paris is here! Have a drink with us and celebrate —

After shameful years with an empty website, we are up and running! Please take the time to visit and redesign: here you can zoom & resize, and move the images around. Drop a line, say hello.

Say goodbye