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2014/04/10 19:00
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Dancing Dreams



Les métamorphoses / Le don de la scène

Dancing Dreams

2010 / Germany / 89 min / Color / HD

Director: Anne Linsel, Rainer Hoffmann
Producer: Gerd Haag, Anne Linsel
Music: Uwe Dresch, Thomas Keller, Tobias Linsel, Paul Oberle, Tim Dohnke
Editor: Mike Schlömer
Cast: Pina Bausch, Benedicte Billet, Josephine Ann Endicott
Subtitle: Fumiko Toda
Distributor: Transformer



Forty teenagers with no experience in dance or theatre gathered together under the tutelage of world-famous dancer Pina Bausch. A strenuous ten-month regime of dance practice begins in preparation for a performance of Kontakthof, Pina Bausch’s signature dance number dealing with the theme of “love between man and woman”...
The young men and women, who joined the dance company with diverse motivations, were filled with doubt at first, wondering if they could really dance or how it all made sense. However, as they devoted themselves to dance practice under the instruction of Pina Bausch and other dance couches, they were awakened to the pleasure of the dancing. In intimate touch with the other dancers and immersed in the deep time of dance that revealed their feelings, their movements started to look sharper and their expressions began to shine as even they started to notice changes in themselves.
A valuable documentary that captured the last images of Pina Bausch before her sudden death in 2009, this film depicts the powerful moment when these youths achieve a “metamorphosis,” and their lives become filled with the hope.
2014/04/01 16:00
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“Hermèscope” Oscar Diaz



[Title] Hermèscope
[Artist] Oscar Diaz
[Date] March 19,2014 - May 6,2014


The smallish object discernible within the kaleidoscope is colorful and glistening, emerging in the likeness of something very precious indeed. Perhaps we all retain memories of being captivated by patterns that expand endlessly beyond the darkness, and of staring intently into those continuously shifting reflections.

Hermès Carré scarves also comprise such microcosms, enveloping in infinite patterns along the lines of kaleidoscopes. Designer Oscar Diaz has plotted the latest Maison Hermès window in the image of such a kaleidoscope, drawing from notions inherent in the Carré.

What Diaz finds in the kaleidoscope is linkage between science and nature, emerging in a world of geometrical figures. The symmetry portrayed by the kaleidoscope is none other than an axis plotting the evolution of the natural world. The symmetry played out by fauna and flora, meanwhile, conjures up sensations of the awakening of spring, and the long and uninterrupted metamorphosis of the animate world. Expanding on interminably within the kaleidoscope is a chain of such geometrical patterns. Stepping back for a moment, a linear progression, appearing to be one part of these patterns, can be seen depicted above the window in the manifestation of a signal of sorts. In that capacity, it functions to beckon passersby up to the window glass surface.

Herein can be found an eternal metamorphosis woven of colors and shapes, realized through a process of mathematical thought and examination, in tandem with intricate computation and experimentation. Visible in the distance are turning gearwheels loaded with Hermès products, a peephole drawing closer the window facade and, visible in the depths of the diorama, a symmetrical world unfolding in a boundless proportions. On the strength of this fluid fusion of macrocosmic and microscopic worlds, facilitated by the magic of a kaleidoscope, the evolution of Hermès creations into separate forms continues to progress.


Oscar Diaz
Oscar Diaz is a product designer living and working in London. Graduated with an MA in Product Design at the Royal College of Art in London under the direction of Ron Arad, he worked briefly in Japan designing furniture before returning to London to set up his studio in 2007.
His work is not defined by a style, but rather by a way of understanding, exploring and questioning objects, while considering their context and the cultural associations embedded on them.
Plain and playful, his projects take inspiration from everyday things, which by a simple twist become something unexpected. He is currently a visiting lecturer in Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London.
2014/03/26 15:00
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2014/03/13 16:00
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde



Les métamorphoses / Vers les ténèbres

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

1932 / USA / 96 min / Black and White / 35mm

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Writer: Percy Heath, Samuel Hoffenstein
Cinematography: Karl Struss
Cast: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins
Subtitle: Mitsuo Mizutani
Distributor: IVC


In his science-based experimentation, Dr. Jekyll invented a new drug that divides the good side of humans from their evil impulses. Taking the drug himself, he transformed into the evil creature “Hyde,” who would go out into the foggy streets of London, devoid of a moral conscience. Dr. Jekyll lived in a grand mansion, successfully lecturing at the University, and had a promising future with his beautiful fiancée. However, the evil alter ego “Hyde” gradually undermined Dr. Jekyll’s virtuous spirit…
The film is based on the original novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson. The film depicts the dark chasm that exists in human hearts and the tragedy of internal conflicts, as well as demonstrates amazing camera work, good rhythm, special makeup, and an overwhelming transformation scene, none of which could hardly be expected of a film from the early Talkie Era. Fredric March who played both roles of Jekyll and Hyde won the Best Actor for the 5th Academy Award for this film.

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2014/03/01 00:00
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Condensation-Artists in residence Hermès workshops



[Title] Condensation
   Artists in residence in Hermès workshops
[Date] March 20 (Thursday), – June 30 (Monday), 2014



Le Forum is holding an exhibition entitled “Condensation” highlighting the process and the resulting output of “Artists residencies” organized by Fondation d'entreprise Hermès.

Artists residencies in Hermès workshop began in summer 2010. Established by the Fondation d'entreprise Hermès, this program seeks to create a link between the expertise involved in highly skilled craftwork and contemporary artistic creation. The Fondation d'entreprise Hermès works directly with artists by supporting their artistic output. This commitment is already evidenced in the shows staged by the Foundation in Hermès exhibition venues, as well as in the New Settings program –at the intersection between performance and plastic arts.

In the residency program, emerging artists have an opportunity to produce works of art that draw on outstanding know-how and use materials that would otherwise be difficult for them to obtain, such as crystal, certain types of leather, silver and silk. Offering this environment for artistic creation leads to unique adventures in art. The workshops are also fully committed to the Foundation’s program. The latter gives their artisans the opportunity to hone their skills by devoting time to unsual projects that open up the shop floor to new concepts.

For its part, the Foundation undertakes to highlight these residencies and the resulting output, in order to raise the profile of the artists in question. For instance, the sixteen works produced to date were on show in the Condensation exhibition, staged by Gaël Charbau in summer 2013 at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, following by Ginza Maison Hermès Le Forum, the first time outside of France. This initiative will be a fascinating artistic and human endeabour. Genuinely close working relationships have been built up over time.


Overall principles

The artist residency program is taking its place in close collarboration with the workshops. The artists in residence have been suggested to the Foundation by established, internationally-renowned artists under a mentorship scheme. The four mentors are Susanna Fritscher, Richard Deacon, Giuseppe Penone and Emmanuel Saulnier. They have been chosen for their educational talents, their experience in working with materials – and of course for their artistic excellence. The mentors have taken on this mission for a four-year period, nominating new artists each year.

The goal of the program is to provide motivated young artists with an opportunity to develop an original work of art, using techniques and materials which would otherwise be too costly for them. Each residency takes place at a different site in the Hermès manufacturing division.

The residencies are directed at young French-speaking artists (in order to facilitate communication in the workshops). Between 2010 and 2013, sixteen residencies have been organized in Hermès workshops.


The sixteen artists residencies

2010    Elisabeth S.Clark at the Maroquinerie de Sayat
       Benoît Piéron at the Atelier AS
       Olivier Sévère at the Cristalleries de Saint-Louis
       Simon Boudvin at the Maroquinerie des Ardennes
2011    Marine Class at Puiforcat
       Sébastien Gschwind at the Maroquinerie de Saint-Antoine
       Atsunobu Kohira at the Cristalleries de Saint-Louis
       Émilie Pitoiset at the Maroquinerie de Pierre-Bénite
2012    Olivier Beer at the Cristalleries de Saint-Louis
       Oh You Kyeong at Puiforcat
       Félix Pinquier at the Maroquinerie de Belley
       Andrés Ramirez at the Atelier AS
2013    Gabriele Chiari at the Atelier AS
       Marcos Avila Forero at the Maroquinerie Nontronnaise
       Marie-Anne Franqueville at the Cristalleries de Saint-Louis
       Anne-Charlotte Yver at John Lobb


How artists residencies in workshops are organized

The artists produces two copies of their work. They retain full ownership of one, while the second is kept by the Foundation to be presented in the workshops, as well as in exhibitions worldwide.

The artists have an entirely free hand, but must be willing to start with a “blank page” – in other words, with not preconceived ideas of what they will be creating. As a result, the residency starts off with a short observation period ahead of the formal start of their residency, which lasts for between two and three months.

During the residency, artists’ expenses are taken care of by the Foundation, and they receive a grant.The workshops also play their part by assisting the artists on a daily basis, both technically and with logistics.

At the same time, the Foundation carries out promotional work to raise the artists’ profile, in particular by putting together “Residency Journals”.

The dialogue established between the artists and the artisans is designed to nurture a degree of mutual emulation, enabling all those involved to move forward in terms of practice – as well as fire their imaginations. Encounters like these are destined to be both professionally and personally enriching, and as such they embody the Foundation’s core values.
2014/02/28 21:00
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