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Animal Farm


© RD DR 1954 (renewed 1982)

La nature au galop / L’animal en miroir 1

Animal Farm


Directors: John Halas and Joy Batchelor
Writers: George Orwell, John Halas,Joy Batchelor, Philip Stapp, Lothar Wolff
Music: Matyas Seiber
Animation Director: John F. Reed
Subtitle: Taketo Tanaka
Distributor: Ghibli Museum, Mitaka

Summary
This feature-length animation by the legendary animation studio, Halas and Batchelor, is based on the fable by George Orwell. The story is about oppressed animals that hold a revolt, expel their farm owner and then begin managing the farm on their own under the principles of Animalism. However, clouds gradually appear over the happy Animal Farm with animals that, no matter how hard they work, cannot reach affluence, and pigs that rule the farm through clever propaganda and violence and end up corrupt. The film bravely paints the domination structures of human societies, a message handed down even to the present day through this fable.
This film was the first feature-length animation created in the U.K. This masterpiece by Halas and Batchelor, brings together the technology and passion of the time. One of the highlight is the final scene, which differs from the original story.


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2016/06/09 18:00
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"Making Waves" Isabelle Daëron



[Title] Making Waves
[Artist] Isabelle Daëron
[Date] May 19 to July 12, 2016


Living in the city, there is a tendency to forget the reality of the everyday blessings forthcoming from nature. Resources both precious and finite in their essence, in fact, integrally support the fabric of our lives.

In “Making Waves,” the French artist Isabelle Daëron turns to the movement of water to address the Hermès 2016 theme of “La Nature au Galop (Nature at Full Gallop).” To articulate the dynamism of this motion, she harnesses the form of water drops to compose the entire landscape in these displays.

The large front window depicts various different sources of water in the natural world. Her images commence with the pelting down of rain on pavement, moving on to track the waters of mighty waves flowing into the sea, and the frozen descent of water onto in icicle-like structure. All of this flows into a single integrated storyline, with the Hermès products dotting the landscape likewise closely engaged in the movement.

Developed in the smaller window is her examination of the ties between objects and water. Portrayed here are silkworms feeding on mulberry leaves and the resulting silk, rock surfaces conjuring up images of silver mining realms and other sagas to convey the bonds between raw materials and water. Not halting there, the space also explores how water is used in the crafting of jewelry, the dyeing of leather and the washing of silk. This effectively ushers in images of the so-called “water footprint”* of water consumed in such production activities.

The phrase “Making Waves” also carries the nuance of prolonged confrontations raising doubts or questions along the way. Turning her attention to the dual aspects of the unbroken presence of water in the lap of nature on one hand, and the human society that makes use of that water on the other, the result is a roadmap for contemplating the realities of water and the world in which we make our lives.

*The water footprint measures the amount of water used to produce each of the goods and services we use.

Isabelle Daëron - Designer
Isabelle Daëron is a designer based in Paris. She designs objects, installations and spaces from a reflection on the living environment and natural elements that constitute it. For instance, her project Topiques or the utopian desire to inhabit flows gathers a series of objects questioning the use of natural flows and sustainable energies in public space. For this work, she received some prizes : Lille design Prize (2012), Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris (2013), Audi Talents Awards (2015). Her projects were displayed in CCA Kitakyushu, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Matadero (Madrid), Complexe Suvilahti (Helsinki).
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Ballade à Devil's Tower The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver...


Left:©Les Films d'Ici Right: ©Werner Herzog Film


La nature au galop / Envolées extrêmes 
Ballade à Devil's Tower

Director: Pierre-Antoine Hiroz
Cinematography: Patrick Aubertel, Thierry Machado
Music: Marie Hiroz
Editing: Emmanuelle Nobecourt
Original Music: Benoit Fromanger, Patrice Mondon

The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner

Director: Werner Herzog
Cinematography: Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein
Cast: Walter Steiner

These films examine the relationship between human beings and nature based on two types of outdoor sports.

Located in the U.S. state of Wyoming, Devil's Tower is a huge rock formation with a towering height of 386 meters. A French woman dared to climb this extremely perilous peak, beloved by free climbers everywhere, without such much as a lifeline. What goes through people’s minds when they encounter absolute nature? This documentary focuses on Catherine Destivelle, considered to be one of the world’s top climbers, as she sets out on this solitary challenge.

Walter Steiner, a legendary Swiss ski jumper, is the subject of the second film. In Steiner’s intimate interviews with the film’s director Werner Herzog, conducted as he trained to become a world champion and win an Olympic Gold Medal, the athlete discusses his extraordinary passion for woodcarving, life dreams, and the profound loneliness that goes along with being a genius.

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