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Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Airstream bambi, camping cars, trailer parks, hippy houses

I also dont like to have to live in a "hippy house" type of architecture.

On the question of, is it a good idea to buy an Airstream - a silver bullet - and put it onto a residential lot, in the back garden, or on the side in place of a garage?
Are there laws regarding on what is allowed on lots?

Would the sheer fact that its a camping car trailer (Airstream included) be downgrading the neighbourhood?
In a neighbourhood thats upper middle class fine landscape, big lawns, would a tiny silver bullet on the back garden be viewed as - ringing alarm bells - "trailer park"?

Would carrying a brand-name change purse upgrade the entire person? If the entire person is somewhat more Walmart? (i think the name brand purse detail indicates a desire of where the person wants to go, but doesnt really change the overall effect of the persons look)

Or, if the entire person is mainly fancy designer clothed, name brand etc, could a dollar store plastic change purse change the way the person looks? (I think this little detail would add, rather than down grade the overall look. Someone who is totally in designer clothing is really hmmm... a touch too heavy i think.)


I see these cute mobile silver bullets Airstreams as a mobile office, a writing cabin (Bernard Shaw did all his writing in a cabin in the garden) or as a camping car to travel across North America, Europe etc.

But if it were a writing cabin, then, i like a lot more windows and maybe have a simple log cabin... hahahhah (coming back to the tiny house ideas)

I saw only one Airstream from the past trip , 10 days, it was on the highway.

In Florence the tents were really nice, square, beige sand color. Uniform. Italians has such great style - even for a camp ground. It was set on the hill in a park, next to 5 star hotels. On Piazza St Michelangelo, with a David statute next door.

There was a camp site that we went to late at night, it was dark... its obvious that the people who were there lived there for quite a while, because the setting has a neighbourhood hang out feel, they really "lived" there, they were not travellers, the ambiance is definitely not at all the same as a holiday traveller camp site. Because you see all the daily laundry , with babies, dogs etc. This was just outside of Genova.

But i saw one place at Linz Germany last year, each camping car had different tiny home like woodedn facades, each one different, with tiny lawns and flowers, and sometimes even mushrooms with midgets dolls, it was very cute and shows the owner of the campings love for his camp site - also it backs onto a river. And is the only one in town. The ambiance is really different. These are summer homes for some people i guess.

If people lived in there full time, with the density of all the units - they were close together in row houses fashion. Its a wooden miniature camp park ground - still I cannot call this camp site a "trailer park". But a summer camp ground with pre-fab units.

A "trailer park" - the sad stuff, is like in the movie, by Ken Loach "Its a Free World" - now, that is what the sad awful "trailer home park" means.
You have to have cheap pre-fabs, dense units, no landscaping and lots of people living in it, migrant worker people who need to save money.

If the poeple were educated, then the ambiance is less tough, because they are passing through a phase - you could see them moving onto better spaces.

If they were un-educated, you see very little room for change, usually they have children, children brings hope and the future. Then, the overall feeling is survival... making it day by day. Makes the ambiance very tough.

But children are naturally joyful and silly, so its sunshine and laughter and crying and pee pee poo poo, bo bo, and days fly by.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Monday, 14 April 2008

Relentless Roux, laser cut jeans

Relentless Roux - :) She hunted down the creator of the Wild Grass relentlessly... now i have fields of flowers too. "Field of Dreams" particle effects by Jim Thomson

Relentless Roux showing me how each station works... here is the laser cut table.

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Supreme Hooboo, Cassandi Gossipgirl, Moving Picture Comic Book, Les Randonneurs a Saint Tropez, Lady Jane, Disco,

Swannjie went to the training session waiting for Supreme Hooboo - but no show. Met Cassandi Gossipgirl.
But checked out EyeBeam web site, the rl EyeBeam is located in NYC, very interesting alternative media space, with artist residencies, workshops etc.

Films viewed:

Les Randonneurs a Saint Tropez 2*
I like it, Karin Viard is a very good actress, instead of the usual stereotypical snappy baker boss, she played a feminine real estate business woman - bored of her husband - she went on a binge of male human warmth - the comedy flows with so many small details, Peolvoorde is very good. He is not just a comic, there is another layer of depth of his portrayal each time. Everyone is great. The serious brother has a very tight face, but in face of a beautiful intelligent woman, Tiffany, played by Cyrielle Clair - who read Etre et Neant... etc. hahahahha. He smiled. And his character is supported by small details, like at the police station where they got their car towed away, the photo of a much younger him, with hippy hair and beard... all has been expressed in such a short succint manner. A man from hippy to copy service owner, who in the end leaves through a magazine, or a web site, with a dreamy soft smile - he is looking at his love interest - Tiffany - in a center fold, in a platinum wig, Crazy Horse show girl that she is - with high heel shoes and diamonds.

Everybody has a complete character profile. Nobody is truly bad. A great comedy with depth. Its maybe caricatural, but if we look at it as if its a comic book, isnt this a totally competant moving picture comic book?

Disco 1.5*
The dancing is fun to watch, I like the Polish shipping team, their dancing routine is charming in a boyish way. Dancing is nice to watch.

The foreman dancer of the Didier Travolta team was very good, he could dance, and moves so well. Didier Travolta is in his old fun no-work self. The caricature in this film is much less rich than the Les Randonneur. But we are there to see the dancing and all the "has-been" charms. Depardieu, fat, like a mountain is always fun to watch. He said: worst thing for a show is, so so so 'AS-BEEN -
I would have liked to see more sequences of real dancing and not trick shots. Didier Travolta is very nice, but not yet convincing as a has-been dancer.

Lady Jane 2*
A film about revenge between gangsters.
Aix, Marseille, gangsters, revenge, killer, fancy boutique retirement, tatoo on the inner wrist... not that credible. But very interesting as the film is set in the south of france, focused on the little people milieu. One of the underside of French society. Of immigrants, outsiders, survivers. Not your foreign art house film about existentiel love problems in the bourgeois homes. (People usually like to see this type of film, it gives them dreams , like la femme d'a cote, beautiful apts, fancy clothes, etc etc)

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Horton, DoubleHappiness Jeans, Tile Project.

DoubleHappiness Jeans, working at the factory, and New York/Beijing Media Art Festival 2008, fun, come see us! April 15th 2008

Films viewed:

Horten 3*
Very charming elephants, and all the little critters... cute, sweet, and Horten is worth its weight in gold!
I say what i mean, and I mean what I say, I am 100% true to my words always! Then he remembers all the names of the people who lives on the speck. Smart elephant and sweet. Everybody should go see it. Dr.Seuss is the greatest!

I always wanted to be a gangster 2.5*
French movie, an exercise of style, with famous singer... after the Cigarette and Coffee of Jim Jarmusch.

3h10 suma 2*
Remake Western, bullets, shooting, horses, stunt... etc

Tile Project Exhibit in Beijing, India, open invitation for everybody!