TAKEN BY STORM:THE ART OF STORM THORGERSON AND HIPGNOSIS
RODDY BOGAWA'NIN STORM THORGERSON'UN YAŞAMI VE İŞLERİ HAKKINDAKİ FİLMİ
2013 yılında zamansız aramızdan ayrılan Storm Thorgerson 40 yıldan daha uzun bir süre 12" X 12" albüm kapaklarını çalışma alanı olarak kullanıp Rock and Roll tarihinin en bilinen kapaklarını yarattı. Bunlar arasında Pink Ployd'un Dark Side of the Moon, Led Zeppelin'in Houses of the Holy en çok bilinenler olsa da kendisi Genesis ve Peter Gabriel, 10cc, Alan Parsons, Black Sabbath, UFO, Paul McCartney and Wings, The Cranberries, Muse, Biffy Clyro, Catherine Wheel, The Mars Volta, Anthrax, Ween, Audioslave ve The Steve Miller Band gibi onlarca grubun albüm kapaklarının tasarımını yaptı.
Roddy Bogawa'nın bu belgeseli ise Storm Thorgerson ile yapılan röportajların yanında Pink Floyd'dan David Gilmour ve Nick Mason, Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel, Graham Gouldman ve Alan Parson'ın yorumlarını ve hazırladığı albüm kapaklarının hiçbir yerde görülmemiş hazırlanma aşamalarını içeriyor. Çekimleri 3 yıl süren bu belgesin yapımcısı ise "Control" ve "Big Sur" gibi şahane yapımların arkasındaki isim - Orian Williams.
Bu adam arşivinizdeki albümlerin yarısının tasarımcısı yorumuna kesinlikle hak vereceğiniz ve başka bir yerde bulamayacağınız bu harika belgeseli Etilen aracılığıyla ücretsiz seyredebilirsiniz.
Kaçırmayın, telafisi olmayacak.
Ücretsiz // salon 40 kişi kapasitelidir. // İngilizce
TAKEN BY STORM: THE ART OF STORM THORGERSON AND HIPGNOSIS
A FILM BY RODDY BOGAWA ABOUT THE LIFE AND WORK OF STORM THORGERSON
For over forty years using 12” x 12” album covers as his canvas before his untimely passing in 2013, Storm Thorgerson has created some of the most iconic images in he history of Rock and Roll. Eschewing computer manipulation in favor of building massive sets and tableaus, staging performances and actions and “doing it for real” in what he called “mind movies” and “photo paintings”, Thorgerson deliriously and relentlessly confounded expectations of the relation of images and music, hyperrealism and the everyday, and the role of the record sleeve at the intersection of art and commerce.
As famed graphics company, Hipgnosis, Thorgerson along with Aubrey (Po) Powell and later partner Peter Christopherson designed some of the most recognized record sleeves in the history of Rock and Roll including DARK SIDE OF THE MOON for Pink Floyd and HOUSES OF THE HOLY for Led Zeppelin as well as covers for Genesis and Peter Gabriel,10cc, Alan Parsons, Black Sabbath, UFO, and Paul McCartney and Wings. Thorgerson continued his work as StormStudios having designed artwork for
The Cranberries, Muse, Biffy Clyro, Catherine Wheel, The Mars Volta, Anthrax, Ween, Audioslave, and The Steve Miller Band.
Director Roddy Bogawa’s documentary features intimate interviews of Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell as well as musicians he’s long collaborated with such as David Gilmour and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel, Graham Gouldman of 10cc, and Alan Parsons and never seen before film and photographs of the production of past and present record covers. TAKEN BY STORM: THE ART OF STORM THORGERSON AND HIPGNOSIS takes Thorgerson back to the sites of some of the most famous imagery - the Burbank Studio lot where the businessman on fire was photographed for Pink Floyd’s WISH YOU WERE HERE and the Battersea Power Station in London for the ANIMALS shoot - as Thorgerson recounts the creative processes and methods in their production. As a film documenting
Thorgerson’s philosophies (”a record cover should parallel themes in the music rather than illustrate”), idiosyncratic processes (dragging 765 wrought iron beds onto a beach) and his disdain for the limitations of commercial marketing in the pursuit of one’s artistic vision (the design for Led Zeppelin’s IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR featured six different versions of the cover all hidden from the buyer in a brown paper bag sleeve), the film explores Thorgerson’s artistry with interviews including
Steve Miller, Noel Hogan and Fergal Lawler of The Cranberries, Dominic Howard from Muse, Rob Dickinson of Catherine Wheel, Cedric Bixler Zavala from The Mars Volta, Simon Neil and James Johnston from Biffy Clyro, pop artist Sir Peter Blake (noted designer of SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND), artist Damien Hirst, rock photographer Jill Furmanovsky, Sony BMG Artistic Director Josh Cheuse. EMI Records Marketing Manager Paul Fletcher, and numerous photographers,
illustrators, and graphic artists that have worked closely with Storm Thorgerson throughout his career.
Shot over a three year period and executive produced by Broadway theater director and avid music memorabilia collector, Rob Roth and famed producer Orian Williams (”Control” “Big Sur”), TAKEN BY STORM: THE ART OF STORM THORGERSON AND HIPGNOSIS is also a film about one man’s artistic journey amidst technological change and its affect on imagemaking and our collective memory and culture.
Free // English // max. 40 per.