In 2012, I met Kevin Bisbangian and we decided to make a movie about my paintings and my poems…
Kevin has created a beautiful 30min documentary called “Poetic Emotion”.
It has been awarded “Best short Documentary” at the Saint Tropez International Film Festival and Kevin has been nominated for best director.
The premiere was Friday 7 June 2013: Screening of “Poetic Emotion”
followed by a Q&A. Venue: KLT (Khallili Lecture Theatre) SOAS University of London, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG
Several performance of “Poems on the Bus” are coming up:
- 15th July 2013 at 7.30pm: Spoken Word, Paris
- 24th July 2013 at 7.30pm: RichMix (part of JawDance), London
- 25th July 2013 @7.30pm: Lates@Flatplanet, London.
- 4th August @ 7.30pm: Torriano Meeting House, London.
To buy or read the first pages of the book that inspired the movie, click here: http://www.blurb.co.uk/books/4335045-poems-on-the-bus
Poems on the Bus written and illustrated by Juliette Jeanclaude.
Enjoy the photos from St Tropez Festival in Nice!!
A glimpse into the fascinating world of an artist at work…
Kevin Bisbangian’s short film has imaginatively connected the viewer to the passion, emotion and inspired creativity that is Juliette Jeanclaude. Combining painting, poetry, dance, meditation, movement and music a fascinating assortment of art is created. Representing her desire to see from her heart, Juliette literally paints an eye on the heart in one of her striking works. Working in her studio, we are taken deep into the mind and soul of a unique woman. Painting the portrait of a woman involves not just the model sitting for the artist in the traditional sense but a union between artist and sitter through touch, movement and dance so the artist and model develop a relationship which transcends to the finished painting. Vibrant colours are built up in a patchwork design producing bold, striking, emotional works. Juliette wears her heart on her sleeve and it seems to slip down to the paintbrush and fall onto the canvas where love, emotion and beauty are ejected from the heart. There is a sense of tenderness and poignancy throughout the film, but also the sensation that we have been on a mesmerising voyage through the life and soul of the artist as well as the film maker himself.
© 2012 Judith Wyler