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Video & Contemporary Painting

THE ARTIST & THE VIDEO

Music, Drawing and Video

• Accordion
Yann-Fañch Perroches
• Camera
Hervé Coudrais
• Painting brush
Yvo Jacquier
In this video clip, the contemporary artist realizes a freehand sketch of a woman's silhouette. The practice of drawing reveals its immediacy.
The emotional music of Yann-Fañch Perroches accompanies the gesture of the calligrapher, as much as the images of the director Hervé Coudrais. Without any premeditation, the rhythm of the creation is the same.


The musician Yann-Fañch Perroches

Yann-Fañch Perroches is a diatonic accordion player from Brittany, specializing in both traditional and newer, more innovative music styles. He was a founding member of the groups Skolvan, Cocktail Diatonique and Jolie Vilaine. Yann-Fañch Perroches’ playing, especially the harmonies he uses in his original compositions, is heavily influenced by jazz. He is remarkable for his rich use of the left hand and the outstanding swing in his playing.
(Source : Wikipedia, translated from french)

Yann-Fañch Perroches playing the accordion. The composition « Maria » of the video is one track of the CD titled « Daou ha daou » which means « 2 and 2 » in Breton language. Yann-Fañch and Yvo share the same approach of the relationship between tradition and innovation. They built the ideorealist art movement on this base. Now, they invest their experience into a parallel between the harmony and the geometry, after the revelation of Bartok's lessons.

The logo of Pénélope Leprévost

The video of the rider Penelope Leprevost, who chose a painting of Yvo Jacquier as logo.
The famous french horse rider Pénélope Leprévost won an olympic medal few months after that she chose a calligraphy of Yvo Jacquier as emblem (she is notably the owner of the copyrights of this work). She has created her own brand of riding equipment.

This video clip has been shot on a Normandy beach. With the complicity of her horse, Penelope Leprévost demonstrates the elegance and the mastery of her art.

Can we ignore video ?

Nowadays nobody can ignore video technics in art. This phenomenon is curiously the revenge of the visual on a text which has supplanted image since the development of printing - at Renaissance. The fields of this rather recent media are numerous. The most evident applications are in tutorial and communication elements. The dynamic of animation is a great advantage to keep an audience « awake ».
The video is a discipline that cinema fills only for a part. The contemporary art exceeds the borders that define usual actors. This development becomes especially impressive with the video mapping. Several artists represent this new stream in Prague, like Dan Gregor. This well known creator is interested in Sacred Geometry, and with Yvo Jacquier, they plan to build a scenario about the composition of the « Birth of Venus » by Sandro Botticelli.