Archived entries for Posters

Lip-synch the life

I rarely write about other works on my site. But yesterday I saw a piece of art, that deeply moved me, and I must say – is a real inspiration for me, evoking some really dramatically decisions, may be. I always loved the theater, more than everything. I started with the theater, studied theater, was making posters for the theater. It seems to be my destiny, to love this art form. But after I saw yesterday Robert Lepage 9 hours LIPSYNCH, I know for sure, that this is one of most powerful and deep experiences and feelings, I’ve ever had. It started, that I cried after the first 10 min. It ended crying at the end. At the middle I’ve laughed as hell. It was thought provoking, deep, intense experience. It passed as a 5 min adrenalin booster.
This tale for the voice, the lack of the voice, and imitated, synchronized voice behind the life, is a smashing achievement for the contemporary theater. I think it has the impact of Brook’s Mahabharata, but goes further. It tells the stories of 9 people, lip-sinchronised in their desperate essay to understand their life, to remember it, and to hear their inner and true voices. And the voices, the true voices, and the words, and the accents, can change everything, not because they are meaningful, but because behind each voice stays an unique human, and the language is nothing but vowels, and syllables. It is a music, that we think understand, but are often mistaken (one of the monologues in the play stated after hearing that he cannot be understood in his own country by his greek secretary – “My bloody Scotish accent, ea? What about Your accent, Greek girl? What about all those polishes, roumanians, EastEuropeans in my city? ” Even the italians are gone,from their pizzarias, at least we understood them! Nobody speeks English in London anymore! I have to pass a crash course on Serbo-croation, if I want to order a capuchino at the coffee on the corner. It become a Disney world of the planet, my city!”
It is not the language, my friends. The world has changed, and our brains. It is the music of Your voice that is important.
The music of the silence is the only one that counts, when we love and hate.
Abfiejhafjsal ajikhadso mucho amourekos!

Lipsett diaries poster

Sometimes I question myself – Why do I like doing animated films? And the answer often is – To create the posters for my own films. There is nothing more satisfactory in therms of “design:client” relation aspect as  to work for myself.
The most important part of a film is … his poster. Only the good films have good posters. But sometimes behind some good posters are hidden bad films. Not so often, though…
So, just now I consider the film finished. That’s it.

20 Years ago

At this day. The communism just got down. Like this – click. It was a happy day – didn’t believe it first. It seemed that it is there forever. No signs of falling and freedom. Some ecological demonstrations, after that out teacher of perspective named us fachists…
I was with my teachers at the academy, when they told me at the lunch – it seems that the dictator is down. We got drunk. It marked the beginning of 2 Years, that I’ve spent on the barricades, drawing posters, organizing strikes, meetings, occupations, and even participating in a really violent act of attacking a governmental building, fire on it, excited in an anarchistic drunkenness from the sudden freedom. Who needed art in those days – instead of painting models of old women and naked models, I was painting posters, and slogans for demonstrations, and spending my year on the streets with the lumpen proletariat of the marginals and all time losers. The beautiful times of the holly freedom, when You can see a cop, or Your boss, or Your teacher, or any authorities on the street, and to pee on his shoes and tell him that You just fucked his sister, and he would say – thank You. Henry David Thoreau was my writer, and everything was pure excitement. 20 Years ago. All the important happenings in my life happens in November. The fall of the communism, my daughter was born in November, I first met my wife in November. My film is going to be finished in November… I love Novembers!

An old CD

Just found in a very, very old CD those old posters. I was already in Montreal (or just before I arrived ) when I did them, but still working for some theater companies in Sofia. 1998-2001.
I absolutely forgot even that I did those posters. I even don’t think that I have printed copies of them ( except the posters for Trainspotting) The others are lost somewhere, I guess… Memories… At this time of my life I was doing between 15 and 30 posters annually. Which is more than the posters that I did in Canada for 10 Years…This is exactly the difference between hectic Bulgaria, and the slow motion Canada. I’m still not sure what I prefer though…

The Dove

Hamlet in a piquant dressing
A poster for French institut in Sofia for the XXI century.

Trainspotting theater play



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