Monday 1 August 2016

"Cork In The Ocean" by Francis Macdonald and Harry Pye

"Art must make you laugh a little and make you a little afraid. Anything as long as it doesn't bore."
"Cork in the Ocean" is one of the tracks that will one day feature on Macdonald & Pye's debut album "Bonjour." Over the last couple of months Gordon Beswick has been filming an accompanying video. The track tells the story of Jean Debuffet (1901 - 1985) and shares some of his observations on art and life. In the still above you see Debuffet (played by Harry Pye) at an exhibition of his later work. The photo below is of actress Jasmine Bullock playing Jean's kindly grandmother who always believed in him and always supported him.
The sculpture in the top slide is actual Debuffet work that was being exhibited by The Timothy Taylor Gallery. In other sections of the film the paintings, drawings and sculptures you will see are made by Pye with help from either Francis Macdonald or Gordon Beswick.
One of the fake Debuffet works made for the film is a sculpture made from polystyrene entitled Homme avec ├ęcharpe if you want to come and see it in the flesh come and see the Life of Pye exhibition at Studio One Gallery in Wandsworth.
The opening night is Thursday the 4th of August.

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