In the 1980s, when VHS arrived in Ghana, screenings of traveling cinema were set up in mobile theaters, video clubs, or shops. The movies were often delivered without the original posters, the promotion was then ensured by local artists with unbridled imagination. Hand painted on large pieces of canvas or used flour bags, sometimes without […]
Probably born in Normandy in the last decade of the 19th century, it was not until 2007 that hundreds of collages signed by René Apallec were discovered in an attic of Toulouse in the south of France. We don’t have much information about his life. Did he work as a nurse during the First World […]
Hugh Marjoe Ross Gortner was born on 14 January 1944 in a family of evangelists. Almost strangled by his umbilical cord during delivery, the obstetrician told his mother that it was a miracle that the child survived.
Thus was born “Marjoe” – for Mary and Joseph – the miracle child.
Polish documentary filmmaker and photographer, Tomasz Gudzowaty has gained international recognition through numerous publications and awards. Discovery of an intense work through 2 series exploring the dark districts of Mexico: LUCHA LIBRE and INVADING URBAN SPACE.
Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice in 2004, Kaja Renkas assembles old images, prints, photographs, postcards and creates surrealist collages that are reminiscent of Dada or Monty Python.
Scarfolk, which is forever locked in the 1970s, is a satire not only of that decade but also of contemporary events. It touches on themes of totalitarianism, suburban life, occultism & religion, school & childhood, as well as social attitudes such as racism and sexism.
The term Pachimon includes various Japanese postcards, playing cards, and trading cards, highly prized in the 1960s and early 1970s, depicting imitations of famous cinema monsters such as Godzilla, Gamera, or Mothra: the kaijū.