Thursday, February 01, 2007

Art Basel Meets New Wave

The Bruce High Quality Foundation, an arts collective with funky projects, has just released their film L'eau de Vie. Shot on site at Art Basel Miami 2005, the film is an homage to Jean-Luc Goddard and the New Wave style of filmmaking from the 60's.
Shot on location in Miami, Florida during the 2005 Art Basel tradeshow, L’eau De Vie is the story of one woman (Aurora Pellizzi) and an international art fair. A bellicose actor (Karim El-Tanamli), hot on the trail of a painting he has never seen, brings his arm-candy girlfriend Aurora along for a weekend trip to Art Basel Miami. While the actor and a bumbling art consultant (Nelson Figallo) pursue the elusive painting “L’eau De Vie,” Aurora meets a homegrown revolutionary (Tonatiuh Pellizzi) determined to provoke a local uprising against the flood of cultural tourists. Aurora also meets a disenchanted French artist (Jeanne Detallante) showing at the fair in the midst of an existential crisis over her own relationship to the art world.

It's a fun concept, but the trailer seems a bit lame, the acting seems stilted and the camera is really challenged. However, it's nice to get ole Art Bazz on film.
Watch the trailer here.

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