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Author : Laury Granier. Director and cineast. He teaches cinema at Sorbonne University in Paris.His last long feature Mummy Mommy  casting Carolyn Carlson (main part) won Andreï Tarkovski first award for the artistic creation and the film language. It had been released in France for five months in 1999 and abroad (also in New York at the Anthology film Archives).

Artistic painter under the name of Laury Aime (different exhitions in Europs).

Project : Travelling exhibitions with interchangeable modules with a painted piano by Laury Aime as the main piece with a possible dialogue between different artforms, the piano being the central piece : paainting – music – poetry - video dance –cinema.)

The main pieces of this exhibition are as follow :

Musical interpretations of several score paintings by musicians (composer-interpreters) Interpretation takes the form of improvisation or composition. Different interpretations have been previously filmed or taped or audio taped. To be referred to " some paintings for an exhibition " according to Moussorgski.

A limited edited Artist book Four hand piano : a work with 45 coloured photographies (21 x 29,7 cm) of the Laury Aime painted piano as well as 24 poms by Michèle Finck poet professor of compared literature at Strasboug University specialist of interaction between poetry and arts. Jean Rouch and Maria Luisa Spaziani wrote the prefaces (Lorimage 2000 Edition) it has been translated in several languages (English by Mary Ann Caws), German and Italian…)

The book was conceived as an initiatory course photo thanks to a kind of travelling backward.

First painted details of the piano are revealed (we ca identify them little by little to finally dicover the total vision of the instrument. Towards the end of the course, the piano opens discovering the painted inside with one of the score painting lying on the stand.

Using these main elements, several exhibitions with interchangeable modules (depending on the places, galeries’demands, museums and public expectations are possible. It’s up to any space manager to collaborate with Laury granier in order to choose the most interesting arrangement for him. Therefore it’s an open installation to be achieved with the interested places and the public involved.

Here are some different exhibitions with interchangeable modules from the simplest form to the most complicated.

  1. Exhibition of the book Four hand piano. The book is dispayed pages after pages : each covered by a piece of glass. It can be shown in one language only or in several.
  2. Exhibition of the book and the piano itself. The book wich presents macroscopic photographies of details of the painted piano, allows the public to be more aware of the work of miniature achieved – by the master himself. In this version of the exhibition, the vision of the piano itself is the result of an initiatory course shown in the book
  3. . Exhibition of the book, the piano and a choice of score paintings. To the last picture of the book which shows a score picture on the music stand, of the painted piano, corresponds several score paintings presented on dadoes.
  4. Exhibition of the piano and several " score paintings " without giving importance to the book (this one will be shown only on a table).
  5. Exhibition of the painted piano, the book itself and several score paintings :several composers will interprete these score paintings. These interpretations can be shown either on T. V. screen (film of composers interpreting the score pictures) or with audio tapes at public disposal. Slides (6x6 cm) of painted details of the piano can be screened in addition with the reproductions shown in the book.
  6. Exhibition of the painted piano of the book and of the score paintings while musical interpretations on T. V. or audio tape will be on. In this versions of the exhibition spectators are given infrared helmets whenever they look at the score picture of their choice. They can hear the corresponding interpretation on a T. V. situated near the painting. The spectator will be able to watch the film which was realised about a musicians’s interpretation of the painting.
  7. Exhibition of the painted piano, the book and score pictures, some interpretaations (on TV and aaudio infrared helmet for spectators (cf. above) In this version of the exhibition, the score painting (the number may be chosen) are an unpainted black piano which would be used as score paintings stands. This is just a cinematographical sign to the film director Birby Berkley (" the gold diggers ")
  8. One of these exhibitions, (the most complette one preferaably) is used as scenery for a choregraaphy which would be drawn freely by various elements of the exhibition painted score paintings the film of musical adaptation, painted piani, poems) the dancing body being aa kind of new brush which draws lines in the space of the exhibition.

As a whole this work in its totality painting music poetry video dance will constitute the elements of a film directed and produced by Laury Granier.

The choregraphies can be in solo or in groups and vvary according to the kind of spaces thus allowing a more elaborated film by variations thanks to new chorgraphs (eventually depending on the offer of spaces. These choregraphies can take place in presence of the public either spontaneously like happenings or specially conceived for the camera.