Ward Shelly paints timelines. The history of avant garde, Andy Warhol, …and Frank Zappa:
The Black Page is our first true interactive short film & by far our most ambitious project to date. Combining the highest quality musical and visual design, The Black Page is a new entertainment experience in which our live onstage band will control in real-time a cast of onscreen animated musical characters.
The short film tells the tale of a lost wanderer who stumbles into a surreal desert landscape, and learns that the door home can only be opened by an unusual guardian. “Frank Zappa meets Salvador Dali in this unique interactive entertainment experience.”
World premiere: 24th September 2009, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle UK.
More background here.
Le Labostrophe is a fellowship between freelance audio/video freak technicians, whose goals are :
– To make available to present-day art makers an original & professional video and/or audio creation, in accordance with their own budget and complementary to their own creative universe;
– To combine on each project the most suitable human resources and work method;
– To contribute to display of artists offering an indispensable alternative to present culture;
With a ZPZ concert imminent in the town of Vilnius, Lithuania, Dweezil, Diva and Gail reckoned it would be a nice opportunity to pay an emo-sho-null tribute to the iconic FZ statue present there. Check out the TV coverage.
‘t Would appear then that not all Zappa statues are created equal…
Via Uni-Muta, where you’ll find more footage from ZPZ’s Vilnius gig.
Click here to view highlights of that night and backstage interviews with the evening’s many and various participants (thanks to Culture Clash).
Don Van Vliet might have been absent in body on this particular evening, yet his presence, and his affect on popular culture, art, and music is unquestionably undeniable.