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10 years already!

November 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the start of my collaboration with the immense Italian harpsichordist Paola Erdas.

We have made quite a collection of movies together since, and we are likely to do live concerts very soon, in Trieste, Italy.

Several of our movies have been selected by…


Added by Jean Detheux on November 4, 2017 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Master Baffler: How Philip Guston Gave Form to Doubt

“Paul Valery once said that a bad poem is one that vanishes into meaning,” Philip Guston told an interviewer in 1966, adding, “In a painting in which this is a room, this is a chair, this is a head, the imagery does not exist — it vanishes into recognition…. I want my work to include more.”

Read the full article …


Added by Jean Detheux on October 27, 2017 at 10:14am — No Comments

Drawing, a fast disappearing art form.

My latest article has recently been published by the Society for Animation Studies, it was also printed in the Melbourne International Animation Festival catalogue which was held a few weeks ago.

It examines important “steps” in the genesis of an image, and it offers avenues to explore to people who either have approached drawing superficially, or only know the “procedural" aspect of digital art.…


Added by Jean Detheux on July 17, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New album on Vimeo: "Mostly with piano(s) (and pianists)"

Here’s a collection of favourite pieces of mine done in collaboration with some remarkable musicians, pianists, yes, but most of them composers as well: Mostly with piano(s) (and pianists)…


Added by Jean Detheux on April 13, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Can (should) Animation reach beyond the “entertainment dependency?”

Here’s my third blog entry at Animation Studies, it has a lot to do with the place of Visual Music (and Experimental/Abstract Animation) in the world of Animation festivals:…


Added by Jean Detheux on February 19, 2015 at 7:13am — No Comments

“Unless it grows out of yourself, no knowledge is really yours, it is only a borrowed plumage.” (D.T. Suzuki)

Here's an article that points to something really basic, too often overlooked: 

"James Ensor, Willem de Kooning, and “Visual Karaoke.”

Added by Jean Detheux on February 13, 2014 at 6:25am — No Comments



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