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Tadzio Sculpture in Frankfurt - November 2019

- Painting a gorilla for Jersey Zoo - 2019

- Sculpting Tadzio from Death in Venice 

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TADZIO SCULPTURE IN FRANKFURT - November 2019

I was delighted to be contacted by Fernando Carmena of the European FilmPhilharmonic Institute. Together with conductor Frank Strobel, he was

designing a series of concerts at the Alte Opera, Frankfurt, entitled Die Lange Nacht.

The performances would trace the exodus of music makers from Europe to Hollywood.

During the evening the HR-Sinfonieorchester would perform Mahler's Adagietto from

the 5th Symphony from Visconti's classic 'Death in Venice' - Fernando's idea was to project an image of my sculpture to accompany the performance along with stills

from the original movie. 

 

I was honoured indeed to be involved.  Thank you Fernando!

Photo:- 

Die Lange Nacht 

Alte Oper Frankfurt, 16.11.2019 

Frank Strobel, conductor 

hr-Sinfonieorchester 

European FilmPhilharmonic Institute

PAINTING A GORILLA FOR JERSEY ZOO - 2019

Earlier this year I was invited to participate in Jersey Zoo's campaign to raise funds for

a new gorilla enclosure.  The project took me from painting a life-size gorilla late Spring to visiting Jersey and the Zoo and an extra-ordinary auction in early November.

More details and photos here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCULPTING TADZIO from DEATH IN VENICE

I was delighted last year to be contacted by Criterion Films asking me to consider creating the cover for their Blu-Ray and DVD restoration of Luchino Visconti's classic 1971 movie Death In Venice.  The idea was to make a sculpture of the character of Tadzio from the film that would look like he was ageing or decaying.  After

completing the piece last October I'm thrilled to see the movie released

in the UK this month.

 

Go to - 

 

Criterion for more details on the release,

Sculpting Tadzio for an article on how the piece was produced.

And visit my Sculpture page for more images.

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© Cliff Wright  2016

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