I’m so having a music and art week and the Soko: Love Letter video – animating the art of Niki de Saint Phalle to music and lyrics of Soko on the Nowness website – fits my mood perfectly.
Many years ago, on a bright summer day in Paris, I stumbled across an exhibition of Niki de Saint Phalle’s outdoor sculptures. Fabulous fun art and how lovely to see it brought to contemporary life digitally – you’ve got to think that many creative artists of bygone ages would have delighted in expressing themselves in this way, no? From the Nowness blog:
The beguiling illustrations of Niki De Saint Phalle come alive to the sound of French starlet Soko’s “Love Letter,” a song directly inspired by the late Franco-American artist’s 1988 book, My Love, Where Shall We Make Love? “When the idea first came up to do a film based on Niki’s artwork, Soko was the first person I thought of, as there is something very tough and tender in everything she does,” says artist, curator and filmmaker Aaron Rose, who made the short based on the drawings found in Saint Phalle’s accordion-folding book, which muses on the quirks and intricacies behind human devotion. “The way Soko took the feeling of the text in the book and completely transformed them into her own just blew me away.” …
Do click across to Nowness to read more and watch the truly engaging video: Soko: Love Letter. Enjoy.