AES+F: Tatjana Aramasova, Lev Evzovich, Evgeny Svyatsky and photographer
Vadim Fridkes Le Roi de la Forêt (The King
of the Forest) is the mythological creature of Europe (first
in Denmark as King of Elves). It kidnaps beautiful children and
hides them in his palace. This plot was used in poem by J.W. Goethe
and in the novel of Michel Tournier. The project Le Roi de
la Forêt is a series of performances in the different
countries (Russia, Thailand, etc.). As a result we will have a series
of photograph and video with sound.
The project concerns the theme of the corporate identity of professional
children. The massmedia image of humankind became younger and younger
The teens from Calvin Kleins advertising models and pop stars,
who starts the carriers from the childhood, young heroes of tennis
- all the media world in the beginning of new millennium is unusually
young and sometimes extremely young, for example pampers commercials.
For the first performance in the throne hall of the Catherine II.
palace in Pushkin tower near St. Petersburg we chose more then two
hundred pupils of the special ballett and sport schools and some
children from model agencies from St. Petersburg, all of them from
3,5 to 11 years old. We did not ask the children for special poses,
but they behaved themselves in front of camera as well as experienced
media stars from cover stories.(TANK, Volume No 2, Issue 5. London,
HINWEIS: Die arabische Version findet im Mai 2002 in Kairo statt.
Dieses Projekt wird im MAK Wien November 2002 mit dem Titel More
than Paradise präsentiert.
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