Wednesday, 18 January 2012

More street art

Rue Trial, Avignon
Continuing on yesterday's post, what else is new on the street art scene? I found in a narrow back lane a caption you might have read before : "what matters isn't the fall but the landing", certainly a reference to the movie La Haine (Hate or hatred) by Mathieu Kassovitz (1995) where the main characters often repeat the same joke about a man who falls from the 50th floor and keeps saying to himself 'so far so good, so far so good' - but what matters of course is the moment you land... Indeed the movie ends tragically. And right across from the caption is a life-size image of the Pied Piper of Hamelin with rats gathering around him (the fun bit is you can see more rats further up the street, all heading in his direction).
Now what's the connection between both works? The anticipation of a tragic ending I presume? I'll leave the answer to your sagacious minds...

Suite du billet d'hier - quoi de neuf encore en matière de street art ? J'ai trouvé dans une ruelle étroite cette phrase : "l'important c'est pas la chute c'est l'atterrissage", que vous connaissez peut-être du film La Haine. Les héros y répètent souvent l'histoire du type qui tombe du cinquantième étage et qui se répète "jusqu'ici tout va bien, jusqu'ici tout va bien". Mais l'important ce n'est pas la chute, c'est l'atterrissage... Et en effet, le film se termine tragiquement.
Juste en face dans la même ruelle on trouve un joueur de flûte de Hamelin entouré de ses rats. Ce qu'il y a d'amusant c'est qu'on voit quelques rats épars assez loin dans la rue, tous se dirigeant vers lui. Maintenant quelle connection faire entre ces deux dessins ? L'anticipation d'une fin tragique ? Je laisse la réponse à votre sagacité...

12 comments:

Bergson said...

et Nicolas nous promets une chute difficile ...

Chri said...

Ils quittent souvent les navires en premier?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I like street art, if it is painted in a location that allows street art. The pied piper is very creative, although that is probably the only context in which I would want to see paintings of rats.

Valparaiso, Chile, has the best street art that we have seen They even have an "open air museum" that is a district that welcomes street art.

Olivier said...

de croire les faiseurs de reve, on tombe de haut.

jeandler said...

Les rats sont dans la ville ?
Quelle arrivée ! Hans, le joueur de flûte, les rassemble et jusqu'au Rhône les conduira. Ouf !

Adrianne Molin said...

Yeah, makes me think about this, "What matters isn't the moment you fall, it's the moment you land."


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Les villageois n'ont pas été sages vis-à-vis du joueur de flûte.
Il leur aurait bien fallu avoir atterri sages.

Chrissy Brand said...

Enjoyable art!

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Pasadena Adjacent said...

I imagine they were authored by different artist ruling out the notion of a collaboration...but it's great when, together, they unintentionally create a narrative

Nathalie said...

Pasadena I personally think they were both authored by the same person. I may be wrong but I feel there's a similar style there, all in angular lines.

Nathalie said...

Update on Friday 20th January - I am sad to report that these two works no longer exist. Both walls have been repainted. The city council is trying to discourage street art (or more specifically graffiti) by having walls cleaned up or painted over ASAP.

mirae said...

ah c'est touchant Nathalie. une fois j'ai fait cette pièce avec les enfants.

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