theatre An Anthology All images: Cinq étoiles productions
An Anthology Beyond the Walls of Eden began as a three minute short film. The original idea was simple, Scarlett Rouge powdered in white walking through the apartment. The analogy of a ghostly occurrence was an artistic gesture to puncture through time, the way the apartment appeared to us.

We lived in a temporal capsule that allowed us to share the phantoms of our past while contemplating the aspirations of the future. Serendipitously, an encounter with Cinq Étoiles Productions was made. Bewitched by our vision, and the enduring lavishness of the apartment, they herald us to develop the subject.

Thus, began the undertaking that led to an art film, which ultimately became an art installation, musical trailer, and virtual platform ascribed to function as a memoir repository of our journey. Art can be seen as the act of imitating life, or a fabricated construct to reflect upon our lives.

Intuitively and consciously, our screenplay began to revolved around the limited perception of childhood memories and the ideals of mothership. At the time we were constructing the narrative, Saulo’s mother had recently passed away. While arresting in quiet refuge with his adoptive sister Scarlett, he came to terms with his individuality’s departure from the customary exigency of his parentage. At the same time, a recurring ‘vicious cycle’ in Scarlett’s psychology and emotional wounds of a perceived ‘oppressive’ mother were reaching a breach of dissolution and apex of reconciliation.

The apartment continued to be a source of inspiration. Built to shelter the virtues and vices of gaiety parties, we were haunted by the fading glamour and literally stricken by the decomposing glitter falling upon our faces. Working on our long monolithic table, we were often reminded of Charles Dickens’ ‘Great Expectations’ depiction of Miss Havisham, in her wedding dress festooned by cobwebs, pointing out the ‘wedding cake’ nibbled by mice.

This backdrop led to long nights of musing about our own feelings of inadequacies, and the pressures of ‘great expectations’ in our respective lives. While seriously taking stock of the past and the plurality of our common interest, some nights were spirited away in endless showering of champagne wine, invoking spirits from another time and the spectral residents of our ‘1 Place Palais du Bourbon’ place.

Beyond the Walls of Eden’ s dreamlike narrative emerged from the amalgamation of our Mothers’ dynasties. Nevertheless, our mission was to create a universal artwork relevant to the most significant phases of self-realization and apperception all humans must go through.

In this apartment, where almost every wall and closet was a mirror, the Lacanian similitude in which the child becomes aware of the “I” in the “mirror stage” was and remains uncanny. In his theory, it is the first time the child is able to recognize his or her body as its own entity, albeit, the “mirror stage” happens at 18 months. Yet as artists, we continuously place ourselves in the confrontation and construction of our subjectivity, and frequently draw from the disembodied stated at different phases of our eternally metamorphosing human development.

For the child, or creative inner child, the ambition is essentially the same, resulting in the foundation of becoming one’s own greatest nurturing supporter, while maintaining an objective introspective gaze, without which we would collectively cease to grow. In other words, a personal proclamation to be one’s own mother and child simultaneously. Wisdom tells us that the only constant in life is change; our broken hearts will make us stronger.

Impeded plans and serpentine roads will lead to unexpected arenas and finally steer us towards Itaka. From this vista, the finality becomes secondary and the journey is the nucleus. On the cosmic level, the idea of ‘Great Expectations’ quickly falls away, only Quixote’s windmills or the shadows in Plato’s cave remain to be seen for what they are, illusions. We swim in the sine wave motion that drops to momentary death and arises into perpetual rebirth.

Society may ask us to maintain our cartesian roles defined in an unmovable grid, the crux is not be prisoners in the categories we are given to play. Instead, live everyday like it is to be the last moment we entertain, and most of all to reflect our inner most desires on the surface of the deep dark ocean within.
rain li RAIN LI
RAIN LI Rain Li left China for England as a young teenager to pursue her dreams; unknowingly she discovered her passion for lighting. Her 2-year training as an electrician on commercials, music videos and feature films, led to her working as a camera assistant, and later to becoming a cinematographer at the budding age of 18.

At 26, she had shot twelve features, twenty-five short films, numerous popular commercials, music videos, and interesting art and fashion projects. In 2005, she began collaborating with renowned cinematographer/director Christopher Doyle (‘In the Mood for Love’, ‘Hero’, ‘Rabbit Proof Fence’). She has also collaborated with renowned directors, including Jim Jarmusch and Gus Van Sant.

Voted one of the ‘10 Best Cinematographers’ of The Year’ by Variety in 2007, she received the ‘Best Cinematography’ award from the Boston Film Critic in 2009, and the Hollywood Reporter has featured her as one of the most talented cinematographers of the next generation.

We are over the moon to include her masterful accomplishments and know-how to skillfully frame the atmospheric sphere of Beyond the Walls of Eden.
michele lamy Michele Lamy
Michele Lamy Michele Lamy, born at the tail end of WW II, is no stranger to conflict nor afraid of reinventing herself. A visionary entrepreneur by trade, she started developing her unique personality by disquieting boarding school nuns and performing strip-teases at carnivals with transgender classmates at the height of Paris’ May 68 student revolution.

Whether in fashion or as a restauranteur, she has risen as a social icon and eclipses every paradigm. In Beyond the Walls of Eden, she divulges her role as a reluctantly mother while simultaneously revealing her nurturing nature.
philipp orphee Philipp Orphee
Philipp Orphee Philipp Orphee was born in a Parisian orphanage, aside from bestowing him with an elegant surname, they acutely recognized the delicacy of his hands. A singular capacity to manipulate fabrics predisposed and led him to become a Maitre Tapissier and ensued his professional artistry to be recognized by renowned fur companies such as Revillon and Rick Owens.

Though he only plays a cameo role in Beyond the Walls of Eden, it is important to note that his attire is entirely from his own imagination and making.
martin laporte Martin Laporte
Martin Laporte Martin Laporte, is a skilled and accomplished artist. For the past fifteen years, he has worked as photographer, cinematographer, director and artistic director. He has produced images for advertising campaigns in United States and France, and regularly contributes to renowned magazines such as Vice, Purple, The Ground, Fashion and Elle.

Curiosity and ambition compel Laporte to seek new artistic horizons and develop alternative supports for his image-making practice.Currently, Laporte endeavors to proliferate his expertise by experimenting with video and other forms of visual expression.

From 2007 to 2009, Laporte, with collaborator Saulo Madrid, was commissioned by the Canadian Center for Architecture to do a series of video and art installations.

Laporte also worked in collaboration with the architect Gille Saucier to produce a retrospective on the oeuvre of famous Montreal based designer Denis Gagnon, exhibited at the Musee des Beaux Arts Montreal, 2010.

In 2012, Laporte designed all video content for A Phenomenological Exhibition at Milk Gallery in New York, the first exhibition for the Ground Magazine. In 2015, Laporte work as director of photography for the feature film La Peur, which won the prestigious Jean-Vigo Prize in Paris. Recently, Laporte employed his editor’s skills to Beyond the Walls of Eden, by artist Scarlett Rouge and Saulo Madrid.

http://www.martinlaporte.info/
simone whetham SIMON WHETHAM
SIMON WHETHAM We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with sound artist Simon Whetham.
A chance meeting quickly became a synchronic chemistry, invigorated by his unique approach and process of transforming quotidian sounds into experimental soundscapes. This dynamic fusion conceived a dramatic and haunting voice that speaks with the visual poetry of Beyond the Walls of Eden.

Over the past decade Simon Whetham has developed a practice of working with sound recordings as a raw material for composition and performance. These are often environmental sounds he has captured employing a variety of methods, in order to obtain discreet or obscured sonic phenomena.

Whetham has performed extensively across the globe, most recently Iceland, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia; and collaborated with artists in various milieus. He has also given field recording workshops in UK, Estonia, Colombia, Chile, Australia. To further the development of his practice, he created workshops for children in Norway, Australia and South Korea, and unaccompanied minors in a refugee camp in Munich, Germany.

Simon has received a large number of commissions and awards for projects and installations – most notably for curating the collaborative project ‘Active Crossover’
Published works can be heard on labels: Crónica (PT), Line (USA), Baskaru (FR) and Helen Scarsdale Agency (USA).

www.simonwhetham.co.uk www.activecrossover.co.uk
lola dhaese LOLA D’HAESE
LOLA D’HAESE Lola D’Haese studied fine arts in Paris, while modeling for Albanian photographer Ornerla Vorpsi.

D’Haese worked as an assistant photographer at Pin Up studio in Paris. Subsequently, she became the right hand to stylist Olivier Rizzo who has been with Prada and Miu Miu for the past decade.

D’Haese continued as a freelance stylist for commercial projects, art films, and notable photographers such as Boris Ovini. In 2014, she styled Beyond the Walls of Eden with Scarlett Rouge and Saulo Madrid; in addition she rightfully proposed the song used in the musical trailer.

In 2014 to 2015, D’Haese was the head costume designer for independent film The Misfortunes of François Jane that will premiere in Paris at Palais de Tokyo in September 2016 and at the Guggenheim in NYC in October 2016. D’Haese has now turned her attention to become a pastry chef.

cicci svahn CICCI SVAHN
CICCI SVAHN Cicci Svahn is a Swedish born hair-stylist (Vidal Sassoon London) based in Paris since 1989.

A humble and cheerful soul, she prefers to let her work speak for itself.

Cicci’s magazine works includes: Haper’s Bazaar, Vogue, L’official, Glamour and Numero.

She also contributed to the Ad campaigns of Dior Homme et Femme, Shanghai.

http://www.callisteagency.com/hairstylists/2nd-board/cicci/portfolio/
pablo rodriguez PABLO RODRIGUEZ
PABLO RODRIGUEZ Born in Argentina, Pablo Rodriguez studied drawing and oil paintings as a teenager and later graphic design, which led him to an eventual degree in Fashion Design.

While working as designer, makeup artistry became a hobby, frequently styling the models for his own projects. In 2001 he moved to London and studied Art Direction at Central Saint Martins, but a course about Film and TV Special Effects makeup ultimately decided his future. Pablo still works mainly within the fashion industry but focusing his skills solely as a makeup artist. His work has taken him to all the main catwalk cities of the world and graced multiple major publications as well as online media. Pablo notes his experience in all aspects of art and design made him the artist he is today.

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