Posts Tagged ‘Barry Jones’

Manuel & Music

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Barry Desmond Jones, Manuel Baldassare and Schimon, playing music after a vernissage at 59 rue de Rivoli

When he makes art his insides come out – through his voice, through his hands, in painting, installation or music – and it appears to be as natural as breathing.

An illustrative story…one night we were at a jazz club. One of those on rue des Lombards. It was more or less a jam session night. He went out to smoke, and when he came back inside he made a B line straight for the stage and started playing the congas. I didn’t know he’d met one of the musicians outside, who invited him up to play. What I saw was my friend boldly going on stage without a word and playing like his life depended on it. Shy people like myself are in awe of such confidence and would like it to rub off.

This was Manu last year.
He still smiles like he did when I met him.

Manuel singing Freedom with as much emotion as Richie Havens

Manu’s site, for a look into his twisted universe.

One Woman One Day Show

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Demain soir je fête mes six mois de résidence au 59 rue de Rivoli,
j’exposerai le travail résultant de ce temps,
les images attendus mais plutôt inattendus,
autour d’un apéro, partagé avec des amis
nouveaux, de longtemps et pas encore connus.

A Paris? Vous êtes bienvenus.

Collaborative Door Painting

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

I was looking at those brown doors last night, remembering their old red, yellow and purple and thought, when are we going to paint them?

A little while later, while contemplating my collage in the 4th floor hallway, Gaki walked by holding a tall paintbrush with a bright dab of yellow at the end. There was a matching dab on his cheek.

What are you up to? I asked.

He said, with his characteristic smile, on peins la porte, viens.
(We’re painting the door, come.)

You don’t have to tell me twice.

Details of the collaboration's rainbow of fruity flavors

Slimane paints a base coat in blue

Saverio Montella paints with two brushes simultaneously

Suisse Marocain and Barry, who accompanied the painters with song and dance

Suisse and Gaki at the door-painting party

Francesco adds his signautre style

Suisse Marocain closes the doors of 59 rue de Rivoli for the night. To be finished tomorrow...

“Also Women Can Paint” : Suisse Marocain

L’Aftersquat Opens to the Public

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Scenes from the inauguration of the life of the “aftersquat.”
On 09-09-09, 59 rue de Rivoli is reborn.

When the doors opened at 18h, there was already a crowd waiting outside.

When the doors opened at 18h, there was already a crowd waiting outside.

Etsuko Kobyashi, creatively masked.

Etsuko Kobyashi, creatively masked.

Suisse Marocain spotted in the crowd.

Suisse Marocain spotted in the crowd.

Leora Wien, inspecting the spectators.

Leora Wien, inspecting the spectators.

Yosuke being preserved in someone's cell phone, standing in front of Mariko Saito's work.

Yosuke being preserved in someone's cell phone, standing in front of Mariko Saito's work.

Kit Brown and his big heart.

Kit Brown and his big heart.

Sebastien Lecca through the vitrine.

Sebastien Lecca through the vitrine.

Etsuko comes out to serve, um, well you'd have to try it.

Etsuko comes out to serve, um, well you'd have to try it.

Sandy Murden in good spirits.

Sandy Murden in good spirits.

Michel Vray, a long-time 59 Rivoli squat veteran, hidden among the crowd.

Michel Vray, a long-time 59 Rivoli squat veteran, hidden among the crowd.

Gaspard Delanoe.

Gaspard Delanoe.

Percussionist entertains.

Percussionist entertains.

Malamente (of Guappe Cartone) on violon.

Malamente (of Guappe Cartone) on violon.

Barry Jones, after his set, was down in front with a coffee mug full of liquid courage.

Barry Jones, after his set, was down in front with a coffee mug full of liquid courage.

Aliocha expresses himself.

Aliocha expresses himself.

Leora Wien in saffron light, 59 Rivoli glows behind her.

Leora Wien in saffron light, 59 Rivoli glows behind her.

Aliocha : http://www.59rivoli.org/aliocha.html
Etsuko Kobyashi : www.59rivoli.org/etsuko.html
Gaspard Delanoe : http://gasparddelanoe2008.wordpress.com
Guappe Carto : www.myspace.com/guappecartomusica
Kit Brown : http://abookaboutdeath.blogspot.com/2009/08/kit-brown-181.html
Leora Wien : http://www.leorawien.blogspot.com/
Mariko Saito : http://www.59rivoli.org/mariko.html
Michel Vray : www.59rivoli.org/michelvray.html
Sandy Murden : http://www.59rivoli.org/sandy.html
Sebastien Lecca : www.lecca.net
Suisse Marocain : http://www.59rivoli.org/suissemarocain.html
Yosuke : www.59rivoli.org/yosuke.html