To my pleasure, festival organizers, teachers and curators ask me at times about The documentary on Lucia Pamela. They want it to be a part in their festival or event, or exhibition. For instance: curators that curate a show on 'outsiders' or on a certain emphasis hat artists make in their own work, on History. Or on the realtion music - art. So far I am the only artist who has brought into visual overview the life and work of Lucia Pamela at this scale. Also I present exhibitions about the making of of the Documentary and everything that is connected to it; I present my reseacrch archive that has become an artwork in itself; containing hundreds of photos, insider notes and letters, personal parefernalia of Lucia, drawings, audio works and other memories in the form of audio and image. Artmovies came out of the many hours of film that I shot throughout my years of research. No single exhinbition / installation is the same. It always comes with a very lively atmosphere, like interactive elements as colouring for children, live performances and of course the presentation of the Documentary with a mini lecture.
This information is to let you know that I am always willing to participate in your project, on some (nice) conditions.
Perhaps you look at this page with the same kind of interest.
About the availability of the film;
movie is still not officially released, and I don't know when I can officially
release it. so far it has gotten a state of undergroundishness.
Officially the documentary is 'owned' by the family of Lucia Pamela -who are also 'rights'owners for a big part,contractwise.The family is very occupied with their businesses and the discussion on this film is not a hot daily issue for them.
I have no problem at all of showing the film, on special occasions, for groups of interested people and certainly it is a good thing when it concerns an 'outsiders' show, art environment or educational situation.
WANT A PRESENTATION OF THIS MOVIE AT YOUR VENUE ?
The way in which I can present my film material at this moment, is in the form of a small, vivid 'seminar'.
That contains: A compact lecture on Lucia Pamela by me - a short story about how the film came into existence, some Q&A.. (you could interview me as well) -a small exhibition that I bring along, of special Lucia Pamela parefernalia that I have collected, like pieces of radiointerviews in which she talks, pieces of soundrecordings she made herself (and that never got released); photos, filmfootage, letters etc....and the movie imbedded in that.
ask a reasonable fee for this evening-filling performance.
There was such an evening in november or december 2008 in WORM, Rotterdam,The Netherlands http://www.wormweb.nl/
curated by Lukas Simonis. There is an exhibition (3 floors) with the documentary full length at galerie Ferdinand van Dieten, in Amsterdam, june 13 till july 11. opening june 13, talk with filmmaker Marc Geerards. I also I participated in "Trash The potholes of Taste" in the CCCB in Barcelona and had a big overview of my archive and artworks that came out of the whole project, in 'your-space' in the van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven in 2010.
I don't just send out a copy of the documentary for an event I am not phsycically part of (maybe I will in the near future). So: I can come myself, if you invite me, with a surrounding story and a suitcase full of one-of-a-kind Lucia Pamela souvenirs.
Because I am a performer/artist myself, you can consider a 'Lucia Pamela seminar' as I mention, as rich, informative and also playful.
At this point, april 2013, we are in negociation about releasing the film and cutting a shorter version for television.
you can email me at daniellelemairebreda apetail gmail dot com.
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The 85-minute filmversion is ready. For some years now
The movie is still unreleased (due to lacking approval-on-paper for use of footage upon which several owners's rights lay). I don't know at this state when the release will come out. You can mail me if you have questions on this.
I am ready to screen at small cinema's. mail me for info.
In october 2004 there was a small possible opening for an interview with Lucia Pamela's daughter, the famous Rams-owner Georgia Frontiere. I have been waiting for a green light on having a talk with her about the times she shared being on the showstage and TV with her Mother. This means the movie had been postponed again -for I decided to see if this talk could really go through and still could become part of the movie. At this point I have finished all the edits and unfortunately decided to not wait longer for a talk with Lucia Pamela's daughter -I sent her all information that I had, but helas a 5-minute talk remained not possible. I am ready to have the final Master be manufactured. All kinds of things need to be taken care of in order to make the whole thing come out-other parties have to give their approvals etc. that is what makes this thing take so long.
composers and orchestras that were releasing in the 1920's or earlier-and of whom music is used-have passed away and rightowners are hard to find today.
I would like to thank again everyone who has contacted me and replied letters and questions in the context of this project.
Making a film is such another world then making a paintingor a drawing-I learned much about that.
After finishing, the moving image should get prepared for festivals and 'the market' with and by Lucia's Grandson's company, Rosenbloom Enterainment/Utopia Pictures
One of the characters I put a light on will be Lucia Pamela's Grandson,Kenny Irwin,who also makes very interesting art about Outer Space Worlds. Go visit this website and see his fantastic works,like the Christmas Galaxy
On May 1, 2004, LUCIA PAMELA was with us ( now in heaven and way up high) for 100 years long. An Anniversary!
She was born in St. Louis on May 1, 1904.
We are going to celebrate this!
The State of the Documentary is in its finishing process.
The film must be shortened and cut back to 75 minutes. (It now still is 108 minutes).
It has to be made ready and created for proper broadcasts, screenings and distribution.
I am still in negociation with Lucia Pamela's Grandson about this.
I wanted my movie on Lucia Pamela to be ready on May 1, 2004, but the film comes out later.
This doesn't take away that May 1 2004 was a memorial day, a Birthday on which we memorize one of the mostremarkable and energetic female muscicians in history.
About the film, which probably shall be called 'Into Outer Space With Lucia Pamela',
I shall keep you updated as always.
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Possibly I intuitively knew what an impact Lucia Pamela had when I met her music -and herself. She was like a 'human historical encyclopedia'-she had seen, knew and did so much that is historically more then remarkable .In her days it wasn't so 'normal' to be an independent and 'pigheaded' entertainer, thinker and doier -as a woman. And her most significant quality is that she seemed to be a free lady.
Her story seemed unbelievable but in my research I found out her story is even more incredible than that.
If so many
things about an artistic Lady are worth telling, an important part of this job
-making a portrait on film -is also: (how) to choose the 'highlights' of her
vibrant life..What do you do when you find out the story is about a career that
is made of a lifelong chain of so-called highlights?
Highlights on a human scale -but all uniquely 'uplifting'.
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