In tribute to the year that was, here is Collage’s list of the ‘Best in 2017.’ Have a read, and … More
SPROUT: The Adelaide College of the Arts (AC Arts) visual arts graduate exhibition opens on the 7th of December at … More
What: Vale, written by Nicki Bloom, directed by Geordie Brookman, presented by State Theatre Company South Australia When: Until 3rd … More
This piece of theatre left me feeling wiser, in wonder of the experience of life, and with a newfound respect for those who attempt to preserve this wonder with the instrument of written words.
“Being a refugee is much more than a political status. It is the most pervasive kind of cruelty that can be exercised against a human being. You are forcibly robbing this human being of all aspects that would make human life not just tolerable but meaningful in many ways.”
Where this film deviates from the usual biography is the bold decision from filmmakers Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman to render the entire film an homage to van Gogh’s broad and textured impressionistic brushstrokes. The film pays tribute to the artist’s influence on Western art history by animating the entire movie through painting.
Their fusion brings about an exploration of life and death that manages to be both flippant and beautiful, something so uniquely itself that it seems like it doesn’t care to be taken too seriously.