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- Beyond Fashion – National Gallery – 30/09/2018 – 15/01/2019
- New Collection: Jamaican Landscape
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- Hairproject: the Blog, now online
- A book for a overview of the Magpie’s work!
- KOTE 2016 – Hair Project – Work in progress
- Even Grace Jones wears Magpie’s jewellery
Model: Sidi Genus – some last born pieces from Fragile Jamaica – « Shell » line and Africa 2015
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Colibri is a transparent plastic collection, light and aerial, with forms oscillating between botanical and underwater worlds. Made from recycled plastic bottle, this collection draws attention to the need to reduce and recycle our plastic waste… look here for the effect on the Ocean, also all around Jamaica.
Collaborative environ-mental performance @ National Gallery (Jamaica) | Jamaica Biennial 2014 | December 14 2014
Nature takes years to grow. Human only need minutes to destroy it. There is no « Undo » button when it comes to the environment.
Pictures by The Girl and the Magpie (except the 15th by F.-X. Morin)
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with Neila Ebanks (choreography and dance), Kim-Lee Campbell, Paul Newman, Tristan Rodney and Kayon Wray (dance), Hans De Man (soundtrack), The Girl and the Magpie (concept and jewelry)
LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH collaborative performance
NATIONAL GALLERY - JAMAICA BIENNIAL 2014
Su. 14th Dec 2014 - during official opening, around 2pm
With HANS DE MAN (sound), NEILA EBANKS, KIM-LEE CAMPBELL, PAUL NEWMAN, TRISTAN RODNEY, KAYON WRAY (dance) and THE GIRL AND THE MAGPIE (jewelry)
The idea ? Nature takes years to grow trees, build fertile soil, develop reefs, etc … humans only need minutes to destroy all of this. And there is no « Undo » button when it comes to the environment.
The process ? The Girl and the Magpie proposed the idea above, along with some wearable sculptures made from natural material native to Jamaica, to Hans De Man and a group of performers led by Neila Ebanks. They developed their personal interpretion, using respectively music (sounds issued from nature embedded in an organic electronic soundscape) and body language (an intense choreography expressing nature’s threatened equilibrium).
The result ? A collective translation of the idea of the necessity of the protection of nature’s beauty and fragility. The performance invites the audience to reflect on the fragility of Jamaica’s ecological balance and possible actions for its preservation. Love is not enough, actions are needed.
Second phase of this project, after the first at Redbones during the KOTE Festival (remember? here)
|F| Metal ajouré de formes empruntées à la nature et stylisées: depuis la robe du zèbre en passant par celle de la girafe, par les dents du croco et les griffes du tigres, les herbes folles et les pissenlits, jusqu’à la lune (et retour)… Et quelques géométrisations tirées de là.
|EN| This new metal collection consists of openwork pieces, with stylized patterns coming from the animal and vegetal world: from zebra stripes and giraffe skin to crocodile teeth and tiger scratches, from wild grass to dandelions. During the creation process some patterns become more geometrical, up to a point where their origins get lost.
Jewellery dancing performance, collaboration with Neila Ebanks (eNKompan.E), Kim-Lee Campbell, Paul Newman, Tristan Rodney for the dance, Hans De Man for the music and The Girl and the Magpie for the concept and jewelery – Redbones Café – KOTE 2014 (Kingston on the Edge – Urban Art Festival) – 20/06/2014
Photos by Emperor Sumo, Di-Andre Caprice Davis and Charl Baker (thanks, thanks, thanks!!!)
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in the frame of KINGSTON ON THE EDGE (Urban Art Festival)
PERFORMANCE : “Love is not enough”
RedBones Cafe (1 Argyle Rd Kgn 10) June 20 2014 – Opening Night from 8.00pm