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FILMOGRAPHY

 

Alain Kirili, sculpteur de tous les éléments

documentary 52’, 2008 (French speaking, English subtitles)
by Sandra Paugam
based on an idea from Jean-Paul Fargier
Collection « A contre-temps » / Groupegalactica / Production BIX films

Alain Kirili, abstract sculptor, lives between Paris and New York but his art is worldwide open. He likes meeting other arts and artists and often invites jazz muscians, dancers, poets to perform among his sculptures in his studio, in an art gallery or museum. He uses all kind of materials such as stone, iron, terra cotta, zinc, aluminium, cardboard, resin, wax, polystiren, concrete.... If he could, he would even sculpt clouds. Portrait of a joyful and hyper active man, who invents forms promised to caresses.


     
 

Alain Kirili : prière de toucher

documentary 54' , 2002 (French speaking)
by Jean-Paul Fargier
Co-prod. Vidéo Montages, 2000 / Réunion des Musées Nationaux RMN (Editeur )

Retrospective film on the sculptor Alain Kirili, showing the artist creating while jazz musicians play in his studio, selecting the stone in a stone-pit, talking about verticality, about the base, about Giacometti or Monet. And about his very important installation of sculptures from the 20th century in the Tuileries, in Paris.

     
 

Kirili

Experimental film 5'56'' - France / USA - 1995
by Chrystel Egal

The sculptor, Alain Kirili in the process of creation. We hear him speak Jack Kerouac's, "Charlie Parker's chorus" from "Mexico City Blues", in the french he shares with Kerouac who came from a French Canadian family. A combo of risk, acceleration and percussions. "Solos", a new ensemble of metal sculptures. The Alto break as a film, as an ethic in life Canal street - New York - February 1995.

     

 

 

 

STUDIO 'S VIDEOS

 
 

Music & Sculpture Improvisation by Laurel Tentindo, Nioka Workman, Michael Wimberly, with the sculpture Funambule, Studio White Street, New York, 2009.

© Marilia Destot, 04/2009

 

Alain Kirili with the art historian Robert Storr New York, 2008.

From the film Alain Kirili, sculpteur de tous les éléments © Sandra Paugam, 2008

 

Alain Kirili's sculptures in Omi International Arts Center, NY, 2008.

From the film Alain Kirili, sculpteur de tous les éléments © Sandra Paugam, 2008

         

 

 

Music & Sculpture Improvisation by Leena Conquest and Daniel Carter with the sculpture Nataraja, Studio White Street, New York, 2008.

From the film Alain Kirili, sculpteur de tous les éléments © Sandra Paugam, 2008

 

Alain Kirili drawing with Sylvia Lopes, atelier Rodier, Paris, France, 2008.

From the film Alain Kirili, sculpteur de tous les éléments © Sandra Paugam, 2008

 

Alain Kirili forging with Yves Guillou in Moiron, France, 2008.

© Anne Lagrenée, 03/2008

 

 

 

 

 

   

Music & Sculpture, Concert at l'Orangerie, Fête de la Musique , exhibition Kirili et Les Nymphéas, with Roscoe Mitchell,Thomas Buckner, Dalila Khatir et Jérôme Bourdellon, june 2007.

From the film Jazz à l'Orangerie © Jean-Paul Fargier, 2007.

 

Music & Sculpture Concert of the Downtownhorns, Studio White Street, New York, april 2006.

© Marilia Destot, NY, april 2006.

 

Dance - Music - Sculpture Performance by Maria Mitchell & Joseph Jarman, Musée de Grenoble, 1999.

From the film Alain Kirili, Prière de toucher © Jean-Paul Fargier, editions RMN, 2000-2002.

 

 

 

 

 

   

Alain Kirili "impro-modelling", in Paris & New York studio, 1991-1992.

From the film Alain Kirili, Prière de toucher © Jean-Paul Fargier, editions RMN, 2000-2002

 

Partition, from the forge to the studio, Trenton - New York, United States, 1992.

From the film Alain Kirili, Prière de toucher © Jean-Paul Fargier, editions RMN, 2000-2002

 

Alain Kirili forging, Trenton, United States, 1992.

From the film Alain Kirili, Prière de toucher © Jean-Paul Fargier, editions RMN, 2000-2002

 

AUDIO RECORDINGS

  Alain Kirili speaking about his first trip to the United States,
from the conversation between Alain Kirili & Thierry Dufrene,
broadcasted on the french radio show A Voix Nue, France Culture - Radio France, september 2007. (french speaking only)
     
  Alain Kirili speaking about his particular link to, and his experience of Africa, where he stayed and created.
from the conversation between Alain Kirili & Thierry Dufrene,
broadcasted on the french radio show A Voix Nue, France Culture - Radio France, september 2007. (french speaking only)
     
  Feminine presence in the studio, the creation in the alterity,
from the conversation between Alain Kirili & Thierry Dufrene,
broadcasted on the french radio show A Voix Nue, France Culture - Radio France, september 2007. (french speaking only)
     
  Alain Kirili speaking about his travels to India, his passion for Yoni-Lingam,
and the link between sexuality and spirituality in the sculpture.

from the conversation between Alain Kirili & Thierry Dufrene,
broadcasted on the french radio show A Voix Nue, France Culture - Radio France, september 2007. (french speaking only)
     
  Erotism & sexuality , verticality & standing in the sculpture : the dynamic relation of the base from the yoni-lingam to the Nymphéas,
from the conversation between Alain Kirili & Thierry Dufrene,
broadcasted on the french radio show A Voix Nue, France Culture - Radio France, september 2007. (french speaking only)
     
Roscoe Mitchell, Thomas Buckner, Jérôme Bourdellon & Dalila Khatir,
Concert for Kirili et les Nymphéas, @ Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris , 2007.
 
Thomas Buckner & Jérôme Bourdellon, Concert Totems, @ Roulette, New York, 2007.
 
Thomas Buckner, Aki Takahashi, Kei Takei, Concert @ The Kitchen, New York, 2002.
Music by Somei Satoh
   
` Jérôme Bourdellon & Joe McPhee, Concert Manhattan Tango ,@ White Street, New York, 2000.
     

 

TV REPORTS ON THE WEB

  Video by Pier-Yves Menkhoff, Alain Kirili Hotel de Ville Paris, october 2012.
  Studio Video on MutualArt/New Art Tv, New York, january 2008.
  TV-Report Alain Kirili, in New York, on France 24 , january 2008
  Video on Hommage à Charlie Parker's installation in Paris, on Paris Rive Gauche, june 2007.

 

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