“I Have A Dream …” speech, Martin Luther King, Jr., March on Washington, August 28th 1963

January 16, 2018

A day late.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEqnnklfYs

Martin Luther King, Jr. March on Washington, August 28th 1963

Leonard Freed /Magnum “Martin Luther King, Jr., March on Washington” (August 28th 1963)

“I HAVE A DREAM …” (Copyright 1963, MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.)

Speech by the Rev. MARTIN LUTHER KING At the “March on Washington”

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago a great American in whose symbolic shadow we stand today signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree is a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. But 100 years later the negro still is not free. One hundred years later the life of the Negro is still badly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later the negro later the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself in exile in his own land. So we’ve come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our Republic write the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men – yes, black men as well as white men – would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It is obvious today  that America has defaulted  of this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the negro a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.”

But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we’ve come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.

We also have come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off to to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.

Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children. It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality -1963 is not end but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright days of justice emerge.

And that is something that I must say to my people who stand on the worn threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protests to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of mending physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to distrust all white people, for many our white brothers, as evidence by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone. And as we walk we must make the pledge hat we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn hack. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, “When will you be satisfied!” We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.

We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of highways and the hotels of the cities.

We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their adulthood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating ” For Whites Only.”

We cannot be satisfied as the Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and the Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote.

No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down the waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where quest for freedom left you battled by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering.

Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our Northern cities, knowing that somehow the situation can and will be changed. Let us now wallow in the valley of despair.

I say to you today, my friends, though, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of creed: “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even in the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with heat and injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream… I have a dream that one day in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his slips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, one day right there in Alabama little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today… I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low. The rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. This is our hope. This is the faith that I can go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with  new meaning. “My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from very mountain side, let freedom ring.” And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania. Let freedom ring from the snow capped Rockies of Colorado. Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.

But not only that. Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia. Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee. Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi, from every mountain side. Let freedom ring…

When we allow freedom to ring – when we let it ring from every city and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last, free at last, great God a-mighty, we are free at last.”

(Copyright 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr.)

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Edie I (2018)

January 13, 2018

Edie I – talking;
to watch please click: HERE

Josiane Keller - Edie I

Josiane Keller “Edie I” (2018)

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dancer – test clip I (2018)

January 7, 2018

test clip for combination as projection with live butoh dance;
music: Japanese children’s song 童謡, title 1: 明るい鐘の音 (“Akarui Kane no Oto”: “Sound of Bright Bells”),1948; song writer: 加藤 省吾 Shogo Kato, composer: 山本 雅之 Masayuki Yamamoto

to view please click: HERE (*password protected)

Josiane Keller - dancer test clip I

Josiane Keller “dancer – test clip I” (2018)

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Edie screen test II (2017)

December 27, 2017

Josiane Keller - Edie screen test II

Josiane Keller “Edie screen test II” (2017)

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Edie screen test I (2017)

December 27, 2017

Josiane Keller - Edie screen test I

Josiane Keller “Edie screen test II” (2017)

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Oggi/Today: ホテル Hotel – Surrogates – Italy premiere @ KromArt Gallery in Rome (Dec 2017)

December 14, 2017

KromArt Gallery - ホテル Hotel - Surrogates - Josiane Keller

Dal 14 dicembre  al 21 dicembre  2017

Vernissage giovedì  14 dicembre ore 18.30

 

Orari:

Da lunedì al venerdì dalle dalle 16.00 alle 19.30

Sabato su appuntamento –  Domenica chiuso

In occasione delle Passeggiate romane a cura del Mibact –  Fotografia.Italia

Domenica 17 dicembre la galleria è visitabile dalle 16.30 alle 17.30

(consigliata prenotazione)

 

Info phone +3933885785977

Mail kromartgallery@gmail.com

Site www.kromart.it

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Edie on the road – Day 5

December 2, 2017

Josiane Keller - Edie in the door frame

Josiane Keller “Edie in the door frame” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie in the door frame 2

Josiane Keller “Edie in the door frame 2” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie in the door frame 3

Josiane Keller “Edie in the door frame 3” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - fly on a lamp

Edie Weisslechner “fly on a lamp” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - fly on a lamp 2

Edie Weisslechner “fly on a lamp 2” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - fly on a lamp 3

Edie Weisslechner “fly on a lamp 3” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - street view

Edie Weisslechner “street view” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - lake

Edie Weisslechner “lake” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - smoke coming from a farm in the distance

Edie Weisslechner “smoke coming from a farm in the distance” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - house in the distance and brush

Edie Weisslechner “house in the distance and brush” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - car, field and lines

Edie Weisslechner “car, field and lines” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - halfmoon

Edie Weisslechner “halfmoon” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - dashbord

Edie Weisslechner “dashbord” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie in the breakfast room

Josiane Keller “Edie in the breakfast room” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie in the breakfast room 2

Josiane Keller “Edie in the breakfast room 2” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - windy road in the mountains

Edie Weisslechner “windy road in the mountains” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie in the storage space

Josiane Keller “Edie in the storage space” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie in the storage space 3

Josiane Keller “Edie in the storage space 3” (2017)

 

 

 

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Edie on the road – Day 4

November 28, 2017

Edie impersonating Janet Leigh in the shower scene of “Psycho”. Don’t worry, it;s only a joke, nothing happened!

Josiane Keller - Edie gargling water under the shower

Josiane Keller “Edie gargling water under the shower” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie raising her arms under the shower

Josiane Keller “Edie raising her arms under the shower” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie raising her arms under the shower 2

Josiane Keller “Edie raising her arms under the shower 2” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie showering

Josiane Keller “Edie showering” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie under the shower

Josiane Keller “Edie under the shower” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie by the window

Josiane Keller “Edie by the window” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie looking to the window

Josiane Keller “Edie looking to the window” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie drying off

Josiane Keller “Edie drying off” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie drying off 2

Josiane Keller “Edie drying off 2” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - Tucumcari 111

Edie Weisslechner “Tucumcari 111” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - three cows on a hill

Edie Weisslechner “three cows on a hill” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - cow

Edie Weisslechner “cow” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - cows 2

Edie Weisslechner “cows 2” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - cows and a bird

Edie Weisslechner “cows and a bird” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - cows 3

Edie Weisslechner “cows 3” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - cows 3

Edie Weisslechner “cows 3” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - cows and a bird 2

Edie Weisslechner “cows and a bird 2” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - cows 5

Edie Weisslechner “cows 5” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - cows 6

Edie Weisslechner “cows 6” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - rearview mirror

Edie Weisslechner “rearview mirror” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - bird in a tree

Edie Weisslechner “bird in a tree” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - halfmoon

Edie Weisslechner “halfmoon” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - lights

Edie Weisslechner “lights” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - the shrine sign

Edie Weisslechner “the shrine sign” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - tree trunk

Edie Weisslechner “tree trunk” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - billboard 2

Edie Weisslechner “billboard 2” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - clouds

Edie Weisslechner “clouds” (2017)

Josiane Keller - cotton

Josiane Keller “cotton” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - wind turbines

Edie Weisslechner “wind turbines” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - cattle

Edie Weisslechner “cattle” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - cattle 2

Edie Weisslechner “cattle 2” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - cattle ramp

Edie Weisslechner “cattle ramp” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - deserted gas station

Edie Weisslechner “deserted gas station” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - two trucks

Edie Weisslechner “two trucks” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - toast and fork

Edie Weisslechner “toast and fork” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - knife and ketchup

Edie Weisslechner “knife and ketchup” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - lemon, melon and tomato

Edie Weisslechner “lemon, melon and tomato” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - pancake, ketchup, knife, bacon and fork

Edie Weisslechner “pancake, ketchup, knife, bacon and fork” (2017)

 

 

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Edie on road – Day 3

November 27, 2017

Josiane Keller - Edie in the breakfast room

Josiane Keller “Edie in the breakfast room” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie in the breakfast room 2

Josiane Keller “Edie in the breakfast room 2” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie in the breakfast room 3

Josiane Keller “Edie in the breakfast room 3” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie in the breakfast room 4

Josiane Keller “Edie in the breakfast room 4” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - view through the window

Edie Weisslechner “view through the window” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - factory

Edie Weisslechner “factory” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - factory 2

Edie Weisslechner “factory 2” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - stateline

Edie Weisslechner “stateline” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - billboard

Edie Weisslechner “billboard” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - train tracks

Edie Weisslechner “train tracks” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - HISTORIC HOTEL

Edie Weisslechner “HISTORIC HOTEL” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - train

Edie Weisslechner “train” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - train 2

Edie Weisslechner “train 2” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - reassuring billboard

Edie Weisslechner “reassuring billboard” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - EXIT 354

Edie Weisslechner “EXIT 354” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - CONTINENTAL DIVIDE

Edie Weisslechner “CONTINENTAL DIVIDE” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - EXIT NOW

Edie Weisslechner “EXIT NOW” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - grass and bushes

Edie Weisslechner “grass and bushes” (2017)

Edie WEisslechner - cow scratching it's leg

Edie WEisslechner “cow scratching it’s leg” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - gas station at sunset

Edie Weisslechner “gas station at sunset” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - gas station at sunset 2

Edie Weisslechner “gas station at sunset 2” (2017)

Edie Wesslechner - UHAUL truck at night on the highway

Edie Wesslechner “UHAUL truck at night on the highway” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - snow

Edie Weisslechner “snow” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie at VACANCY sign

Josiane Keller “Edie at VACANCY sign” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie at the Mexican restaurant

Josiane Keller “Edie at the Mexican restaurant” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie at the Mexican restaurant - triple

Josiane Keller “Edie at the Mexican restaurant – triple” (2017)

Josiane Keller - dinner

Josiane Keller “dinner” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie in front of the motel

Josiane Keller “Edie in front of the motel” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie in front of the motel 2

Josiane Keller “Edie in front of the motel 2” (2017)

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Edie on the road – Day 2

November 24, 2017

Edie’s DAY 2 on the road and Edie’s photos:

Josiane Keller - Edie eating breakfast

Josiane Keller “Edie eating breakfast” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie's back

Josiane Keller “Edie’s back” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie wiping her mouth

Josiane Keller “Edie wiping her mouth” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie wiping her mouth 2

Josiane Keller “Edie wiping her mouth 2” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - MOBIL sign

Edie Weisslechner “MOBIL sign” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - UHAUL truck

Edie Weisslechner “UHAUL truck” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - UNDER GROSS

Edie Weisslechner “UNDER GROSS” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - road

Edie Weisslechner “road” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - sun

Edie Weisslechner “sun” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - truck with an arrow

Edie Weisslechner “truck with an arrow” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - lines

Edie Weisslechner “lines” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - white truck

Edie Weisslechner “white truck” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - UHAUL truck on the road

Edie Weisslechner “UHAUL truck on the road” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - train

Edie Weisslechner “train” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - cars on the road

Edie Weisslechner “cars on the road” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - UHAUL truck in the back

Edie Weisslechner “UHAUL truck in the back” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - desert

Edie Weisslechner “desert” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - mockingbird

Edie Weisslechner “mockingbird” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - mockingbird 2

Edie Weisslechner “mockingbird 2” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - pole

Edie Weisslechner “pole” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - reproachful truck

Edie Weisslechner “reproachful truck” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - train by the mountain

Edie Weisslechner “train by the mountain” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - rearview mirror

Edie Weisslechner “rearview mirror” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - rearview mirror 2

Edie Weisslechner “rearview mirror 2” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - shack

Edie Weisslechner “shack” (2017)

Edie Weisslechner - train 2

Edie Weisslechner “train 2” (2017)

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Edie on the road – Day 1

November 23, 2017

Josiane Keller - Edie at UHaul 2

Josiane Keller “Edie at UHaul 2” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie at UHaul 3

Josiane Keller “Edie at UHaul 3” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie watching TV in the motel

Josiane Keller “Edie watching TV in the motel” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie watching TV in the motel 2

Josiane Keller “Edie watching TV in the motel 2” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie watching TV in the motel 3

Josiane Keller “Edie watching TV in the motel 3” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie watching TV in the motel 4

Josiane Keller “Edie watching TV in the motel 4” (2017)

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Edie on the road – farewell party shooting

November 23, 2017

Edie at her farewell party, I convinced her to pose for me. There wasn’t much convincing to do actually, as she knows she’s photogenic and seems to get a kick out of posing. She hooked up with some people who are moving across country, who offered taking her along. Man, that Weisslechner family seems to have produced two opposite types of character, no wonder they hardly communicate with each other.

Josiane Keller - Edie by a wall with right arm behind her head

Josiane Keller “Edie by a wall with right arm behind her head” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie's legs

Josiane Keller “Edie’s legs” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie portrait

Josiane Keller “Edie portrait” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie's left eye

Josiane Keller “Edie’s left eye” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie's teeth

Josiane Keller “Edie’s teeth” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie's smile

Josiane Keller “Edie’s smile” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie's left eye 2

Josiane Keller “Edie’s left eye 2” (2017)

 

 

 

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ホテル Hotel – Surrogates – Italy premiere @ KromArt Gallery in Rome (Dec 2017)

November 21, 2017

KromArt Gallery - ホテル Hotel - Surrogates - Josiane Keller

Dal 14 dicembre  al 21 dicembre  2017

Vernissage giovedì  14 dicembre ore 18.30

 

Orari:

Da lunedì al venerdì dalle dalle 16.00 alle 19.30

Sabato su appuntamento –  Domenica chiuso

In occasione delle Passeggiate romane a cura del Mibact –  Fotografia.Italia

Domenica 17 dicembre la galleria è visitabile dalle 16.30 alle 17.30

(consigliata prenotazione)

 

Info phone +3933885785977

Mail kromartgallery@gmail.com

Site www.kromart.it

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Edie painting her toe nails purple

November 19, 2017

Edie painting her toe nails purple:

Josiane Keller - Edie with painted toe nails

Josiane Keller “Edie with painted toe nails” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie's left foot with painted toe nails

Josiane Keller “Edie’s left foot with painted toe nails” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie close-up

Josiane Keller “Edie close-up” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie close-up 2

Josiane Keller “Edie close-up 2” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie's orange pantyhose

Josiane Keller “Edie’s orange pantyhose” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie's legs with painted toe nails

Josiane Keller “Edie’s legs with painted toe nails” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie looking to the right

Josiane Keller “Edie looking to the right” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie close-up 3

Josiane Keller “Edie close-up 3” (2017)

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ホテル Hotel – Edie (Edith Weisslechner)

November 18, 2017

Josiane Keller - Edie at night on the street

Edie (Edith Weisslechner), Billy’s baby sister, she’s 23 years old when she shows up; nobody knew anything of her existence, she did not join the funeral crowd and she has nothing in common with the rest of the family.

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Edie at a party and sleeping

November 18, 2017

(Edie is Billy’s 23 year old baby sister, nobody had a clue about, as she didn’t show up to the funeral, apparently she was travelling at the time, whatever that means. She certainly has not very much in common with those Weisslechners we met at Billy’s funeral. )

Edie at a party and sleeping:

Josiane Keller - Edie leaning against a wall

Josiane Keller “Edie leaning against a wall” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie in pink light

Josiane Keller “Edie in pink light” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie blurry

Josiane Keller “Edie blurry” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie chatting

Josiane Keller “Edie chatting” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie chatting 2

Josiane Keller “Edie chatting 2” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie chatting 3

Josiane Keller “Edie chatting 3” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie chatting 4

Josiane Keller “Edie chatting 4” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie sleeping with orange pantyhose on

Josiane Keller “Edie sleeping with orange pantyhose on” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie sleeping

Josiane Keller “Edie sleeping” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie sleeping 2

Josiane Keller “Edie sleeping 2” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie sleeping 3

Josiane Keller “Edie sleeping 3” (2017)

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Making of Edie – Vol. II

November 15, 2017

Edie, after firing. (Turns out, Edie is the baby sister of late Billy aka Franz Josef Weisslechner.)

Josiane Keller - Edie 4

Josiane Keller “Edie 4” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie 5

Josiane Keller “Edie 5” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie 6

Josiane Keller “Edie 6” (2017)

 

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ホテル-Hotel – Vincent on the junkyard – test clip 70’s gangster movie (2017)

November 13, 2017

Vincent on the junkyard – test clip 70’s gangster movie; to view, please click: HERE

music: “Funky Suspense”https://www.bensound.com/

Josiane Keller - Vincent on the junkyard

Josiane Keller ホテル-Hotel – Vincent on the junkyard” (2017)

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Edie in the kiln – bisque fire

November 12, 2017

Edie in the kiln:

Josiane Keller - Edie bisque fire

Josiane Keller “Edie bisque fire” (2017)

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Making of Edie – Vol. 1

November 7, 2017

Making of Edie:

Josiane Keller - Edie 1

Josiane Keller “Edie 1” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie 2

Josiane Keller “Edie 2” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Edie 3

Josiane Keller “Edie 3” (2017)

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five shorts (2017)

November 6, 2017

currently password protected (please ask), to view click HERE;

five shorts: the fetus: ultrasound and in the womb – Alexander’s first steps – Molly is taking a shower – little boy sulking – blonde woman screen test (Chiaki)

Josiane Keller - five shorts

Josiane Keller “five shorts” (2017)

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Blonde woman screen test (Chiaki)

October 23, 2017

Filming the screen test with Chiaki:

Josiane Keller - Chiaki screen test 1

Josiane Keller “Chiaki screen test 1” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Chiaki screen test 2

Josiane Keller “Chiaki screen test 2” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Chiaki screen test 3

Josiane Keller “Chiaki screen test 3” (2017)

Josiane Keller - Chiaki screen test 4

Josiane Keller “Chiaki screen test 4” (2017)

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blonde woman screen test – Chiaki (2017)

October 23, 2017

currently password protected (please ask), to view please click: HERE

screen test of a blonde woman (Chiaki Sato);

Josiane Keller - blonde woman screen test - Chiaki

Josiane Keller “blonde woman screen test – Chiaki” (2017)

 

 

 

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blonde woman looking to the left (2017)

October 23, 2017

Josiane Keller - blond woman looking to the left

Josiane Keller “blond woman looking to the left” (2017)

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little boy sulking #5259 (2017)

October 12, 2017

Josiane Keller - little boy sulking #5259

Josiane Keller “little boy sulking #5259” (2017)

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little boy sulking #5263 (2017)

October 12, 2017

Josiane Keller - little boy sulking #5263

Josiane Keller “little boy sulking #5263” (2017)

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New category and project: The Shape of Things / Screen tests – little boy sulking

October 11, 2017

Came up with the new project [finally! It took me a while to sort through stuff in my head!], originating from the hotel, but new characters and this time without narration: The Shape of Things ,

Still images:

Josiane Keller - little boy portrait 20 times

Josiane Keller “little boy portrait 20 times” (2017)

Josiane Keller “little boy portrait 16 times” (2017)

and:  Screen tests:

first clip: “little boy sulking”, currently password protected, but you can ask me for it and watch it HERE

Josiane Keller - little boy sulking

Josiane Keller “little boy sulking” (2017)

 

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ホテル Hotel – Molly taking a shower (2016/17)

October 9, 2017

To view please click: HERE

Molly taking a shower, washing hair, drying it with a towel and walking out of the bathroom.
Technically this is a film from the ホテル Hotel -project, but because it is an important clip that led up to the Screen tests it is in this category.

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ホテル Hotel “Molly taking a shower” (2016/17)

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Making of a puppet of a boy – Vol. IV – clothes and photo shoot

October 9, 2017

Clothed and ready for photo shoot before he’ll be sent off (this is a commission).

Josiane Keller - little boy standing by a wall

Josiane Keller “little boy standing by a wall” (2017)

Josiane Keller - little boy standing by a wall - close-up

Josiane Keller “little boy standing by a wall – close-up” (2017)

Josiane Keller - little boy standing by a wall - close-up 2

Josiane Keller “little boy standing by a wall – close-up 2” (2017)

Josiane Keller - little boy holding his hands in front of his eyes

Josiane Keller “little boy holding his hands in front of his eyes” (2017)

Josiane Keller - little boy counting with his face against a wall

Josiane Keller “little boy counting with his face against a wall” (2017)

Ready to go.

Josiane Keller - little boy close-up

Josiane Keller “little boy close-up” (2017)

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ホテル-Hotel – Goebbels the dog barking at the Bagdad Cafe (2017)

October 8, 2017

ホテル – Hotel: ShinySkySituation are playing a gig in the desert, stopping for a burger Goebbels the dog, always on edge, is barking his lungs out at the famous Bagdad Cafe;

to watch click HERE:

Josiane Keller - Bagdad Cafe trailer

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ホテル Hotel – slide-show: LA Underground Film Forum, Honorable Mention, 2017

October 6, 2017

LA Underground Film Forum, Honorable Mention, ホテル Hotel – slide-show 

Josiane Keller - ホテル Hotel -Surrogates - slide-show

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Making of a puppet of a boy – Vol. III – after cutting hair – Happy Halloween!

October 5, 2017

Oh-oh, someone is pouting a bit. Ops. After cutting hair.

Sorry folks, I couldn’t help myself. And anyways, these guys do what they want, I only take the photographs. Happy Halloween!

Josiane Keller - happy Halloween puppet

Josiane Keller “happy Halloween puppet” (2017)

Josiane Keller - happy Halloween 2

Josiane Keller “happy Halloween 2” (2017)

Josiane Keller - happy Halloween 3

Josiane Keller “happy Halloween 3” (2017)

Josiane Keller - happy Halloween 4

Josiane Keller “happy Halloween 4” (2017)

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Making of a puppet of a boy – Vol. II – after washing hair

October 4, 2017

After washing hair.

Josiane Keller - little boy after washing hair

Josiane Keller “little boy after washing hair” (2017)

Josiane Keller - little boy after washing hair 2

Josiane Keller “little boy after washing hair 2” (2017)

Josiane Keller - little boy after washing hair 3

Josiane Keller “little boy after washing hair 3” (2017)

Josiane Keller - little boy after washing hair 4

Josiane Keller “little boy after washing hair 4” (2017)

Josiane Keller - little boy after washing hair 5

Josiane Keller “little boy after washing hair 5” (2017)

 

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Making of a puppet of a boy

October 2, 2017

This is a very belated commission for a good friend of mine. Usually I am very meticulous about commissions, in this case I had some serious problems of an unexpected very long lasting creative block and, possibly connected to each other, a serious contemplation about my position as an artist and questions about future directions, context and the profession as such, if it can be called that, perhaps being an artist is not a profession, perhaps it is more an addiction and should be treated as such.

Josiane Keller - puppet of a boy

Josiane Keller “puppet of a boy” (2017)

Josiane Keller - puppet of a boy - quintett

Josiane Keller “puppet of a boy – quintett” (2017)

Josiane Keller - puppet of a boy 7

Josiane Keller “puppet of a boy 7” (2017)

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ホテル-Hotel extension film project: Screen tests – Starfish walking on the beach

September 24, 2017

Starfish walking on the beach, to view film please click HERE

Josiane Keller - Starfish walking on the beach

Josiane Keller “Starfish walking on the beach” (2017)

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Rattenkönig – “Jesus as a rat”-animation

September 21, 2017

Topic: “Rattenkönig” (“rat king”); animation, “Jesus as a rat”.

This project as much as I loved it was tossed out as an individual topic, but you can see the animation HERE.

Josiane Keller - Jesus as a rat

Josiane Keller “Jesus as a rat”-animation (2017)

 

 

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ホテル Hotel – Grasshopper Road Tour

September 10, 2017

A long, slow summer is finally coming to an end. It seems we are all hard-boiled and moving slower than before. Much has happened, but hardly any of it seemed spectacular, although it is not much different from last year’s adventures, this year for some reason we are a bit falling apart, it seems anyways, maybe starting with Laila moving with Alexander into her own place. Kids give a sense of group-feeling to a place, everyone gets a part of it, even those who claim they don’t want anything to do with it.

Molly being there but not there for most of the time, either rehearsing “Was wollen Sie von mir?” or sleeping with Elle and leaving Starfish without much explanation (not that the situation needs much explanation, but those left behind always push for one anyways), wandering aimlessly around or hiding in his own or his friends’ room, til he get’s kicked out, doesn’t lift the mood; Larry seems the most tolerant with him, but he is no replacement for Molly and at some point Larry’s faible for drama is in reverse going on Starfish’s nerve.

End of July ShinySkySituation went on tour, the Grasshopper Road Tour, being summer vacation Molly was meant to come along but on the morning of leaving she broke her elbow, which delayed the departure, put Starfish in a deep black mood and didn’t help after all, Molly had to stay at home, cast and all, and the secretly hoped for chance for reunion for Starfish went downhill.

However, they came back with shiny eyes after all, so in a way it did some good to the situation.

I am editing film clips and grouping photographs together, exhausted from the project and in need of my own vacation, but there is no time for anything like that, to much work, still.

Josiane Keller - grasshopper road tour - train tracks in Arizona

Josiane Keller “grasshopper road tour – train tracks in Arizona” (2017)

 

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ホテル Hotel – Surrogates – the slide show Semi-Finalist at Los Angeles CineFest 2017

July 12, 2017

The slide show won Semi-Finalist at Los Angeles CineFest 2017, … one more badge, hahaha, und das sieht so aus:

Josiane Keller - ホテル Hotel -Surrogates - slide-show

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Brief Interlude: “Pictures Speak Louder Than Words” – new book by Atelier Herenplaats on Outsider Art

July 12, 2017

Finally it has arrived: new book by artists of Galerie Atelier Herenplaats in Rotterdam on exactly that: Outsider Art. If you are interested in the topic and since it is absolutely beautiful I decided to show a few pages, to give an impression other than just bragging how gorgeous it is (it REALLY is!)

For more information check their homepage: Galerie Atelier Herenplaats

Atelier Herenplaats - Pictures Speak Louder Than Words

Atelier Herenplaats “Pictures Speak Louder Than Words” (2017)

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Unexpectedly: Puppet Animation for Children: “Confessions of a Runaway – In the Cafe” (Vol. I)

July 4, 2017

I never thought this day would ever come, and yet… : here it is, a puppet animation for a very small child, in fact for a specific small child, age 4. No sex, drugs or rock’n roll, no search for the meaning of life. (Ahh… wait! Not true, but maybe a bit more simplified, or is it?)

The story behind this is a certain friend, actually an art college class mate, has a little boy, who lost his favourite toy and was devastated. So we came up with a story to explain what happened, and since kids these days are smart, we can’t simply tell fake news, we have to come up with evidence of it.

It was so much fun that now we have a new (and very unexpected) category: Puppet Animation for Children

Josiane Keller - Confessions of a Runaway

Josiane Keller “Confessions of a Runaway” (2017)

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