Jean Detheux
4'08'' cgi colour
2016 | MontréalQC, Canada
PyR Tour 2017

This is the third piece done in collaboration with American composer Charles Coleman (see the other two here:

Here’s what Charles said about this piece: “Identifiers for two Cellos was composed in 2013. Originally commissioned by the 'Westfest all over Westbeth' festival in NYC and choreographed for dance by Mari Meade Montoya and her Dance Collective group. As opposed to the normal practice when the music is composed first and the choreography second, Mari and I came up with this piece in the opposite direction. She came up with the dance and I composed the music on top of it. Two years later, when the inspired visual artist Jean Detheux came across this piece, he made his wonderful contribution through his inspired and elaborate visuals that even more enhanced the sprit of the music.”

This is exhilarating music to work with, it pulls my images along without any effort (so it seems anyway;-).
Creating Identifiers has been one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had in a very long time.

music: Charles Coleman
Ludwig Borza, Cello 1
Hannah Golliah, Cello 2
Recorded in Queens, New York (June 2013)

Jean Detheux
Jean Detheux
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1946 | Liège, Belgium

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Born in Belgium, graduated from the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts (Liège), Detheux immigrated to Canada in 1971 where he taught at various art schools (including in the U.S.). Exhibited his paintings and drawings in solo and group shows in Europe, Lebanon and the Americas, where his work is found in many private and public collections.

Many articles (English & French) on art/animation, reviews of festivals, symposiums, books and software (published by AWN, Sage Publications, Int. Jnl Art & Technology, etc.).
Forced by allergies to quit natural media, he embraced digital technology which brought him almost “naturally” to animated film.

His films are now found in festivals around the globe.

Lives in MontréalQC, Canada.   +info