11 March 2012 - Short Message

#Music video 'True Loves' by Hooray For Earth inspired by French sci-fi #comic strip creator Moebius

The music video 'True Loves' for Hooray For Earth's album 'True Loves' (released in 2011) is inspired by French sci-fi comic strip creator Moebius alias Jean Giraud. The 73 years old Moebius died yesterday.

'True Loves' music video director Alex Takacs from the LA based production team Young Replicant said about the non-linear story of two persons on a hunt through times and spaces: "The video is an homage to our favorite Russian and Eastern-European cult sci-fi. French artist Moebius and early Metal Hurlant were also big visual influences. It's about mindscapes and the memory of true love."

Reality-fiction artist Jean Giraud alias 'Moebius' (after the German mathematician) created comic strips that are non-linear narrations to involve the reader in generating meaning. Therefore he used techniques which are known from the surrealist dessin automatique. Moebius was also designer; he created the space suits for the film 'Alien' and was the production designer of the movie 'The Fifth Element' (costumes were designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier).

In 2010/2011, the work of French comic strip artist Jean Giraud alias Moebius was presented in the exhibition 'Transe-Forme' at Fondation Cartier in Paris. 'Trans-Forme' focused on the theme 'metamorphosis, environment' and that the forms in our environment may not be as stable as they seem.

Video: 'True Loves' by Hooray For Earth on iTunes.


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