Evangelia Kranioti talks to Kim Laidlaw

Evangelia Kranioti, Los fuegos del sábado, Exotica, Erotica, Etc. series, 2010

Greek-born artist Evangelia Kranioti is already the stuff of legend, taking to the high seas to create her multi-award winning documentary film Exotica, Erotica, Etc.: 450 hours of footage condensed into an intimate 73-minute portrait of sailors and prostitutes, ports and seas. Kim Laidlaw spoke to her to learn more about her epic voyages, the call of the ocean and the ephemeral yet eternal notions of love and desire. Continue reading “Evangelia Kranioti talks to Kim Laidlaw”

Chrisitian Braad Thomsen talks to Kim Laidlaw

Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Christian Braad Thomsen photographed by Rolf Konow

Danish filmmaker Christian Braad Thomsen is a man of many talents, with a CV encompassing feature films, documentaries and books about the silver screen. At the last Berlin Film Festival he showed his documentary, Fassbinder: To Love Without Demands, examining the life and work of iconic director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who was a close friend of Thomsen’s until his death in 1982. Thomsen took time out from promoting the film to talk to Dapper Dan about his approach to filmmaking, his influences and, of course, the legendary work of his old pal Fassbinder. Continue reading “Chrisitian Braad Thomsen talks to Kim Laidlaw”

Maria Hassabi talks to Kim Laidlaw

Photography by Bill Georgoussis

Cyprus-born, New York-based artist and choreographer Maria Hassabi creates performance pieces exhibited in a wide range of settings around the world—from the streets of Manhattan, to a sports hall at the Venice Biennale, to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. As bodies navigate these diverse spaces in what sometimes appears to be slow motion—often holding poses with unwavering poise—the spectator finds themself in a contemplative atmosphere, questioning the meaning of the precise movements Hassabi creates, and the paradox of stillness in movement. Here she tells Dapper Dan more about her process and her work. Continue reading “Maria Hassabi talks to Kim Laidlaw”