federation tunisienne de football
Directed and animated by Gianluigi Toccafondo
So it began. The music film Federation Tunisienne de Football (4 min 22 sec) it’s the first way chosen by C’mon Tigre to share their Mediterranean tale with all the whole world, along all the longitudes and latitudes. It based on their first single track, introducing the full album’s release in September: a story about an eccentric football team, their dances and magical shoes set on a sandy playground surrounded by animals. Animated, painted & directed by the Italian artist Gianluigi Toccafondo, there is no keyframing, no filters no post production, over 5000 frames hand painted. Toccafondo has recently gained huge popularity thanks to the stunning 3 minute animation footage that opens Ridley Scott‘s new feature film Robin Hood. Elephants like brasses and colorful bottomed women together with marvellous dancers are ready to enter the scene.
A STORY FOR FEDERATION TUNISIENNE THE FOOTBALL
Rumors say that was going to happen something memorable. You want to believe at rumors like these, even if it’s always the son of the sister of the village idiot to run them, just to say how can you hope in vain that this will happen. Well, the rumors were saying that at some point between the first and the second time, you had to look at the feet of the players, and if you had an irresistible urge to take something from the bar, it was better if you did not and remained like sitting watching the feet of the players, sooner or later something amazing will happen. The game was on a Sunday, with the sun at its zenith, everyone was there to see it. It took me 20 minutes to find a hole where I could see something, and I immediately started to look at the feet of all, ‘cos I did not want to miss anything if you know what I mean.I watched very carefully those feet while everything was going on and the visiting team they fucked us in the ass, one goal after another. I realised only when Malik fell to the ground screaming for a violent foul. It was an unexpected carnage, and it is not something that I care if we were winning or if we were losing, I do never cared anything about football in general, but that was just a massacre, our players were flying to the right and to the left as water droplets so easily. Nobody was looking anyone’s feet anymore. We all felt dizzy. It had never happened something like that. I began to have even afraid when I saw a pair of vultures roosting on the goal crossbar. They come when there are carcasses to eat so… I remembered what was supposed to happen according the son of the sister of the village idiot, and I thought that god was an asshole if he wanted us to watch a sporting genocide as a memorable event. Then I turned around and I saw a bunch of lanky giraffes move towards the stadium, and with them a hundred of elephants dressed like in riot gear, and camels, and an army of animals from all over. It was then that the miracle happened!
STIIL FRAMES FROM FEDERATION TUNISIENNE THE FOOTBALL
A WORLD OF WONDER
Directed and animated by Danijel Zezelj
C’mon Tigre releases his second animated film, blending again the artistic schemes through collaboration with visual artists. After the marvelous and colorful Federation Tunisienne De Football, here we have the drastic atmosphere’s change of A World Of Wonder, the film directed by the artist Danijel Zezelj.
An essential black and white which melts itself with the synthetic textures of this track, where sharp urban landscapes make scene for a tale about world’s metamorphosis. The film was made by taking pictures of Zezelij’s drawings surface while he painted over the course of several weeks. Each brush sign has to be documented by a photo, same technique as the most classical animation. The peculiarity of his approach is that every drawing he paints erases the previous one, every mark erases the one below and what remains is encased in this film. There is no escape to the last scene too, painted black by hundreds brush strokes. A work of continuous evolution, which generates images only to leave them lost in time, as memory does. The only witness left is the film itself.
A STORY FOR A WORLD OF WONDER
What I did not know is that when you transplant the reproductive organ of a primate, you don’t just fall into a category of Unfortunate IQs, but you also lose any right to exhibit your penis like a peacock tail. With respect to the body the dimensions are greatly reduced , a chimp bonobo has a penis of about 8-10 cm, but the gorilla they gave me had one of 3 cm. Now it is mine. The exchange has turned out to be a failure from almost any point of view. I joined this exchange program a few years ago, there were several incentives and it was definitely more fun than augmented reality, so limited and prehistoric, and even more fun than gaseous nutrition , which is not exactly such a great thing except for those two or three renowned gaseous restaurants. Organic interchange offered a huge variety of stimuli.If you consider all possible combinations between species you will remain amazed by the results you have imagined. A Dog interchanged with an Ara Maracanà, or any other type of large tropical parrot, it would give the Dog nice bright colours and the longevity of 3 generations. The parrot would have a previously unimaginable sense of smell which would help it find more fruits and nuts, an advantage that should not be underestimated for an animal which is doomed to extinction. On the other hand a Dog interchanged with a Sole fish would have been a complete debacle: it would be able to change colour for camouflage but would then drown lying at the bottom of the sea. And not to speak of the Sole fish, already so evolutionarily unfortunate: imagine the discomfort of suddenly having the wrinkles of a Shar Pei. In short, billions of possibilities. Everyone’s interested in the interchange. Registration to the program is free, you can do it online as well, no annual fee, you pay only when the interchange takes place. Ergo, the waiting list is endless and when it's your turn, you take what they are giving without asking too many questions because if you're too picky they might put you back on the list. What is literally ruining everything is the fury of the new scalpel-mixed species in claiming their rights. It actually happens that others like you, who have chosen to have the cock of a primate (by fate or by their own will), well what happens is that these people get together as a minority and fight for their rights, marriage rights, procreation rights, access to kindergartens rights, parking for residents rights… as the group of men with the cock of a primate becomes stronger, the group pickets institutions and makes speeches on television to make others aware. It ends up that you lose the magic of things. Going back to the fact of the reduced size of the small primate cock, that's all part of the game. However, in all this mess I have gained prehensile feet.
STIIL FRAMES FROM A WORLD OF WONDER
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ROSKILDE FESTIVAL (DK)
When they fire up these wonderfully twisted tunes live it’s a magic moment. Don’t miss it at Roskilde Festival 2016!
Worldwide Premiere of the second music video directed by Danijel Zezelj.
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C’mon Tigre first music video on BEST 2014 VIDEOS from around the world collected by bee hype.
French premiere of the album.
BYTE FM (DE)
ByteFM presents C'mon Tigre live performance premiere. The 9+1 show with 9 musician plus the painter Danijel Zezelj.
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FRANCE MUSIQUE (FR)
the reference radio for classical music in France, broadcast a special on C'mon Tigre. Saturday, January 3.
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C’mon Tigre selected in the Best of 2014.
RADIO 2 MUSICAL BOX (IT)
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National Italian Radio 2 interviewed C’mon Tigre on a special dedicated 1 hour show.
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"De la grâce, de la personnalité, de la folie, et profusion de talents,
un immanquable de 2014!!!"
IndieTopRock 2014: le top des chroniqueurs
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