Magic theater (ephemeral curiosities)

Welcome to The Magic Theater, you are about to witness scenes surprising and dangerous - the price for admittance is to relax your mind and let it go...

  • Pierre Ajavon
  • Pierre Ajavon
  • Pierre Ajavon
    Music performed and composed
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 30, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
  • Shooting Format:
    HD Video
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • EXPERIMENTA – Transformação Audiovisual – III Edition (International Video Art Exhibition)
    December 3, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Video Peace Traffic - Center of Contemporary Art
    July 3, 2021
    Official selection
  • San Mauro Film Festival
    May 23, 2018
  • All in one
    November 27, 2016
    European Premiere
Director Biography - Pierre Ajavon

Born in Paris on 1 May 1966 // lives & works in Paris - France
- Sound engineer (accredited training center Steinberg)
- Composer (member of SACEM and of SACD)
- Master of Sociology of culture
(Thesis : Infuence of the psychedelic movement in contemporary culture) - Paris X-Nanterre
- License Ethnomusicology and Sociology - Paris X-Nanterre
- Bi-Deug // Sociology - Psychology - Paris X-Nanterre

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Director Statement

Born in 66' in Paris, Pierre Ajavon is a visual artist, composer & musician.
He lives in Paris (France) and exhibits internationally.
After sociology studies focused on psychedelic culture,
he embarked on a long musical journey as a composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist.
He moved into video art when he saw the possibility of bringing the sound and moving image together.
Pierre Ajavon specialized in researching sound visualizing via Pop imagery.
Mixing electronic music, psychedelic rock and feld recording for his musical research.
Intending to “flm sound” and transform it into pictures,
his approach strive to hinge his musical thought on postmodern visual aesthetics which draw its references both on psychoanalysis (dream and subconscious) and the surrealist, psychedelia and pop-art artistic movements.

Pierre Ajavon produced many experimental short flms which he flmed, edited, and designed the music production,
widely distributed internationally (Royal Scottish Academy-Scotland, Madatac-Spain, Museum of Modern Art-Brasil, Cairotronica-Egypt, Over the Real-Italy, Athens Digital Arts Festival-Greece, Image Play-Portugal, Pereira Art Museum-Colombia...).

Since 2015, he expanded his research by using video frames to create digital works on aluminium & plexiglas.
Indeed, he redefned the dialogue between sound and moving pictures by developing a triangulation incorporating a still image.

Pierre Ajavon speaks his language of sounds and images that is understood without translation into words. In a synesthesical approach, pictures, colors and sound showed what the aesthetic perception could create.

The last 5 years he has participated in many art exhibitions and festivals throughout Europe, America & Asia.
“Creating sound scenery connected to flmed aesthetics is the cornerstone of my artistic research”