Brand Band News
(Maastricht / Avenue Céramique 226)
The animated images of Christine Rebet (1971 / France) show an astounding world of bizarre shapes and strange scenarios. Rebet shows us a glimpse of her mind, where truth and fantasy meet.
Brand Band News is a musical fairytale that is filled with both fantasy and mystery in image and sound. Rebet has found a distinct style of drawing and narrating, which draws on the logic of dreams and the subconscious.
The successive, often witty images of sketches, shapes and figures suggest a complex and curious storyline. The video shows two sisters who have been shot dead, hitchhiking in the middle of a field, hoping for a new life. However, their wish disappears into oblivion when it is swept away by the wind. The death of the girls finds resonance the theatre. Mystery expert Tim Bross tries to divide the sisters’ spirits in the voice of an amateur ventriloquist. However, the ventriloquist fails with his interpretation and the girls’ souls are lost.