The Poetic Pirates Society is a rebellious troup of one cyber intellectuals, all hand-drawn and painted. The society brings real-life stories to an ever-expanding virtual universe. The goal of the society is mutiny, to disrupt the (online) art world, to roam the digital seas. Fearless and uncompromised, just like true poets are meant to be.
The series started in 2015, is based on the travels of artists Alexander Koning who has visited over fifty countries as a video journalist during the past twenty years. The paintings are playful and colorful but also remind us of the growing pains caused by a human society globalizing at the speed of light. The Poetic Pirates Society is a project that bridges traditional painting with contemporary image culture, that does not want to be an empty promise but contributes to meaningful artistic, philosophical and poetic debate.
Project ‘Moto Perpetuo’ should, in my opinion, as an artist and filmmaker, speak about the differences that unite us as humans. Where do our fears erupt? Why do we fight if we want peace? Why do we blame others for perceived injustices?
I want to ask these questions to the three protagonists of the film. I want to hear their story. I want to ask them about being innocent victims. I want to ask them about being guilty of aggression.
I want to witness how hard it is to get these three violinists together on neutral ground and play a priceless instrument firmly rooted in Jewish, Arabic and Gypsy traditions.
The violin is renowned as the ultimate musical instrument to evoke passion and melancholy. The Stradivari violin is a pinnacle of craftsmanship and acoustic excellence.