Video, Super 8 transcribed to HD, sound stereo, colour; 4 min 22 s
Paulo Furtado, The Legendary Tigerman
Shown here, at maat ext. Cinema, from 29 November to 31 December.
Everyone is a short Super 8 film directed by Paulo Furtado, The Legendary Tigerman, in Paris. This cine-poem follows on from the series of short films in the Femina Series, short films featuring simple, everyday actions, somewhere between family film, documentary, and experimental cinema. Everyone is one of the artistic satellites that gravitate around his new album, ZEITGEIST, released on 29 September this year, and features a special guest appearance by Jehnny Beth.
Everyone follows the words of Jehnny Beth through the lonely night at Le 104 (Le Cent Quatre – a cultural centre in Paris), and the eternal parade of dinosaur skeletons, whales, and other animals, most of them extinct, from the Natural History Museum in Paris.
“Everyone is also about the uncomfortable role of art and artists, about raising questions. Everyone wants to be everyone and all artists should raise questions and bring disquiet to the world.”
– Paulo Furtado.
Paulo Furtado is a multi-instrumentalist musician and a composer based in Lisbon, Portugal, often going to Paris, his second city. He´s also known as his alter ego The Legendary Tigerman. His main instrument is guitar, but he also composes and arranges using modular synths and piano. His home studio is well equipped with all kinds of ancient and modern string instruments, classic and synths, and rare instruments. He’s a regular nominee for the Sophia Awards – the most important TV and cinema awards in Portugal –, having already won the award for Best Original Music Score twice. Beside numerous soundtracks, Furtado also composed for theater plays and was musical director for Gus Van Sant’s Trouble (2022). His first The Legendary Tigerman album, Naked Blues, appeared in 2001, and the most recent in 2023, Zeitgeist, born in Paris. This was the first time he used modular synths instead of guitars for composing. The album features Portuguese and international artists, such as Anna Prior, Asia Argento, Best Youth, Calcutá, Delila Paz (The Last Internationale), Jehnny Beth, RAY, Sarah Rebecca and Sean Riley.