When Digital Collage and French Composers Meet: La Chica’s New Video “Oasis” is an Art Piece22 January, 2016
French-Venezuelan artist La Chica takes on Latin American traditional sounds and makes it her own with a subtle electronic pop twist. In her new video, “Oasis”, she uses French composers Erik Satie, Claude Debussy and Camille Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals‘ “Aquarium” movement, combining it with an electronic feel. A multi-textured sound, La Chica’s voice juxtaposes beautifully with the piano. Singing in Spanish and English, what makes this track unique is the video. Her face is digitally collaged and the video becomes an art piece of its own.
Animation collaborator Kelzang Ravach, who creates under the moniker Ma-Ke uses paint and digital art elements to collage La Chica’s face. With a Frida-esque spin, the vibrant colors, French-inspired piano melody and cinematography intersects digital art with modern art. It is truly a beautiful collaboration.
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