Outsider is a project dedicated to the memory of Henry Darger, a self-taught artist. His most famous artwork is an illustrated story entitled The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion that he wrote during almost his whole life.
Named after the artistic movement, Outsider is a blend of music, animation, pictures, text, resulting to an album composed by Philippe Cohen Solal and Mike Lindsay. The lyrics of the songs are based on texts written by Henry Darger himself.
These songs are illustrated by animated music videos as a tribute to the artist’s artwork. Each song of the album corresponds to one of Henry Darger’s art piece.
The project goes even further, into an interactive project immersing the audience in the world of the “outsider artist”.
- Article on Louder Than War radio’s website
- The Artlyst‘s article
- Philippe Cohen Solal and Mike Lindsay Interview on Nicole Russin-McFarland website
- Q&A with Philippe Cohen Solal and Mike Lindsay on GIGsoup
- Album available on all streaming platforms
- Animation / Direction of animated Music Videos : Gabriel Jacquel
- Aimation : Sara Demirdjian
About the Project
- 2D Animation, trans-media Project
- Producer : Ya Basta Records, Philippe Cohen Solal
- Animated Music Videos Director : Gabriel Jacquel
- Music : Philippe Cohen Solal, Mike Lindsay