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Nominated for Work on Damon’s Head

22 Oct
Lala Drona's head prosthetic earns her a nomination for this year's SDA awards.

Lala Drona’s head prosthetic earns her a nomination for this year’s SDA awards.

In recent news, Lala Drona is claiming her work on Matthew Damon’s head.

Nominations for the bi-annual Screen Development Awards have been announced. Lala Drona, the first female fine artist to be nominated for the award, was selected for her work “The Tree of Life” on Matt Damon’s head in the 2013 film Elysium.

Lala Drona and Matt Damon after the awards ceremony.

Lala Drona and Matt Damon after the awards ceremony.

Every two years, the SDA awards artists for advancements in special effects make-up technology. The SDA aims to promote art in special effects make-up in an era where computer generated effects dominates the industry.

However, complaints were filed not more than one hour after Lala Drona received her nomination for the award. Now that the demand for special effects artists has hit a low, it seems that only major players in the industry are able to stay afloat. Since Lala Drona’s piece “The Tree of Life” was a product of the Lala Laboratory, some say the SDA should also take action to promote and support independent artists.

One of Lala’s fans is surely not complaining. Matt Damon accompanied Lala Drona to the nomination ceremony, where sources say the duo were reprimanded for incessant giggling and whispering during the announcements. Damon revealed that he decided to keep Lala’s prothetic implant intact under the skin of his skull even after finishing the movie. He’s a big fan of Lala’s and says that he likes the idea of being “a walking piece of art.”

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Helen Peters, journalist at Pop Prothetics Magazine

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Drone Birth

5 Oct
Lala makes a speech as people come from all walks of life to sign up to be a Drone.

Lala makes a speech as people come from all walks of life to sign up to be a Drone.  Photo by Kamilia Amber.

Just nine months after her last exhibition at Düo Gallery in Paris, Lala has launched another showing of her work in the exhibition “Je suis…”  Her Muses, Drones, and Motivation Monster representatives showed their support, as collectors, gallerists and fans stood in line to exchange words with the artist.

Drone #1 back at Lala's side?

Drone #1 back at Lala’s side?

Shockingly, even Drone #1 attended the event, stating he was there for the artist’s protection.  Days before the opening, Lala released a statement admitting that she has secretly been keeping Drone #1 in the laboratory since his breach in Drone Code.  “Nine months ago, I decided to launch a rehabilitation program for Drones.  Drone #1 has been the first participant in this program.”  In this boot camp, participants experience reconditioning aimed to eradicate the undesirable personality traits of insurgent Drones.

Lala also admits that Drone #1’s leaked video from last April was filmed during his rehabilitation program in the Lala Laboratory.  “It’s a difficult process, and rejection is the natural first step towards completion of the program.”

Drone #1 isn’t the only Drone fighting to be at Lala’s side.  Due to a successful exhibition opening, she has created masses of new Drones.  After the art opening, she rushed back to the Lala Laboratory in order to help her newborn Drones into the world.  Video documentation below.

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Lucius DaSilva, El Indie-pendiente Paris Journal

Experiment 8: Lala feeds Drone #1 to Muse

28 Feb

Lala Drona documents her art experiment.  After a breach of Drone Code, Drone #1 is banished from The Lala World.  His death will not be in vain, as Lala donates his remains to Art!

RECAP 2014

27 Jan

The Lala World RECAP 2014

For those of you who desire a bit of consolidation of last year’s news:  The Lala World Recap 2014.

The city of lights has not been kind to Lala.  Arrested for spray painting the city walls and landing in urgent care are just a few of Lala Drona’s mishaps since her arrival.

Lala Drona in urgent care.

Lala Drona in urgent care.

Lady Paris seems to have made Lala Drona harder, and the struggle has awakened her darker tendencies.  The year 2014 marks the year of transition, when Lala assumes her title of “art villain.”

On various occasions, Lala has compared her artistic process to theft.  “I steal others ideas because I don’t have my own” (2014 Art Prison Interview, L.D. Times Magazine). However, Lala pushed her artistic process an inch too far at an annual Paris “Perve Grandma Convention,” where she attempted to steal a Fred Le Chevalier piece from his oldest fan.

And Lala did not stop there.  Later on that year, she allegedly stole thousands of dollars from desperate YouTube insomniacs who had fallen victim to her fake sleep hypnosis video.  Although the media seemed to focus on Lala’s dark side, BOAF attempted to show the human behind the artist as well.

On April 24th, Lala traveled back to her home town Denver, Colorado in order to finalize preparations for a long-awaited hand transplant.  Comments filled message boards questioning the authenticity (and humanity) behind the art pieces created since Lala’s mechanical hand acquisition.

Lala caught on the streets of Paris wearing a splint.

Lala caught on the streets of Paris wearing a splint.

How would the prosthetic affect her paintings and would it cramp her hand dancing style?  Before leaving Denver, Lala put on a spontaneous showing of her “Pre-Lala” work in an exclusive at-home art garage sale.

Along with the art garage sale last year, Lala committed other acts that were difficult to understand.  In 2014, Lala’s face appeared twice in the subway station.  The first was in Paris.  She appeared holding an apple in a

Translation:  The #1 extramarital dating site made by women./ Dare. Bite. Taste.

Translation: The #1 extramarital dating site made by women./ Dare. Bite. Taste.

Geeden advertisement for adulterous online-dating (Lala later  painted this experience). Next the artist appeared in a Berlin subway station, pants down in public.  While the Geeden advertisement left fans wondering if Lala had sold out, the no-pants Berlin display just left them confused.

Other stunts this year were much easier to understand.  To prove she isn’t all bad, Lala showed her support in adopting mutant bees in Paris.  Save the bees!Her videos went viral in France when she took to the streets and battled against censorship with her “Don’t Retouch This” campaign.  The artist “pulled a Banksy” when she sold originals of her artwork cheaply on the streets of Paris at the same time as galleries sold her work for thousands at the FIAC.  She even had a little fun as she was seen shopping and drinking champagne at Paris’ 2014 Vogue Fashion Night Out.

    However, it wasn’t all fun and games last year.  In 2014, Lala launched the construction of her Warholian dream:  The Lala Laboratory.  During the construction, tensions in art politics were at a high.  Muses were on strike and Lala’s unorthodox muse practices were thrown into the light.  

Footage caught in Lala Laboratory of muse experiments.

Journalists infiltrated what is thought to be the Lala Laboratory and discovered a Muse Sweatshop.   In an attempt to evade the Art Guild (the authorities), Lala invited journalists to a fake Lala Laboratory tour.  The police were called, and Lala Drona was arrested on the spot for trespassing.

The board members of the Art Guild found Lala guilty of Muse Abuse and Torture in the first degree and she was sentenced to spend one month in Paris Art Prison.  In prison, Lala Drona gave an interview, revealing for the first time ever, the method behind her madness.
Jail Interview SpreadUpon her release, a masked man broke into the prison mail room and stole Lala’s prison letters written to Shutupi.  The unknown man published the letters, revealing perhaps more than Lala would have liked regarding her feelings towards the Art Guild.

Out of jail and straight to work, the artist began preparations for her anticipated exhibition.  After one small exhibition in May 2013 on arrival in Paris, one year later, Lala landed a place on the walls of Düo Gallery.  The exhibition titled From the Bed to the Lab presented a retrospective look on her paintings created in Paris, all connected by the theme of the bed.

Photography and text by Richard Beban from Paris Play.

Photography and text by Richard Beban from Paris Play.

The three series exhibited were the Breast Series: a confrontation with a difficult past/ the bed a place of healing.  The Sexe Sans Sex Series: a series of wanderings, and an analysis of her outside world/ the bed a place of experimentation.  The Lala World Series: Lala’s new series, where she commits to painting the Lala World (the fictionalized articles found on Based on a Fact) in order to move freely between the virtual and the real, and create her own world/ the bed a place of dreams–and her dream: The Lala Lab.

Following a successful exhibition of her world, Lala plans to continue following her dark path.  She’s back to her old methods of abuse and torture in order to extract inspiration from her muses and has marked the beginning of 2015 with the banishment of her beloved Drone #1.  Only time will tell what’s to come of Lala and her Drones, Muses and Laboratory…

See news updates on The Lala World here.

Based on a Fact RECAP 2014

To be served: Lala Laboratory Creations

15 Nov

To be served at FROM THE BED TO THE LABLala works with Düo and the local Paris Department of Chemistry to create a binary concoction of food and drink to be served at her three-day exhibition From the Bed to the Lab.  Together, they have created a collection of duo-aperitifs to mirror the colors and theme of Lala Drona’s paintings. Cocktail concoctionsA team of chemists and food critics have altered the elements of the cuisine in hopes of producing mind-altering effects.  Drink title branstormOnline forums question the safety of these secret ingredients, but Lala Drona has gone on record stating that there are neither toxic nor illegal chemicals in her laboratory creations.  With titles such as “Muse Serum” and “Mile-high Club,” Lala says that the power of suggestion will be enough to send her guests into Lala-Land.

With just over three weeks left before opening night, Lala rushes to put the finishing touches on her paintings and event plans.  Mile-highclub“It’s a lot of work,” Lala says, “but I’m excited to open my universe to the public.”  Only time will tell if the public is ready to receive Lala’s world.

To learn more about the event, visit and RSVP the event here.

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Toni Milton, Paris Science Daily Journalist

Convicted of Muse Abuse

11 Jul

Lala arrestedDo not pass go, do not collect two-hundred dollars.  News just released of Lala Drona trespassing onto private property while faking a personal tour of the Lala Laboratory.  The artist invited journalists to her underground layer to disprove accusations of muse abuse and torture.  However, the property Lala was showing was a front to deflect the media from her real underground layer.  Embarrassingly enough, the authorities caught Lala in the act (as you can see at the end of the tour video) and arrested her on the spot.  She is rumored to be held on seven accounts of muse abuse and could be in prison for up to two months before she is allowed to post bail.  The media are working with the authorities to unearth the real location of the Lala Laboratory.

Based on a Fact will be the first to let all of you Drones know when Lala leaves the Slammer, but until then, the website will be frozen until all litigations on such a matter are resolved.

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Lilia Keppler, 45 legal journalist

Lala gives tour in her defense

21 Jun

To disprove media accusations of muse abuse, Lala invites the press for a personal tour of the Lala Laboratory (just in the first phases of construction).

Scandal: Muse Sweatshop Discovered

14 Jun

ScandalLala Drona’s trip to the United States was not in vain!  After successful meetings with prosthetics technicians and various biotech designers, she has officially become the first artist with a mechanical hand.

Due to legal issues, we are not able to reveal details implicating the creators nor the model/brand of the new and controversial bio-prosthetic.  However, a thorough investigation indicates slight participation by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). Nonetheless, Based on a Fact would like to break another story.  A story involving the torture of Muses.  Torture perpetuated by an artist we all know very well.  It was Lala Drona who used Muses as test subjects in research for her new mechanical hand.

Interview with Muse #1098.

Interview with Muse #1098.

Journalists infiltrated the very secret Lala Laboratory which is, to media knowledge, still under construction.  Inside, journalists found small rooms that were fully furnished.  Rooms officially confirmed to be Muse research sites.

Footage caught in Lala Laboratory of muse experiments.

Footage caught in Lala Laboratory of muse experiments.

Muses from all over the Department 94, France are reporting abuse to unions and officials everywhere.  Muses state that they were held hostage and brainwashed to undergo experiments.  Reports describe Muses texting on smartphones and typing on laptops for days on end after forced prosthetic attachments. (Footage caught by journalist below)

Lala has pleaded “no comment” to reporters on the subject, while refusing to let the authorities examine her hand.  A deeper investigation into the Lala Laboratory is scheduled for next week while the authorities wait for a proper search warrant.  Only time can tell what will surface next concerning Lala and her questionable projects.

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Frank Mariano, freelance journalist

Adopt a Bee, save the Drones.

31 May

Save the bees!It seems Lala Drona is inviting her Drones to protect another type of drone: Bee drones.  Since the disappearances of these tiny creatures world-wide, countries such as France and Germany have decided to ban pesticides that have been implicated in the death of bees.  Since this ban, the disappearances have stopped and bees seem to be thriving in their habitats.

Some species of bees have grown up to 40 times their size says Johanne Matien, a French apiologist.  “They are getting bigger and bigger.  The bees have gone from flying rats to flying cats in just one year!”  raising awarenessDespite this anomaly, there seems to be minimal danger in the rapid bee growth.  “The bees are rather pacifists and will not attack unless threatened,” Johanne explains.  There has only been one human death since the rapid bee growth and when put to trial, was ruled out an accident.

The only real problem has been the amount of injured or sick bees abandoned by their hive.  Every weekend in the Jardin des Plantes, the entomology department from the University of Paris sets up stands that put rescued bees up for adoption.  Lala Drona was spotted at one of these tents last weekend, interested in adopting a bee.  Lala asked many questions and posed for photos, however, witnesses did not catch her actually adopting a bee. photo op.

Some say Lala made an appearance at the adoption tent as a publicity stunt in order to improve her image.  Others say this queen bee has always been concerned about her drones, whether they are human, bee or machine and has depicted these ideas in images.  Whatever intentions she may have, one thing is true.  Lala is raising long-due awareness about a crucial change in our environment.

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Ophelia Lemos, 35 park security manager  

From Paris to Denver

24 Apr

From Paris to Colorado          Sources at Air France have confirmed that Lala Drona will be returning home to the mile-high city in one week’s time.  To the disappointment of Drones everywhere, Lala does not plan to participate in gallery showings nor plans to make appearances at any high-society events.  An interview with the L.D. Times states that the artist is in fact returning to the US for medical reasons.

"Dr. Royal," by Lala Drona.  Self-portrait named after Lala's reconstructive surgeon.   Acrylic on canvas, 40x50cm

“Dr. Royal,” by Lala Drona. Self-portrait named after Lala’s reconstructive surgeon.

As Drones everywhere know, Lala’s medical past has been a source of inspiration for her art.  In the L.D. Times article, she speaks about plans for a future series called Cyborgs Have More Fun which like her ongoing Breast Series is inspired by bodily alterations.  “The reconstruction of her breast at such an early age called for a reformation of her entire world view,” states Valerie Cutter, head child psychologist at the University of Minnesota.  “She finds comfort in modification, in change.  It’s no wonder she’s attracted to the idea of cyborg.”

Possible hand design mock-up. Thanks to Chinese artist/designer Yu Lang.

Possible hand design mock-up. Thanks to Chinese artist/designer Yu Lang.

 

With her breast reconstruction trauma far behind her, Lala has big plans for her next bodily modification. Friedrich Strasse, Events Coordinator for the Drones Research Program-Berlin states that Lala has been having hand and wrist issues for years, often interfering with her work.

Lala caught on the streets on Paris wearing a splint.

Lala caught on the streets of Paris wearing a splint.

“We used to joke about her being the first artist with a mechanical hand.  I never thought she’d actually do it!” Sources say Lala plans to meet with an American team of medical specialists and designers to create a prosthetic for Lala’s hand.

Possible hand design mock-up. Thanks to Chinese artist/designer Yu Lang.

Possible hand design mock-up. Thanks to Chinese artist/designer Yu Lang.

In online forums, Drones discuss Lala’s future plans for hand modification, wary of the effects it may have on her art.  Will the art still be hers, or will her style change?  When will the project be underway, and is the project in connection to the Lala Laboratory?  Drones everywhere are on the lookout for Lala in Colorado, trying to catch a glimpse of the artist in her natural habitat.

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Teddy DeFranko, 35 freelance journalist.

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