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The Colonel and the Muse

9 Nov
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Lala Drona (right), and Muse Leira (left)

What Lala Drona wrote had the tendency to come true.  Fortunately (and unfortunately)  for her, all the desires and dreams that she had written had already come true, and she was now living them.  Lala lied alone in her bed and thought about how creation comes from a lack, and how a satiated writer isn’t much of a writer at all.  Lala thought about what she wanted.  What did she desire?  Perhaps it was world domination, perhaps it was to get the art laboratory  back in business.  Whatever it was, it was in that moment that Lala realized she wanted nothing more than to be lying next to someone else.

 

The story of Muse Leira

In 18th century Portugal, in the small town of Messejana, Colonel Morgado died and left his estate to his four servants.  His loyal and dedicated Muse, grew depressed from the lack of creative collaboration with the Colonel.  Over the years that followed, the battle strategy notebooks and plans they created together disappeared,  buried in dust.  Muse Leira refused to occupy any other room after the Colonel’s death and condemned herself to those four walls for eternity.

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Messejana, Portugal

It wasn’t until recently, three centuries later, that Leira had the opportunity to dust off her inspiration projectors and collaborate with artists visiting the Colonel’s room.

 

The last servant left alive in the house decided to move into the house next door and rent out the Morgado home.  A young couple moved into the house with their baby, but made a point to stay out of the Colonel’s room at night, as recommended by the previous owner.  Muse Leira haunted the room at all hours, but her image only appeared at night, when she had the power to touch the tenants of the room.

The couple converted the house into an art residency, inviting international artists from

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Colonel Morgado’s room

around the world to visit and work on their projects.

 

Winnie was the first to stay in the Colonel’s room.  She was an ink-landscape painter from China.   The lights constantly switched on and off and the bulbs burned out.  Winnie saw Muse Leira for the first time on the night of the new moon.  She could not sleep and when she opened her eyes and rolled over, a head covered in a white cloth bag stared straight back at her.  Needless to say, Winnie left the residency early.
Madeleine was the next to stay in the Colonel’s room.  She was an abstract expressionist painter from France.  She began work right away on the first day and filled the room with canvas and color.  When she woke up the first morning, she saw that all of her t-shirts and pants had been thrown on the floor.  But no matter, she submitted to the strong inspiration that boiled from within and jumped out of bed to continue painting. 70_year_old_art_supplies_by_kymmacaleb-d492xvm.jpg

Night fell and while working at her desk, Madeleine tipped over a bottle of varnish.  She desperately looked for a cloth to absorb the liquid and took one that was handed to her.  She dabbed the painting with no result, and looked down at the cloth to find it was one of her t-shirts from the floor.  She looked to her side to see who handed it to her, and Muse Leira stood there, wearing all of Madeleine’s clothes and giggling.  After a bit of an awkward meeting, Madeleine and Leira became good friends and collaborated easily for the remainder of her stay in the Colonel’s room.

After Madeleine left, the room grew cold again, the air stagnant without the flow of creative energy.  A week went by and artist Lala Drona, an American painter living in Paris,Screenshot 2018-11-09 at 18.51.05 moved into the Colonel’s room.  On the first day, Lala rearranged the room to take advantage of the light coming in from the windows.  Lala’s painting materials still hadn’t arrived and she felt herself growing weak from the lack of creation.  She woke up in the middle of the night sick with a cold.  The roosters crowed and the dogs barked outside, rattling the bed she slept in.  Lala found the strength to approach the tissue box in front of the mirror on the other side of the room.  She grabbed a tissue and while blowing her nose, she looked into the mirror to find the head covered in a cloth bag standing behind her.  Lala would have screamed if she hadn’t lost her voice.

Muse Leira ran across the wall and knocked a trapped door open before hiding in the corner.  Realizing Leira was a muse, and having had extensive experience with muses, Lala tried to calm her while tiptoeing towards the trapped door.  Inside, Lala found old paintings on paper—portraits of the Colonel and his servants.  Further inside, she found charcoal.IMG_3345

Lala started coughing and Muse Leira led her back to bed.  Muse Leira brought over a board with paper and the charcoal and sat next to Lala.  She set up the drawing board and Lala began sketching out ideas for paintings.  She thought about what she wanted.  She thought about the relationships she had had with the Drones (assistants in her former art laboratory), other artists and muses.  Muse Leira reminded her that it is those relationships which make Lala human.

 


Over the next few days, Leira nursed Lala back to health.  Leira inspired Lala, and Lala grew stronger with every collaboration.  Lala’s painting supplies finally arrived, and thanks to Muse Leira, she is now off to a strong beginning.

Based on a fact.

Kendal Dreges, Minisota Artlife Press

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Go Hashtag Yourself Interview, 2018

5 Oct

Lala Drona sits down with L.D. Times Magazine once again for an exclusive  interview.  This time she discusses the ways in which social media and the Internet influence and affect her work as an artist.  Read the full article here.

 

 

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Happy Women’s Day 2016

8 Mar

Lala Woman's day 2016

SCANDAL! Drone #1 speaks from the grave.

7 Apr

Three months after his death, Drone #1’s cell phone has been discovered.  It was found in the middle of a construction site outside the 13th district of Paris, buried deep in the rubble and it’s memory wiped.  However, the authorities were able to recover some of the lost data.  Among questionable images and messages stored in the phone, was a video of Drone #1 warning his fellow Drones against an alleged evil plot.

The Art Guild intends to question Lala and her Drones in the coming week.  Could Lala really be turning against her Drones and those around her? Or perhaps Drone #1 is misrepresenting Lala…an act of revenge before his banishment from The Lala World?

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Hailey Manning, 27, Journalist for Art Eclectic Webzine

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!

Drone Shortage??

25 Feb

Drone X Eats Drone #1

Drone X, one of Lala’s most beloved and loyal Drones, has left Paris.  She came to know Lala in a chance encounter in the streets of Paris.  Drone X was about to end her life, until she heard something strange, something that would change her life forever, from under the bridge:

It all started a year ago. I was in a dark place at that time. I wanted to end my days. That evening, it was cold, like today. I walked to one of the many bridges spanning the Seine. I went through over the parapet, I turned around by setting the darkness that stood before me, and I closed my eyes. I breathed deeply. I was listening to the whisperings of the sleeping city ... Suddenly, a sound took me out of my stupor ... it was the "pppppfffffssshhhhh * clack clack * * * pppppfffffssshhhhh clack" of spray paint. I opened my eyes, I looked for the person which made the sound I had heard off the bridge, and I saw ... Lala Drona. She was tagging one of the pillars of the bridge accessible from the shore. The world stopped spinning. It wasn’t possible anymore to jump, not possible to descend. Two. Three. Ten minutes ... time no longer existed. Again, a noise made me jump, this time it was a police siren. Lala was quick to complete her work and began to run ... in my direction! When she saw me, she threw me a bag full of paint screaming "Catch it!" I do not know why, but I ran behind her. I was hypnotized. Since then, I am a Drone. She may be a thief, but she saved my life. DroneX

Translation: It all started a year ago. I was in a dark place at that time. I wanted to end my days. That evening, it was cold, like today. I walked to one of the many bridges spanning the Seine. I went through over the parapet, I turned around by setting the darkness that stood before me, and I closed my eyes. I breathed deeply. I was listening to the whisperings of the sleeping city …
Suddenly, a sound took me out of my stupor … it was the “pppppfffffssshhhhh * clack clack * * * pppppfffffssshhhhh clack” of spray paint. I opened my eyes, I looked for the person which made the sound I had heard off the bridge, and I saw … Lala Drona. She was tagging one of the pillars of the bridge accessible from the shore. The world stopped spinning. It wasn’t possible anymore to jump, not possible to descend. Two. Three. Ten minutes … time no longer existed.
Again, a noise made me jump, this time it was a police siren. Lala was quick to complete her work and began to run … in my direction! When she saw me, she threw me a bag full of paint screaming “Catch it!”
I do not know why, but I ran behind her. I was hypnotized. Since then, I am a Drone. She may be a thief, but she saved my life.
DroneX  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1536698666575473/

Drone X is said to be relocating to the United States in order to begin a special ops project.  She will reinfiltrate the Americas and recruit more Drones.  The project is said to begin in California and stretches throughout the continental United States and Canada.

However, after Drone #1’s banishment, the media questions the true incentives behind Drone X’s relocation.  Drones are dropping like flies, so BOAF asked Drone X herself what she thought about the Drone #1 banishment/punishment:

BOAF:  What is your reaction to the Drone #1 event?

DX: It was delicious.

BOAF: Wait, “delicious”?  I thought it was the Muses that ate Drone #1…

DX:  Yes, Lala fed him to the Muses to see what kind of inspiration she could extract.  But Lala shared the rest ofor him with the Drones, so we could honor his memory.  Now, he lives in all of us.”

(From BOAF phone interview with Drone X, February 1st, 2015)

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According to Drone X, Drone #1’s death sentence was not vindictive.  It was a spiritual ritual to save his Drone essence.  Since breaking Drone Code is a deadly crime in the Lala World, the “punishment” carried out was the most humane and dignified that Lala could have ordered.

If you would like to read more Drone Origin stories, check out (and participate in) the Drones Facebook page.

Keep checking back for updates on The Lala World.

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From the Bed to the Lab: Lala’s upcoming exhibition.

31 Oct

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Lala was spotted this week in Paris’ 11th district measuring the walls of Düo, where she’s due to show her work December 11th-13th.  Lala’s exhibition “From the Bed to the Lab” will be a retrospective look at her time in Paris: how the city helped her find her way down the rabbit hole we now call the Lala World.  The three series of paintings and installations Lala has chosen for the exhibition illustrate a persisting struggle to find a place of her own in the world.

“I’ve come to the conclusion that life it just one big do-it-yourself project.  Since that realization, I see the possibilities are endless.  That’s what this exhibition is about.”

Since Lala’s arrival in Paris, she has created her own world, composed of fact-fiction blog entries, paintings, videos and music.  “From the Bed to the Lab” will be Lala Drona’s first solo gallery exhibition in Paris to present this work.  The art pieces are to be accompanied by performances and DJ’s during the night hours (TBA).  Check Lala Drona’s facebook page and stay updated on details about the most anticipated Lala event of the year.

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17 Oct

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“Retouching is the new censorship,” says Lala

5 Oct

Last night before Paris’ Nuit Blanche (an artistic event that lasts all night once a year) Lala Drona posted a behind the scenes look at the preparation for her performance “Don’t Retouch This.”

Internet Drones everywhere started buzzing and met up with Lala later that night for the debut of the artistic campaign.  She was spotted around Paris asking passer-byes to hold a sign saying “don’t retouch this” over a part of their body they didn’t think was perfect.  The idea was to denounce the unobtainable ideal of perfection the media sells…and to accept ourselves the way we are.

Critics noticed that Lala held the sign in front of her chest almost the entire night.  “Lala has been struggling with the idea of perfection in our society since her breast reconstruction.  This is a part of her journey to self-acceptance,” states Kit Feller, New York art critic.

Onlookers were surprised and animated by the performance.  “I want to do this with my friends,” said Florence Sibot, an onlooker at the Nuit Blanche.  “I think she is might be starting a movement here.”  Since last night’s performance, 20 documented #dontretouchthis videos have been published online.  A good start for the campaign.

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SCANDAL: Lala fakes hypnosis video to steal donations

27 Sep

Straight out of jail and back to her old tricks.  Lala Drona was caught stealing donations with a fake sleep hypnosis video.  The full video has been flagged and removed from Youtube, but you can still find a clip of it below.  Since the video had been up for over a week, there’s no telling how much money Lala has stolen from innocent insomniacs everywhere.

Tyler Perkins, coffee bean researcher.

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