David Knight - 13th Aug 2010

Last Friday the inaugural Flux Artist Series at Soho House featured "The Church of Pancakes", an evening with Swedish filmmaker and artist Andreas Nilsson presented in collaboration with Furlined.

Andreas' mind-blowing installation took place throughout the Soho House West Hollywood featuring Bommel - the character from Andreas's new Yeasayer video and arguably, his piece de resistance, his 6 foot high pancake mountain, consisting of over 2000 pancakes.

"Bommel, the deformed lamb of the earth and the sun, stepped outside the framework of the coming Yeasayer video and did a unique live appearance at the Soho House in a musical piece," explains Andreas, post-event - which is the first of a Flux series curated by Meg and Jonathan Wells, featuring the world's top creative talents from film, art, design and music.

"He appeared, together with his dark puppeteer and the burnt carcass of Mozart, inside a cage. Protecting him from us and us from him. The music was a collaboration with Hans Appelqvist developing the mythology around Joe Simonton. Chris De Burgh also contributed with a track. In the Yeasayer video we can see the last struggle and death of Bommel. But that was only acting on his behalf. He is alive and well."

And a week later, Soho House is still smelling of pancakes.

David Knight - 13th Aug 2010

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