A few images from Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus Artistes et Critiques, a documentary by Maria de Medeiros

Maria’s film is about the relationship between the artist and the critic. The documentary was shot at the festival of Cannes and gives us a real behind the scenes view. Normally all we ever see is the red carpet and the flashbulbs. It is totally enjoyable and  informative, I found myself laughing through the intimate revelations on both sides. I cannot remember exactly the opening line but I think that it was Ken Loach describing the relationship between the director and the critic as being the same as the relationship between a dog and a lampost The analogy being the dogs are the critics and they use you in the same way that they do a lamp post. 

For more on this, pick up the May issue of ZOO magazine..


Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.