Sofie Royer on the Seductive Energy of Pierrot
This text is taken from the Autumn/Winter 2022 challenge of AnOther Journal:
“Pierrot is a personality that turned a mainstay of the commedia dell’arte motion. The Moonstruck Pierrot got here to fame by means of an Italian actor who would paint himself because the white clown throughout the full moon and trigger a ruckus, placing on impromptu performs and musical occasions in his city sq.. It’s this duality that attracts me so intently to Pierrot – he’s all the time on a precipice, dancing between a state of sin and a state of grace. To me, Pierrot transcends gender. He has a seductive energy – not essentially that ladies needed to be with him, however they embody him by portray their faces and adopting his manner. Having spent my teenage years in Vienna and returning right here after dwelling in LA, it appears like I’ve regressed into adolescence. Turning into Pierrot is a approach for me to flee that whereas on the stage. He actually got here alive on stage, and that’s how I really feel too. He has been traipsing out and in of historical past for thus lengthy – I’m simply right here to honour and stick with it the custom.”
Sofie Royer, Vienna-based artist and musician, is a classically skilled live performance violinist and violist and has labored as a DJ with the likes of broadcasters Boiler Room and NTS Radio. Her debut album, Cult Survivor, got here out in 2020, and heralded the beginning of her experimenting together with her id by means of the act, impressed by Pierrot, of portray her face like a clown. Her lately launched sophomore document, Harlequin, mines the opera and ballet traditions of her native metropolis in addition to the baroque lyricism of Mitteleuropean cabaret.
Hair: Laurent Philippon at Bryant Artists. Make-up: Aurore Gibrien at Bryant Artists. Photographic assistant: Hugo Veuillet. Styling assistant: Sara Maria Perilli. Postproduction: She Submit Manufacturing. Printing: Moderne Lab
This story options within the Autumn/Winter 2022 challenge of AnOther Journal, which is on sale internationally now. Purchase a replica right here.