five senses from my world: zoe bleu, artist

Enter the eclectic world of LA based artist, actress and performance art collective mastermind Zoe Bleu.

Zoe Bleu is the LA-born artist and actress with her own performance art collective, Nautae. She made her debut acting feature earlier this year in James Franco’s Mother May I Sleep With Danger and will play the role of the late composer and pianist Erik Satie’s wife, Suzanne Valadon, who was a muse to Renoir, in a film next spring. It’s not hard to see why,  21-year-old Zoe projects an eccentricity and style that is illustrative of her upbringing between the hot springs of Big Sur and the chaos of Los Angeles, her love of oysters, poetry and the harp. 

1

I don’t play any instruments but if I were to learn I’d choose the harp

I’ve been listening to a lot of harp music recently, nothing with too many lyrics – just vibey baroque heavenly music.

2

メイヤーレモンの香りがするといつも、内なる少女が私の中で目覚めるの。

むかし裏庭でメイヤーレモンの木を育てていたんだけど、その香りが忘れられなくて。誰かを懐かしく思い出すときも、頭に浮かぶのは顔や見た目より匂いなのよ。

3

「そしてその日がやってきた。固いつぼみのままでいることが、花開くことよりもつらく厳しくなるときが」。

アナイス・ニンのこの言葉が、私の内なる心を覚醒させたの。シンプルだけど、パワフルな言葉。アナイスって、ホントにすごいヤツよ。

4

ずっと魚介類や牡蠣が怖くてしょうがなかったの。真珠がそこからできるって知るまでは。

真珠が大好きだから、きっと牡蠣だっておいしいはずだって思った。今じゃ大好物のひとつよ。

5

私を眠りにつかせることができた唯一の音楽は、エリック・サティの曲。

来年の春、彼の生涯をたどる映画で、恋人だったシュザンヌ・ヴァラドンを演じるの。すごくノスタルジックでパーフェクトな巡り合わせだって思ったわ。

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