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Catalogue No.MKDP001
LocationParis
Date2000
Print QualityFine Art Digital Print

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Daft Punk
by Menno Kok
Daft Punk Paris 2000. Editon of 10. As the editioned prints sell out prices rise.
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Daft Punk is an electronic music duo consisting of French musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (born February 8, 1974) and Thomas Bangalter (born January 3, 1975). Daft Punk reached significant popularity in the late 1990s house movement in France and met with continued success in the years following, combining elements of house with synthpop.
The duo is also credited with producing songs that are considered essential in the French house scene. They were managed from 1996 to 2008 by Pedro Winter (Busy P), the head of Ed Banger Records. Early in the group's career, the band members were strongly influenced by groups such as The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones. Bangalter and de Homem-Christo were originally in a band called Darlin', which disbanded after a short period of time, leaving the two to experiment musically on their own. The duo became Daft Punk, and released their critically acclaimed debut album Homework in 1997. The 2001 release Discovery was even more successful, driven by the club singles "One More Time", "Digital Love" and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger". In March 2005, the duo released the album Human After All to mixed reviews. However, the singles "Robot Rock" and "Technologic" achieved success in the United Kingdom. Daft Punk toured throughout 2006 and 2007 and released the live album Alive 2007, which won a Grammy award for Best Electronic/Dance Album. The duo composed the score of the film Tron: Legacy and in 2010 released the soundtrack album of the film. Daft Punk are noted for their elaborate live shows, in which visual elements and effects are incorporated with the music. The group is also known for its emphasis on visual and story components associated with their musical productions, as well as for wearing disguises, most notably, ornate robot costumes in public and while performing.
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Portrait photographer Menno Kok earned his educational stripes at the Pratt Intitute in New York (1996) and at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (1997). Since then he has influenced the editorial front line of Amsterdam and made his mark in New York, Tokyo, Berlin, London and Copenhagen.
Menno’s devotion knows no limits, be it as an art lover, teacher, curator, father, husband or photographer. The latter manifests itself in a behavior that is reminiscent of a mad collector. In a self-therapeutic attempt to conquer his cynicism towards his surroundings, Menno tenderly collects tokens of nostalgia. By exhibiting this evidence that “we were here” he contextualize the popular culture that we have taken for granted and opens our eyes to the mechanics behind it. Be it the wallpaper in an en-route hotel room, abandoned vehicles, or an endless collection of discarded matrasses that catches his eye. By drawing attention to the arbitrary he opens our eyes to the divine. In effect, Menno reveals to us who we are, without necessarily portraying us physically in the image. When portraying people, Menno strives to make an image as opposed to take an image. Paradoxically though, those who have stood before his lens have never before seemed so anonymous, yet omnipresent. So fragile, yet empowered. Then again, as Menno would put it; the camera always, never lies.
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