JACQUES BREL

One of the most famous Belgian singers, Jacques Brel, was also a songwriter, actor and director who composed and performed initially in Belgium, but later also in France where he achieved world fame. Considered a master of the modern chanson, he was an outspoken character that has influenced many popular artists like David Bowie, Ray Charles, Nina Simone and Frank Sinatra. Although in many of his interviews he clearly says he is not a philosopher, there is a lot of wisdom in some of his thinking. I am particularly a fan of how he sees art, artists and talent. Take a look and see if you agree or not.

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Helder Guimaraes
ORIGINAL, UNIQUE AND DIFFERENT

In the quest to find unique things, I often wonder what is really unique in performers, creators and artists I admire. Is it the fact that they are true to themselves and their own beliefs? Is it  because they make an effort to stand out and be different on purpose? Is it more important to be original, unique or different?

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Helder Guimaraes
FALSE MEMORIES

Memory is a key component of my work, as a secret tool and also a deceptive mechanism. Interested in always understanding and better using it in my own life but also in my work, I have come across The Memory Illusion by Julia Shaw.

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Helder Guimaraes