Collector’s Waltz, an award-winning film, conceived, directed, and produced by Michel Muylle, focuses on the intimate and elegant entanglement of the relationship between the artist and the collector. The ‘art’ of the creation and collection of artwork is a symphony captured in this film’s 48-minute feature documentary format – shown through the direct perspective of art creators and supporters.
Six top Texas artists, two collectors, and a gallery owner converge in the film to offer varying vantage points about life and career experiences in terms of the creative and collecting process. One collector has travelled the globe and amassed formidable works over several decades. Another collector, director Muylle has a stunning collection of artwork from primarily regional artists.
Muylle draws upon relationships within the arts community as well as his own passion for art - as both an artist and collector - to illustrate the not-so-subtle reference to the beautiful dance that commences between collectors, supporters, and artists.
Interviews with the collectors, an esteemed gallery owner and the artists, give the viewer a close look at the behind-the-scenes psyches of the artists, collectors, and gallerist – all of whom have a common belief highlighted by the filmmaker, Muylle: art is and should always be accessible to all.
Muylle tapped Texas songwriter, Kristine Mills, an award winning musician, to score and produce the original soundtrack for Collector's Waltz.
Collector's Waltz won a GOLD REMI Award at the 2012 Houston WorldFest Independent International Film Festival and was presented to a broad Houston audience late October 2012 at M Square Gallery on 19th Street in the Heights.
Collectors: Janet Blocker and Michel Muylle; Artists: Lucinda Cobley, Joseph Cohen, J. Antonio Farfan, Daniel Kayne, McKay Otto, Nicola Parente; Gallery: Wade Wilson