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VIDEO: Lotus Metomorphosis

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Lotus Metamorphosis


met•a•mor•pho•sis n. pl. met•a•mor•pho•ses

1. A transformation, as by magic or sorcery.
2. A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.
3. Biology A change in the form and often habits of an animal during normal development after the embryonic stage

Lotus Metamorphosis
Lotus Metamorphosis
With a perfect example of art in motion, Lotus are set to unveil Metamorphosis – a unique collaboration between Lotus and the award winning French artist Gérard Rancinan – on Friday (12th November) at an exclusive VIP event in Los Angeles. Metamorphosis is a selection of seven stunning images alongside a book created by French writer, Caroline Gaudriault. Both elements aim to capture the essence of Lotus’ evolution.


Lotus CEO Dany Bahar said: “Lotus is currently going through a complete metamorphosis and at times it can be a real challenge to communicate the transition of a brand, especially one as iconic as Lotus. The passion people have for our brand can be both a blessing and a curse, everyone has a strong opinion – for this reason, we are always looking for creative ways to reach out to the world. When the idea was presented to me, I couldn’t resist. Gérard is an exceptional artist, I have followed his work closely over the years and I felt instinctively that he would be the perfect person to demonstrate our vision and encapsulate the spirit of our brand with his images. People are in for a real treat when they see all seven.”

Gérard Rancinan creator of Metamorphosis said: “I can see a clear artistic link between the work of Lotus and my photographs in terms of commitment, the relevance of the subject matter, the audacity of the creator, the beauty of the gesture and the perfection of the object. We are engaged in a dialogue which takes place on the same terrain: the world of art.”

Caroline Gaudriault author of the Metamorphosis book said: “Authors always look for a good story to use as a kind of canvas; their characters take on the form of living matter; they introduce twists and turns in their narratives in an attempt to surprise their readers. By immersing myself in the Lotus saga, I was able to find all the material I needed to create a feuilleton drawn from real life.”

Lotus Director of Design Donato Coco said: “From a design perspective Lotus is in full metamorphosis and it’s a natural progression for any forward thinking brand, in my view we are retaining the core DNA through everything we’re doing – the way I see it, Lotus is more Lotus now than ever before. We obsessively seek innovation, we are unique and we are bold, that is what Lotus is about. With the Metamorphosis collaboration we are simply spreading our wings. The project means a great deal to me personally, I have known Gérard for many years and we inspire each other through our work – he completely understands our vision for the future of Lotus whilst still paying great respect to our past.”

For a sneak preview of the collection which includes one image each of the new product range (Esprit, Elan, Elite, Elise and Eterne) and two enormous montages, watch the exclusive behind the scenes movie:

www.lotusfiles.com/PRESS/videos/LotusMETAMORPHOSIS.mov
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Total Embarrassing Crap.

All the shaky camera work blurry video and 80's MTV style video montages in the world can't hide the fact that Lotus' advertising agency has no f***ing idea what they are doing. What is this? A Flock of Seagulls Video?

I'm sure it went something like this: Bruno: "We want to sell high end super cars to men. So lets hire some male dancers, strip them down to their underwear and have them dance around the cars half naked." Julian: "Love it! Love it! Love it! Bruno you're soooo fabulous!!

Lotus Ltd: this is embarrassing crap. I feel sorry for you that you actually paid money for this. Men in underwear dancing around supercars?! Are you mad? Take this crap down. Unless you're trying to reposition Lotus as the gay supercar brand for the new millennium this ad is the very wrong thing.

Ad ageny: you should be shot for creating this self-indulgent video art-horror. Actually being shot is too good for you. For this bit of Brand Destruction I propose the following: Ad Executives, you should all be stripped to your underwear, covered in bacon grease, shot out of a canon into a pit of very very hungry lions where you'd be torn to pieces and eaten for lunch. Alive.

Rant ends.

More on this horror here: https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f3/lotus-thongs-94595/
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