MERMOLOGIST /məˈmɒlədʒɪst/ an expert in or student of the branch of science concerning mermaids and the impact of their myths on human beings. A water philosopher.

“Before sailors set sail to investigate what kind of song they heard in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, they agreed on asking a mermologist’s opinion first ”

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Southern French grown, I spent my childhood navigating between theaters and nature. Child actor and dancer, I only left stages to write a master in Art History from La Sorbonne. Passionate by too much and undecided by choice, life turned me into a pluri-disciplinaire artist: actress, dancer, rock band singer, cabaret producer, screenwriter living between New-York, Lalaland and Paris. Life is too rich to be compartmentalized or expressed via one medium. My constant travels are a personal quest guided by my own mythology: sirens. I’m currently writing a feature film called I.V. which is investigating the intimate relationship between a woman and water through the history of the Southern California desert. The film hopes to create awareness around the water issue. 

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by water in all forms. I played in and with water, anticipated the view of the ocean like Christmas and I have dreamed of water almost every night since I was 6.  I also was fascinated by myths and fairy tales, specifically The little Mermaid. Not the happy ending Disney one, but the original, by Andersen, where Ariel ends up dying in the ocean, transformed into sea foam because it doesn’t work with her prince.  So who’s dying in mermaids tails? The sailor? The mermaid? Why are sirens luring Ulysses? What do they want? What do they know? … // full story www.adelejacques.com/blog

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by water in all forms. I played in and with water, anticipated the view of the ocean like Christmas and I have dreamed of water almost every night since I was 6.

I also was fascinated by myths and fairy tales, specifically The little Mermaid. Not the happy ending Disney one, but the original, by Andersen, where Ariel ends up dying in the ocean, transformed into sea foam because it doesn’t work with her prince.

So who’s dying in mermaids tails? The sailor? The mermaid? Why are sirens luring Ulysses? What do they want? What do they know? … // full story www.adelejacques.com/blog