Nowness presents director Andres Arochi
Iconic Mexican architect Luis Barragan’s Casa Gilardi — an iconic modernist house in Mexico City — hosts a body-bending dance troupe who twist and move through the geometric building’s colorful spaces and rooms. Director Andres Arochi explains his interest in experimenting with the physicality of Barragan’s architecture: “I wanted to play around with and explore the architect’s design. He knew exactly when and where people stand, and how the combination of light and space makes them feel.” Continuing, he notes that: “When we began shooting, magic started to happen. Light burst in through the window, and the dancer’s bodies started to flow in a way I had not anticipated.”
They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds
Shot by Brian Williams in the town of Tequila, the film is about more than just capturing the heart of a place, its people, or even the brand
Exec Producer: Michael Duffy
Producer: Dara McClatchie [Sound Recordist]
Director: Brian Williams
DoP: Joseph Ingersoll & Brian Williams
Editor: David Blake Run Robot
Music & Sound Design: Denis Kilty
Grade: MPC London
Post: SUPER 68
Client: Jose Cuervo
Agency: Boys and Girls
Creative Director: Laurence O’Byrne [Lighting Department]
Creative: Colm Coonagh [C Camera]
Account Director: Caroline Keogh [Camera Dept]
Copy: Rory Hamilton
Agency Producer: Derek Doyle [Key Grip]
Production Company: Butter
For this new house project, Los Terrenos (The Terrains), Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao conceived a trio of small buildings (just under 2,200 square feet in total), each of which serves a specific function and emphasizes one of the three main materials in the project’s palette.
The largest of these, a structure covered in its entirety with a mirrored facade that contains an open living/dining/ kitchen space, allowing it to disappear into the surrounding vegetation; its peak-roofed profile mirrors those of the mountains, and concealed doors open the interior to the terrace beyond.
Photography by Rory Gardiner
Sharon Lock, Head of Design Studio and Creative Director, of the work: "Creating the OFFF CDMX titles has been such an incredible and challenging experience for us all, and I'd like to thank Hector Ayuso for the opportunity to be part of such an iconic event. I'm really humbled that a complete indulgence of everything I love has been pulled together into a single piece of work by such a talented team of artists.
The team has learnt so much in such a short space of time, and it is testament to their dedication and commitment, working above and beyond in their own time, that we've managed to create such a beautiful sequence. I'm honoured that it has been for OFFF, whose creative integrity we've all admired for years."
Concept and Direction: Sharon Lock
Design Director: Stephen Goalby
Lead Design and Edit: Steven Kelly
Art Direction and Design: Dan Herlihy
Fire dress modelling: Alice Roseberry-Haynes
Houdini FX: Deniz Cinar
Colourist: Steffan Perry
Audio: Jon Dix (jondix.tumblr.com/)
Visual artists from Mexico - Alfredo Chamal uses simple ball-point pen to create his photo realistic artworks. This medium is nothing new and used by prominent contemporary artists like Jan Fabre or famous illustrator Juan Casas . As for Alfredo it's a new way to reveal psychorealistic art that's rolling on in Mexico right now
The Main Titles for OFFF CDMX 2016 were produced by combining analog and digital techniques; blurring the boundaries to become one. Deeply inspired by the complexity of nature, MATERIA explores the uniqueness of highly detailed structures and organic shapes.
The score is composed and played by Nikolai von Sallwitz using real instruments (such as cello, bows, cymbals, woods, sticks and kalimba’s combined with voice and piezo mic) and hardware FX (such as analog synths, loads of stomp boxes like ring modulator, pitcher/octaver, delay, grain synthesis, reverbs, looper, filters and analog drum machine).
"An enormous curiosity cabinet painted entirely white, Hueso inMexico’s Guadalajara city, is a restaurant that’s more of a work of art than anything else. Created by celebrity chef Alfonso Cadenaand designed by his brother Ignacio Cadena ofCadena+Asociados Concept Design studio, the unconventional albeit somewhat chilling interiors of this restaurant are second to none."
We are getting close to the open contest of Designcollector Digital Decade + OFFF15 (will announce soon), that will explore Glitch in its beauty this May. Meanwhile dig the exploding, virtual topographies of Jhovany Quiroz. Starting with a single image, he deconstructs 3D terrain using commonplace imaging apps. From the iPhone Camera and Photo Editor, to Mextures (for layers, light leaks, and emulsion effects) and Glitché (for three-dimensional imaging), his digital arsenal yields artworks that resemble what we imagine it would look like if a stick of dynamite was sucked into a black hole.
For the first time in 14 years, OFFF director Héctor Ayuso directs OFFF Mexico Open Titles in collaboration with Barcelona based Outro Studio. All those moving images that we receive once we close our eyes or daydream are images that we have captured all along our life. They are part of our life and a reason to turn on our creativity. Without the audience and the team, OFFF Festival wouldn't have been completed.Shot with a dragon red 6K, this short film showcases Héctor's interest in Carl Gustav Jung’s analysis and studies on dreams and the subconscious and the important meaning behind them.