Kokosmos is a purely visual, experimental piece inspired by space and our fascination with the unknown. A surreal fantasy, aimed to extend our perception of reality by letting us wonder over the existence of a higher being and our connection with her.
Shot in Moscow by the award-winning director and photographer Anna Radchenko, Kokosmos is a tribute to Russia’s infatuation with space.
Somewhere between a fashion film, a music piece and an experimental video, Kokosmos embraces reality and extends it through magical realism by visually answering the question: what if? The video is Radchenko’s first piece combining CGI with real footage, a direction that she is looking to explore with her future productions.
Kokosmos is a collaboration with model Yana Dobroliubova, recognised for her striking and ethereal looks which break away from traditional beauty standards. Inspired by Dobroliubova’s unearthly aesthetic, as well as Japanese manga artist Shintaro Kago, Radchenko expresses our constant need to explore and search by focusing on the concept of the all-seeing eye.
The music and sound was custom made specifically for this piece. Collaborating with creative music and sound design duo Playhead, they worked with the London-based singer songwriter Alyusha Chagrin to create an otherworldly-sounding language to fit the scenario.
Similarly, the choice of clothing and make-up is also meant to fit with post-soviet space theme; Radchenko brings in elements of folklore by specifically selecting Russian fashion designers and sticking to a neon color palette featuring bright shades of green and purple.
World leading calligraphy artist Pokras Lampas breaks fashion frontiers with his new capsule collection made in collaboration with Saint-Petersburg Fashion Store “DLT” (formal store of Russian Empire Guards Society, 1908-1916). For this case, Pokras, famous for his love to huge scales, live-painted a 30sq meters of denim and cloth during the fully packed event. The concept of collection lays in the intersection of ready-made thing, brush strokes, the work of artist and the high tempo of modern time. No doubts exclusive hoodies and cardigans are going to be sold out in a few hours today. To show the connection with a place, in his case - Saint-Petersburg, Pokras denied online sales for this collection. But world-wide fan base can still purchase his merch on @pokrasofficial
Moscow based artist and illustrator Andrey Surnov creates quintessential digital canvases depicting a mellow beauty of Russian suburb
’A New Hope' is a challenging metaphor for everyone affected by the tech age that still considers some developments today as normal in our culture, traditions and society. We are not programmed well enough to foresee what the exponential technology can do to our society. How much are we going to pay for all bad decisions that we are making today? ‘A New Hope’ digs deep into our worst nightmares and what could happen if we loose control over those exponential tech advances. This video depicts how popularity mixed with power can easily transform our society into unpleasant and dangerous place. We have a high hope that our collective consciousness will drive us to a much brighter, safer, happier, inclusive and prosperous place.
Directed by Loop
Creative Directors: Alex Mikhaylov, Max Chelyadnikov
Art Director: Alex Mikhaylov
CG Supervisor: Max Chelyadnikov
Concept Artists: Daniel Hahn, Dmitriy Rabochiy, Evgeniy Kashin, Evgeny Park, Heavy Unit, Daniel Solovev, Dmitry Tsmokh, Maxim Romantsov
Modelling, Texturing Artists: E.D. Satan, Dmitriy Paukov, Valentine Sorokin, Roman Senko, Filipp Gorbachev, Pavel Burylov, Valerii Sendetskyi
Animators: Dmitriy Paukov, Sergey Nezhentsev, Artemy Perevertin
Rendering Artists: Max Chelyadnikov, Filipp Gorbachev
2D Artists: Denis Khramov, Eugene Pylinsky
Compositing: Max Chelyadnikov
Soundtrack: Zelig Sound
“Alice, 12 year-old girl, is homeless and works as a courier. One day she receives a request - to deliver a big teddy bear to the boss of a criminal gang. Along the way, unexpectedly, the teddy bear comes alive and becomes Alice's only friend. She decides to cancel the delivery and keep a teddy bear. What she doesn’t suspect is that it is stuffed with cocaine and now she is being hunted.”
Written and Directed by Lado Kvataniya
Cinematography by Andrey Krauzov
Starring: Masha Lobanova, Vladimir Voronov
Composer: Niko Cartosio
Producers: Ilya Stewart, Murad Osmann, Ilya Dzhincharadze
Executive Producer: Olga Mitina
Production Designer: Dmitriy Onishenko
Edit: Vlad Yakunin
Casting: Margo Sayapina
Colour: Jamie O'Bradovich, Artem Leonov
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Back in to 2018, it was the most challenging year for the world leading visual effect and stage design studio Sila Sveta, based in Moscow. Through a set of life changing events and creative director Willo Perron they landed with a project for Drake’s tour “Scorpion” - a huge challenge led to 15.6Tb of material and a panic half year of work to release 7 consecutive shows in NYC.
There is always a good chance for designers to imagine their favourite brand having a new identity. This happens with Slack (@SlackHQ) again after they rolled out new visual system designed by Pentagram (@pentagramdesign). We won’t comment on it as there is a huge backslash on social network regarding the new style. But we definitely want to show you another great example of “how it could be if”.. talented Russian art director Oleg Turbaba takes over it. Of course, we are not saying it is perfect, but take a look:
Cognition is the media art installation by Radugadesign at Stockholm City Hall. Created and produced in collaboration with composer and pianist Nikola Melnikov, for Asko Appliances AB.
In 2017 Radugadesign presented the audiovisual performance "Cognition" (for Asko brand) in Stockholm City Hall developed in the collaboration with composer and pianist Nikola Melnikov.. The installation of "Cognition" is an expression of striving for the perfect shape. Everything can be perfect–whether it is a geometric figure or a person.
The new record was set within the framework of collaboration with Lokomotiv football club — the artist painted the square in front of RZD Arena (team’s home ground in Cherkizovo) in red and green — the reigningchampions’ club colors. The painting covers the area of 11,000 square meters.
The choice of location for the new art object was deliberate. Back in the Soviet days Cherkizovsky Parkused to bring art and sport together. The Stalinets stadium built here in 1935, was lavishly decorated with sculptures. The most famous among them was, perhaps, “The girl with an Oar” by Romuald Iodko — its four-meter copy printed on a 3D printer this simmer was painted by Pokras Lampas for Gorky Park. The new stadium built on the site of Stalinets has become a well-known arena for not just football games but also for first rate entertainment, art performances and concerts, it is used for shooting episodes about football.
According to Pokras Lampas, his new artwork brings together sport and art, taking up such topics as pushing the limits and conquering new peaks. As usual, Pokras encrypts a hidden message in his massive calligraffiti to be found and revealed by the audience. A shining example of profound symbolism and powerful meaning to be recognized is the installation “18 words about Vasily Vereshchagin” at the entrance to the New Tretyakov Gallery. The art object nearby RZD Arena has been no exception, as it implies a new slogan of Locomotiv which is “We go our (own) way”.
Saint-Petersburg based illustrator Rinat Khabirov recently went to a trip to trendy tourism destination - Georgia and brought back his visual diaries
Pokras Lampas did the largest rooftop calligraphy in Switzerland for the Triennale in Grenchen
World leading artist Pokras Lampas (who is 27 today) taking his regal over the hype recently by delivering an Olympic amount of project one can handle with such a grace and inner manifesto.
His ongoing personal exhibition in Moscow Manege “The Life of an Artist” gathering a huge amount of millennials and those who understand that art is a “perpetuum mobile” neither a pillar of a history.
Pokras Lampas for Vogue Russia
Pokras Lampas for IKEA
Pokras Lampas for Tretyakov Gallery
Pokras Lampas for WYNWOOD Hotel
and this is only a half of project release by the artist this year!
Talented Russian media artist Maxim Zhestkov released his long-waited film "Optics". It's an experimental art film exploring the behavior of artificial light and color in digital environments. Blending architectural gallery space with computer-generated digital glass sculptures, we encounter animated refractions, chromatic aberrations, colourful reflection and other conditions which are impossible in reality. A series of tests and explorations guides us through different optical conditions of the bright and colorful digital universe.
The film was initiated as an experimental series of tests in Zhestkov.Studio. After some research, the studio realized that the beauty and visual power of these explorations could be transformed into an art film rather than remain a series of tests. For a couple of months, programmers and artists at Zhestkov.Studio developed different approaches and played with the infinite visual possibilities opened up by refractions and reflections with sound design by Marcelo Baldin.
Purchase Optics on Sedition Art Platform
Design and Direction - Maxim Zhestkov
Production - Zhestkov.Studio
Sound Design - Combustion.Studio
"It's been exactly 5 years since I created experimental video «Pacific Light» (2013), where I first mixed oil, water and ink together in a bright dance of colors. Since then, I’ve developed my style by experimenting with graphics and adding new ingredients. I used metallic paints in the projects "O D Y S S E Y" (2015) and "Sweet Dreams" (2016), and worked with neon colors in "NEON 4K" (2016)."