With no doubts "digital art" and everything around establishing a new era in our cultural history right here, right now. With our personal annual collaboration The Digital Decade we raise the bar for ourselves and artists involved, and next year we are going to hit the Digital Experience more than ever. Meanwhile we look at the magicians working in digital art industry, using spaces as canvases and light as a tool. Enjoy our selection of best installations went this year around the globe.
Kytten Janae is an artist and director based in Los Angeles, California. She creates experiences, short films, memes, live concert visuals,VR, and more. Her work can be seen online, on television, and at some museums and sometimes on tour or at festivals.
"Kytten is influenced by all the sadness in her heart and the Internet’s small cultures and communities. Interested in the intersection of experimental animation, technology, and interactivity, kyttenjanae creates digital and physical experiences.” via Femmebit Event, where some of the most influential pioneers in the field of digital media arts gathered at Human Resources inside a former kung fu theater in LA's Chinatown to discuss the history and future of the still-forming discipline, see new digital shorts, and experience groundbreaking VR projects.
Produced by Russian arts collective TUNDRA, this gigantic grid of hundreds of red lasers was supposed to be featured in Moscow's OUTLINE FESTIVAL. However, after the festival was abruptly canceled due to undisclosed circumstances, the massive installation shown at Day for Night in Houston in a recent days.
Sila Sveta produced one of the largest video projection made on the façade of the unique architectural landmark - the main tower of Moscow State University at the Vorobyovy Hills. The projected area covered over 50 000 square meters and was over 0.5 km long, 212 projectors were used for the show.
We deeply hope this is a last year to raise the humiliating question of women role in art.. in everything, especially when the audience is 60% of you - the best ever Earth can give. For DC it was essential from the start to praise female work and speak about projects like "The Fifth Sense" (even it's based on commercial platform) that are revealing female talents worldwide. The Fifth Sense is a new initiative run by i-D Magazine and Chanel. Below we share the epic project delivered by young British digital artist Lucy Hardcastle aimed to sense the beautiful scent via digital online installation..
Taking her brief from The Fifth Sense, she wanted to combine the idea of scent with the already existing sensory angle of her work and make something unique. The result is inspiring and impressive: a jewellery box of compartments and chambers to discover online – actual objects that you want to touch and lick that have the duality of being hyper-real but also action filled digital responses. “In terms of a website, it’s really something that hasn’t been done before – people haven't had the reason to make a site built with WebGL that's so visual. We wanted to make work that makes other people question how we did it.”
"Intangible Matter" is a digital journey to make the invisible, visible. Inspired by CHANEL Nº5 L’Eau. Explore the physical and virtual elements of scent by deconstructing its unseen elements, combining the scientific yet emotive components of fragrance in a digital space. Each individual journey is unique to the user through the interactions and tasks of each space, creating a visual and sonic world of discovery.
At still only 24, Lucy Hardcastle is simultaneously studying her masters in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art. “Think of it as interactive design but grounded in data. I have a real gang of creatives,” she continues, “I just feel that as a young person, as long as you carve out a space for yourself and have a community, then you’ll be cool."
A metaphorical exploration by MvsM of air and the negative space it occupies.
See the new film directed by Wes Anderson, starring Adrien Brody for H&M Christmas 2016 campaign
Who does not love traditions? Neither we are. Here is a new year-waited Christmas advert presented by UK retail store network John Lewis. But here is the funny fact - it was a false-start last week when someone spotted a student work dedicated to John Lewis Christmas topic and push it through social web and medias so it gained a million of views. But lets watch original one and compare it to previous ads from year 2015, 2014 and 2013
Urbanist and media artist JT Singh has captured the vibrance and massive scale of Shanghai’s skyline, streets, and infrastructure through a series of experimental projects viewed by millions (This is Shanghai, Walk in Shanghai, etc); hence, contributing greatly to the city's growing global status. With this new film, he turns to the Shanghai of its residents, the lives that revolve not around the city’s 4000 skyscrapers, but around the simpler ways of living, the local charm, and the familiar corner.
Russian Airlines S7 concrete the title of most creative local advertisers. After successful "I want to go where" and "OK GO - Upside Down" award-winning campaigns (several cannes lions of 2015, 2016) they are back with the new masterpiece "The Best Planet" with narration from Russian cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko. Created by Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam
"Elastic and Patrick Clair crafted another opening credits masterpiece, this time for HBO’s highly regarded “Westworld” series.
The show takes place in a vast theme park populated by artificially intelligent androids that are indistinguishable from humans. The 100% CG title sequence uses 3D printing aesthetics as a metaphor for the issues of identity, authenticity and free will.
Created by created by Jonathan Nolan (brother of Christopher) and Lisa Joy, “Westworld” debuted on HBO on October 2nd, 2016."
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).
NONE is a short film that explores the balance of light and darkness. It has a personal narrative which plays with the notion of finding yourself amidst the noise around you.
Directed by Ash Thorp and Christopher Bjerre
"Liz West creates a multi-coloured rainbow space for Bristol Biennial. Known for her vibrant light installations, the artist filled an empty office block with gel-filtered, fluorescent shades, from radiant red to nostalgic violet. West wanted to build a sensory experience that will put human perception in focus. ‘Our Colour’ site-specific project let her find that the eye travelling through an entire palette will most likely return to the colour it finds most comfortable and pause to enjoy it."