This new image-based video clip about Budapest is the result of an international collaboration between the Russian TimeLab video studio and the world-famous Hungarian musician, Havasi.
“In the video we see sleepy Budapest trams crossing the Széchenyi chain bridge.. dawn over the Danube River.. the majestic layout of the city from a bird's eye view... the glittering lights of Budapest by night... and the sunset over St Stephen's Basilica... and all this juxtaposed with the astounding music of Havasi.”
The gloom ripples while something whispers,
Silence has set and coils like a ring,
Someone’s pale face glimmers
From a mire of venomous color,
And the sun, black as the night,
Takes its leave, absorbing the light.
The kinetic light installation "Duel" takes inspiration from the idea that conflict can act as a driving force. The concept of duality finds expression in the installation’s achromatic color scheme, as well as in its construction and form.
The installation’s main elements are 16 discs, all nearly flat and each with two opposite sides: one dark and one light. The opposites are in a constant state of “dueling” with each other, and all their attempts to reach one another instead result in continuous three-dimensional rotation. One recognizes in this movement the characteristic twists and turns of a coin that has been tossed into the air. The die has been cast, but the contest has not been decided yet. The discs’ movement through the air creates choreographed scenes with lights and shadows moving across space – the byproduct of a confrontation between two opposite and yet interconnected principles.
The installation was first presented on July 27-28, 2019 at the Present Perfect Festival in St. Petersburg in a separate space in the former factory. 16 motorized light elements were fixed to a 30-meter-long structure assembled in the form of a parabola and then driven in a smooth synchronous movement by custom created software.
Concept, production and video: VOLNA
Engineering: Alexey Belyakov
Mechanics: Viktor Smolensky
Camera/photo: Polina Korotaeva, VOLNA
Special thanks: William Cohen, Michael Gira, Igor Matveev, Alexander Nebozhin, Jason Strudler, Ivan Ustichenko, Artem Zotikov
Music: Swans – Lunacy
Project commissioned by Roots United for Present Perfect Festival 2019
© VOLNA (2019) © Swans ℗ 2012 Young God Records
Computations is an experimental art film directed and designed by Maxim Zhestkov at Zhestkov Studio. It speculates a distant future when computation moves from the opaque ‘black boxes’ of our laptops and devices out into the world. He boldly envisions lush dynamic systems, which he compellingly describes as “floating networks of small transistors—some kind of strange computing organism.” Evoking both supercomputers and synaptic structures, the shapeshifting forms are serene and enigmatic.
The complex systems at the heart of Computations sway and undulate in perfect synchronization. Comprised of billions of particles, they are more than the sum of their parts—they are thinking machines that visualize, calculate, and communicate through coordinated movement and coloured illumination. Elements rise and fall, clusters lock into place, and there is an underlying sense of order governing the ornate spatial choreography. The forms are artfully embedded in architecture, perform in space, and demonstrate how each tiny element contributes to the construction of an elegant, emergent whole.nstag
Filmed in infrared somewhere in Indonesia - “Creature” is a new piece directed by Sebastien Zanella
Zanella’s signature poetic style is at once haunting and captivating. His artistic approach to
composition and use of natural ambient light results in truly stylistic and emotive storytelling that
leave a lasting impression on the viewer.
How do you feel when you see a synthetic version of yourself?
In Future You, you are faced with a unique reflection of your potential, synthetic self. Starting as a primitive form, it learns from your movements to adapt, suggesting an agile, superior version of you. This artwork evolves, creating a new visual response for each visitor, generating 47,000 possible variations.
Commissioned by The Barbican, London for the entrance of the exhibition AI: More Than Human, open 16 May through 26 August 2019.
Lukas Vojir publishes new commission for Bath-based Grant Associates is a meditative expression of nature for semi-permanent installation at Rewilding Garden and Flower Pavilion as part of the Beijing Horticultural Expo, China.
The film interprets key horticultural concepts in an abstract, synthetic way - using vivid colors and mesmerizing motion.
Water, essential for all life.
Breathe, expression of clean air.
Food for all, intensifying food production using new horticultural
techniques in harmony with natures rhythm.
Reconnect, positive correlations between human health, intelligence and nature.
Green not Grey, therapeutic effect that greenery has on mind, body and soul.
In his easiest manner of a humanist, French artist JR recently finished a large scale project “One Thousand Stories” - the Chronicles of San Francisco, and a video mural of 1206 San Franciscans now on the view at @SFMOMA
The film directed by Tasha van Zandt is currently exhibited at SFMOMA alongside of JR’s mural. After a first mural in Les Bosquets, a neighbourhood near Paris where he has worked for many years, JR chose San Francisco. A city very rich in contrasts, whose recent history could be told in a powerful way through a mural. Since the visit of Diego Rivera in 1931, San Francisco has a long muralist tradition. The city features immense innovation and wealth as well as one of the highest rates of homelessness in the country. In, 2018, JR and his team spent a month roaming the city of San Fransisco, parking their 53' trailer truck in 24 different locations, to capture anyone who wished to participate, directly from the streets. As a result, over 1,200 people have been filmed, photographed and interviewed; each person choosing the way they are represented in the fresco.
Aaron Brimhall was commissioned by META, motorcycling apparel to create a visual story for their latest campaign
“Whether it is dreaming of the mystifying heavenly bodies looming above, experiencing otherworldly terrain here on Earth, or revealing the inner demons hiding deep within oneself, seeking the undiscovered is not for the faint of heart. Delving into those varying degrees of the unexplored, a lone traveler embarks on a quest accompanied only by her motorcycle and imagination. This terrestrial rocketeer will look, listen, and touch in order to obtain a more profound perspective on her place in the universe as she embarks on a personal adventure into the unknown.”
To optimise your experience, Passage is best viewed with a full screen, no artificial light intrusion, ample sound equipment, and an open mind free of predictions or expectations in order to allow the film to guide you on its expedition and take you to another place entirely.
Carpet as landscapes, and landscapes as carpets. A new film for DESSO directed by Thomas Traum as part of their “HUMAN FASCINATION” campaign. Four types of carpets were matched to four landscapes with four characters exploring these landscapes. Additionally, CG artefacts provide a visual link between both worlds, the carpets and the landscapes.
In a parallel universe our infrastructure and power grid has collapsed. All lines of communication have broken down. In the absence of influence, organic life has started to evolve.
This film is meditation on the creative path and how we as creatives often need to go through hardship and discomfort in order to evolve and grow.
Sound Track: Echoic Audio
@FITC Toronto is a globally recognized industry event showcasing the best the world has to offer in design, digital development, media and innovation in creative technologies – it’s three days and nights of presentations, parties, installations and performances that unite and transform the industry. Here is their 2019 Titles directed by Mike Winkelmann best known as @Beeple_Crap (and you may remember him as an indirect collaborator at our @Digital.Decade show) with a team of dozen talented 3D and 2D artists. And this all heavily reminds me 1985 Dire Straits first 3D music video lol :)
Supernova is an experimental 4K art film directed and designed by Maxim Zhestkov and made in Zhestkov.Studio
“Everything around and inside us was conceived in a huge explosion of a star billions of years ago… and, probably, recycled from other matrices myriad times. In this eternal carousel of matter, particles gather, form complicated structures and then burst into all directions fusing atoms together and producing new elements and points of view, new colours and patterns of perception. “
“Explosions could be perceived as a destructive force and the process of tearing previously formed matter apart and, therefore, could have negative connotations; however, fundamentally, only the process of breaking familiar structures and rearranging them into new, more sophisticated shapes could kindle new meanings and ideas and be the main creative force forming the future.”