New work from Chris Labrooy. The irreverent meets the sublime in this animated short film that follows an all star automotive cast from around the world. Elegant british classics mixed with Inflatable german auto’s and chopped up American metal
Colombian artist Pablo Barreto shares his latest collages and mixed media artworks
Anamorphic Art Installations is the outcome of Ben Fearnley experimenting with merging physical objects and iconic, bold graphics. When the artwork is viewed exactly from a front on perspective all graphics/logos/typography align in perfect harmony. Each piece was based on and inspired by a different theme: Jordan Jumpman, New York, Fashion Wars, Gaming, Peace and Coca Cola.
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.
Ewelina is a self-taught freelance illustrator based in Poznań, Poland. Her techniques heavily rely on combining pencil drawing, collage and digital software, which gives artist a lot of creative freedom. We could not escape to buy few of her works for our walls
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.”
From a massive animal sitting amidst a sprawl of slum housing to a giant man with a hyperrealistic face that nevertheless seems to be more plastic than flesh, jarring contrasts are often used to great effect in establishing the sense of surrealism in the works of Chinese visual artist Liu Di
In Animal Regulation, Liu reevaluates the relationship between civilization and nature by placing gargantuan animals in unexpected urban settings.
These human-machine interactions from Universal Everything are inspired by the Hype Cycle trend graphs produced by Gartner Research, a valiant attempt to predict future expectations and disillusionments as new technologies come to market.
Creative Director: Matt Pyke
Animation: Joe Street
Sound Designer: Simon Pyke (Freefarm)
Senior Producer: Greg Povey
Motion Capture: Nick Dulake, Ursula Ankeny (Sheffield Hallam University)
Dancer: Tamar Draper
Choreographer: TC Howard
A Report Of Connected Events is a branded content film directed by Mischa Rozema and produced by PostPanic. Celebrating the power of storytelling, it was commissioned by Nuna9 on behalf of their client, Liberty Global. Filmed in Paris, the piece explores iconic moments in film and television history, blurring the lines between our reality and some of our favourite stories.
Designcollector and FutureFest (by Nesta, London) present “Future Selves”, a special edition of the annual “phygital” art collaboration where Digital Decade was looking for Ello Artists to submit artworks (1 - 18 June) and imagine how we may reinvent and edit our identities in the future. The call was reflecting on one of the main programming areas of this year’s FutureFest, ‘Alternative You’. The best 3 artworks selected by 20 members of prominent Jury Panel will be part of a pop-up exhibition at the festival alongside other artworks (from Digital Decade Cyberia 2017) curated by Designcollector Network. The popup exhibition of 12 Artworks take place on 6-7th July at London’s Tobacco Dock and will look at the future of our ever evolving identities at the intersection of real and digital worlds.
Winners of Ello Artist Invite
Future Selves is a pop up exhibition curated by Designcollector Network in partnership with Ello. It’s a special edition of the annual “phygital” art collaboration, Digital Decade which showcases the work of a new generation of visual artists. For this occasion we selected 9 artists from Digital Decade Cyberia 2017, to join the 3 winners of Ello Artists Invite
Popup Exhibition at FutureFest 18
6 - 7 July, London
Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2SF
East Mall Passage
About Digital Decade
Digital Decade is an annual recurring collaboration and exhibition run by Designcollector Network and partners devoted to emerging artists around the world it provides a platform for a new generation of artists who are shaping the current discourse of contemporary art and visual culture. Digital Decade was launched in 2013 at OFFF Festival in Barcelona and has returned there for the following two years. Since then Digital Decade has appeared as a standalone exhibition in London featuring 50 artists at Ugly Duck, Bermondsey in 2017.
A story for the Edward Snowdens and Daniel Ellsbergs in all of us
The moon landing is one of the greatest milestones in human history. hat if the moon landing wasn’t real? eet Jack Torrance, the man who made it all happen. The Trip is an Instagram interactive storytelling experience that tells his story. Follow his adventure to the dark side of politics and manipulation and learn how surveillance technologies have changed since 1969. The story blends original NASA footage and unclassified FBI documents in an immersive experience. Truth? Lies?
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
The Trip is written and directed by The Kissinger Twins, award-winning director duo, and was inspired by a real-life event. During their holiday on American Samoa, the Kissinger Twins met Jack Torrance, a singular 80-year-old, who claimed that he was the mastermind behind NASA’s moon landing. "Jack finds mobile technology and social media as a threat to privacy, so telling his story via Instagram became a subversive choice. He was initially reluctant, but soon understood that we needed to use the most relevant tools of modern storytelling to amplify his message.”
Sébastien has been in the advertising and photography for 15 years, having worked as a photographer, graphic designer and film director.
In 2006, Sébastien moved to London to build his photographic portfolio working for Estée Lauder, the British Fashion Council, Apple UK, Vivienne Westwood and Lancôme. In 2015 Sébastien aside his advertising work has started developping fine art projects exploring effects of paint and deconstruction on his fashion photographs.
Recently he participated in the only documentary of McQueen legacy directed by Peter Ettedgui and Ian Bonhote
Leviathan’s Metamorphosis is an audiovisual odyssey that extracts brilliant color data from masterpieces of the past century to create an entirely new experience of art. Employing newly developed coding techniques, Leviathan dissects a curated selection of paintings into abstract digital forms. The generative visuals, which are set rhythmically to a composed ambient soundscape, evolve through time and space — transforming the unique LED canvas at Dolby Gallery into an immersive, meditative experience.
This synergy between sight and sound is custom-designed for Dolby Gallery. Rich color volume data, inspired by Dolby Vision technology, is brought to life along with a sonic experience mixed in Dolby Atmos. Moving audio dynamically travels across 52 full-range speakers and 34 subwoofers to immerse visitors in a fusion of art and science.
This work is part of a series of Dolby exhibitions that explore the leading edge of audio and imaging technologies in partnership with contemporary artists
Within 15 Minutes - The average time between twins when they are born
Alma Haser has always found identical twins fascinating, as do most people. It is the incredible realisation that there are two versions of the exact same person, hard to tell apart, unless they wear different clothes or hairstyles. They often finish each other's sentences, as they are one and the same person.
Monozygotic or identical twins occur when a single egg is fertilized to form one zygote which then divides into two separate embryos. Monozygotic twins are genetically almost identical. Identical twins do not have the same fingerprints because, even in the confines of the womb, the foetuses touch different parts of this environment, creating small variations in the same fingerprint and therefore making each of them unique.
Alma photographed sets of identical twins and made them into identical jigsaw pussies. She then swaps every other piece of their puzzles, completely mixing them half and half. Not always knowing where their eyes, mouths and lips would end up, the result is a pair of eerie, unrecognisable portraits. No longer seen as completely identical, they are unique.
Art Director David Genco presents his recent work of book design and exhibition graphics made in collaboration with Ellen Lupton.
The Senses: Design Beyond Vision invites visitors to encounter design with all their senses through several interactive installations. Currently on show at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, curated by Ellen Lupton & Andrea Lipps, exhibition design by Studio Joseph.
The book is a manifesto celebrating the sensory richness of design. A must-read and powerful reminder to anyone who thinks design is primarily a visual pursuit. Co-published by Princeton Architectural Press and Cooper Hewitt, by Andrea Lipps & Ellen Lupton.
Visual identity and exhibition graphics made for installation at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York City