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.”
The art film was initiated as the title sequence for @FITC 2019 / Amsterdam.
For Land O’Lakes “The Copernicus Project” at SxSW 2019, Aggressive collaborated with Loop Agency to create an immersive installation surrounding viewers with visuals and sound, crafting a thrilling ride through the biodiversity of world’s food system
Client: Land O’Lakes
Production & VFX: Aggressive/Loop
Creative Directors: Alex Topaller, Alex Mikhaylov, Daniel Shapiro,
Art Director: Alex Mikhaylov
CG Supervisor: Max Chelyadnikov
Producer: Alexander Aab
3D Artists: Artemy Perevertin, Vitaliy Babich, Daniil Rybkin
2D Artist: Vladimir Tomin @tomin.works
Production Manager: Won Cha
Sound Design & Music: Smider
Our second encounter with OFFF Festival was in 2009 where Prologue then lead by Ilya Abulkhanov presented event’s Main Titles in a sci-fi post-soviet “Kin-dza-dza” way. Little did we know that 10 years later, now Mill+ director, Ilya, will be invited to present 15-minutes “ARXIV”, a post human drama and indeed a continuation of original 2009 short movie.
ARXIV is an immersive sci-fi family drama is set in two time frames: the deep future, that is left with no future, and the near future, that will bring about the eventual dystopian collapse of society. Protagonist Lew Aron survives both time frames and is set to discover a potential outlet to confront his innermost desire, or what’s left of it.
Now in its 19th year, OFFF is regarded as one of the world’s most influential creativity festivals. OFFF consists of three-days of conferences, workshops, activities, and performances. It takes place in Barcelona annually, before appearing around the world as ‘OFFF on Tour’ with the next happens in Moscow
As a part of new season campaign for London Symphony Orchestra, duo Alexa Sirbu and Lukas Vojir created a film driven by motion capture of Sir Simon Rattle. Expressing the enormous power and complexity of the orchestra and tracing it back to a single seed.