Technology gives us infinite opportunities to design our lives everyday. We create, copy and upload leading a fast-paced existence. It is an overwhelming and numbing process. More so we lose the ability to form deep relationships because we do not have to - a better one might be waiting around the corner. This Is why the concept of “forever” scares us. We even prefer superficial friendships in order to avoid potential crisis.
Actors from the Italian theater company Ludovica Rambelli Teatro recreate paintings by Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, or, more accurately, they’re recreating how Caravaggio created scenes to paint with live models. The performance is called La conversione di un cavallo, 23 Tableaux Vivants dalle opere di Caravaggio, or Tableaux Vivants. It’s set to Lux aeterna, the final section of Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart’s Requiem.
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Moscow based collage artist Oleg Borodin shares his best examples of artworks
Collapsology is the latest work by award-winning director Daria Geller, shot for the 2018 collection of Russian fashion label Brier.The film is the second video installment Geller’s has created for the brand, in which she explores the relationship between self-destruction and love. The first one, Brier, won Best Middle Eastern film at Berlin Fashion Film Festival 2017.
With her latest work Geller explores the theme of Collapsology - a term used to refer to the belief that civilisation is destined to collapse. Interpreting this theme from her personal perspective and making it relatable by using relationships as an example, Collapsology reflects on men and women’s flair for self-sabotage.
In Collapsology we are granted a view into the thoughts of a man struggling to come to terms with the expectations others have of him. Feeling caged, trapped and filled with doubt, his crescendo of anxiety is reflected through the man’s internal monologue, visually expressed with quick bursts of emotionally charged shots, set against a dark colour palette. In an ironic and comedic twist, his emotional distress comes to a halt the moment someone compliments his coat, a simple gesture capable of putting things into perspective and a way to return our focus back onto Brier’s designs.
Commenting on the film, Geller added: “Collapsology is describing a feeling that we are all too familiar with. The feeling of wanting to escape responsibility, concerned that those around you are going to be let down by you. But it’s also about having the realisation that most of the pressure comes from within ourselves and remembering that all it takes to snap out of it is small acts of kindness”.
Forms is a collaborative film series devised by London based, creative sound studio Mount Audio. The ongoing project sees Mount team up with leading visual artists to create unique audiovisual works.
Forms VIII showcases the cinematic storytelling of award-winning motion design studio Mr Kaplin. The film explores the evolution of form through nature and the development of advanced technological structures.
Mount teamed up with violinist/violist Mallory Hamm to create the brooding score. Inspired by the journey into a dystopian future, the piece subtly evolves from gentle acoustic instrumentation to purely synthetic at its climax.
The Milan-based production company The Blink Fish returns with the latest fashion film produced for the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (National Chamber of Italian Fashion)
Shot to celebrate Milan Fashion Week SS/19 (18-24 September, 2018), Be Ready sees Ukrainian model Nastya Timos determined to be in top shape for the upcoming Milanese fashion season. Frantically trying on outfits, rehearsing for selfies and relentlessly working out, the result is a humorous and light-hearted interpretation of the excitement taking place during fashion week and the preparation involved.
As is customary for the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, Be Ready supports the local design scene by featuring a wide range of brands based in Italy, from emerging to more established, namely Arthur Arbesser, Gabriele Colangelo, GCDS, Giannico, Lucio Vanotti, Marco de Vincenzo, Paula Cademartori, Sara Battaglia, Stella Jean and Vivetta.
The Blink Fish and the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana have been collaborating since 2016, developing an increasingly strong online presence with fresh and relevant video content with each fashion season. Some of their most recent works, such as Start the Buzz and Waiting Room, have been internationally recognised and selected by several film festivals, including Berlin Fashion Film Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival and the Muse Creative Awards.
Vilnius-based Imagine studio released a branding solution for local wellness center
Auksinė giria is a wellness center in the middle of a beautiful pine forest. This location unites a variety of practices and activities dedicated to a healthier and more conscious way of life. We created an interactive brand system that reflects the uniqueness of it. Experiences at the Auksinė giria are divided into seven groups: nature, self-recognition, discovery, togetherness, relaxation, special occasions, and food. Each was allocated its own symbol, which all together become the basis of the brand identity. Using strict grid guidelines, the symbols form an individual logo. In this way, a dynamic system was created with emphasis put on different experience every time a logo is used. The dominant symbol in the logo represents the main practice of the activity and a unique experience set. In this way, all activities in the Auksinė Giria has their own independent signs. Every time a person comes to this resort, he can generate the logo which reflects his unique experience.
From the transatlantic slave trade in the 16th century to the conquest and subjugation of indigenous people in the 19th century to current race riots in major urban cities, the ideological pattern of intolerance, bigotry and prejudice has been omnipresent throughout history. This film depicts the representation of what initially appears to be ordinary men persecuted by society. Inspired by the paintings of Caravaggio, Peter Paul Rubens, and conflicts during the civil rights movement, “Station 13” follows the blows of extraordinarily public transgressions that shine a light on the cycle of confrontation of civil liberties and systemic racism. It’s about humanity’s ignorance and the fear of the unknown, which in turn acts as a powerful statement against prejudice. The film is set to “Station 13” by Indochine, a French rock and new wave band that has become one of the most popular French groups of the last thirty years.
Director / Bouha Kazmi
Producer / Sarah Tognazzi
Production Company / London Alley
Executive Producer / Jess Bell
Director of Photography / Kaname Onoyama