All posts filed under: Art

‘Abaddon’ by Rogerio Silva

Director Rogerio Silva depicts the trials and tribulations of a relationship through the art of dance in his short film ‘Abaddon’. Starring choreographers Harriet Waghorn and Troy Savic, intimacy, suffering and rejuvenation are all brilliantly projected in the stunning and captivating work of art.

‘Subway Love’ Video

Director Matthew Freidell and writer Max Stossel create the perfect solution to aimlessly waiting on the subway in New York City on a hot day. Rather than miserably hoping that the train will hurry and arrive, why not actually make eye contact with the person next to you and allow human magic to happen. While this may only be a mere fantasy for those living in NYC, this video entitled ‘Subway Love’ is an amazing depiction of the possibilities.

‘Missing One Player’ by Lei Lei

Chinese artist Lei Lei explores the melancholic side of life in his visually vibrant latest work entitled ‘Missing One’. Shown via Nowness, the lack of storyline in the short film helps to emphasis to the bigger picture which is the general apathy that exists between humans. The title points reference at the game of mahjong, in which commonly four players participate. Three players roam the streets in search of one more, yet finds it difficult task.

In response to his film, Lei Lei told Nowness:

“The lack of sympathy among people has made me feel very strange and sad.”

‘TRANSFORMING’ by Mizuki Kawano and Yuna Takayama

Director Mizuki Kawano and Producer Yuna Takayama share a stunning stopmotion animation video entitled ‘TRANSFORMING’. Using designs by Manicurist Hatsuki Furutan, graphic designers of Taiyokikaku Co., Ltd. create 521 3D artificial nails, which was placed on a female’s hand and shot frame by frame, to produce this brilliant and visually engaging video. It should be noted that no computer graphics were used. TRANSFORMING from TRANSFORMING on Vimeo. Read more […]

Jess Staple Talks to Artist Hueman

For his latest 1-2-1 episode, Jeff Staple sits down with artist Allison T., better known as Hueman, to discuss her journey from making the leap from a design student with aspirations of owning a successful design studio, to achieving that goal only to transcend into a street artist after being a part of the ‘business’ of design. 1-2-1 w/jeffstaple ft. Hueman from staplepigeon on Vimeo. Read more […]

Belstaff x Mr. Porter “On The Road 2”

Belstaff and Mr. Porter unveil the second edition of their On The Road series featuring Mercedes Benz restoration specialist J.G. Francis, owner of Mercedes Motoring. In this beautifully shot video directed by Cale Glendening, Francis drives a 1973 250C Coupé through the beautiful landscape of the Mojave Desert. BELSTAFF X MR PORTER : ON THE ROAD 2 from Cale Glendening on Vimeo. Read more […]

Impossible present: 8 x 8 – a show featuring Alison Mosshart and More at Hoxton Gallery, Feb. 20 – 22, London

To celebrate the launch of its latest product, the Instant Lab Universal, which transforms digital images on Apple iOS or Android smart phones and tablets into classic Polaroid-type instant photos, Impossible is proud to announce 8 x 8, an exhibition of eight works each from eight distinctive instant photographers.

Impossible has selected the eight artists from the USA, and Europe and challenged them to create eight pictures using the Instant Lab with any of Impossible’s color or b&w 600 or SX-70 films.

“Haut Vol” Video Directed by Louis de Caunes

Director Louis de Caunes puts the focus on the Palais Garnier’s astounding architecture, Paris from high above and the moves of dancers Leonore Baulac and Alistair Madin in his breathtaking video for the upcoming season of Haut Vol. Targeting a fresh and modern direction in ballet under Benjamin Millepied, Haut Vol merges the work of fashion designers, visual artists, filmmakers and more, to create a unique and engaging experience with the art of ballet. With the first show running in September, Read more […]

Matthew Farrar’s Savages Photo Exhibition at Rough Trade NYC Running January 11th – 31st

Brighton-based photographer Matthew Farrar will share a collection of photography work documenting two years on the road with punk band Savages. Running from January 11th – 31st at Rough Trade NYC, there will also be limited prints on sale. Farrar’s black and white imagery captures more lighthearted moments of the band, as well as photos from their video shoots, international travels and rehearsals.

“The Ping Pong Hustler” Video

Marty Reisman rose above the hardships of growing up in Manhattan by learning the craft of table tennis, where at the age of 12, he began playing people for money. Reisman went on to claim 22 titles, yet not without stringing along controversy. Leo Leigh directed a short documentary about the table tennis champion for Nowness, who sadly passed away in 2012. Capturing Marty Reisman’s overt confidence, this video highlights his sense of style and his love for the game. Read more […]