All posts filed under: Art Video

“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 […]

“Paris Through Pentax” by Maison Carnot

France-based creative agency Maison Carnot takes viewers on a tour through Paris via the viewfinder of the Pentax 67. The stunning video, shot in one position of various locations around the city, is a brilliant display of creativity through simplicity. Visit Maison Carnot’s official website to view other work. Have a look below. Paris Through Pentax from Maison Carnot on Vimeo. Read more […]

“Finding Derby & Groma” by Kara Blake

“Finding Derby & Groma” is a short film directed by Kara Blake which explores the story behind an Argentina-based cabaret show couple of the 1920s-30s named Desolina Merlino and Salomon Gramatzkis aka Derby and Groma. The story revolves around numerous photographs that were scattered in the streets of Buenos Aires and collected by Pablo Cruz Aguirre. Relentlessly seeking information on the mysterious couple, the Blake and Aguirre’s mission comes to a halt with no final answers. “Finding Derby Read more […]

Ragnar On Ragnar: Ragnar Kjartansson a Film by Pavel Raev

Icelandic visual and performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson talks about his past experience with bands, theatre being pretentious, as well as the mediums themselves in this interview conducted by, well, Ragnar Kjartansson. The video titled “Ragnar On Ragnar” is directed by Pavel Raev for Nowness. Known for his work such as “Sorrow Conquers Happiness” and “The Blossoming Trees Performance”, in 2009 Reykjavík-born Ragnar Kjartansson represented Iceland at the Venice Biennale with his painting Read more […]

Antonio Vicentini’s “The Trip”

Inspired by the artwork of Jesus Cardenas, Brazilian-born animator Antonio Vicentini has created a fascinating video titled “The Trip”. The idea is based around what would be a weird psychedelic substance trip, as a Volkswagen Kombi drives among flying diamonds, nude figures and bouncing eyeballs. This is probably one of the cooler highs you would want to experience. But as the saying goes, ‘kids, don’t under the influence’. You can visit Vicentini at http://boobiesareawesome.tv/. the trip Read more […]

“This is not a time to lie” by Lei Lei

“This is not a time to lie” is a stunning animation by Chinese animator Lei Lei. Each clip uses vibrant yet minimal patterns and textures to help aid the poetic story of love, courtesy of J-fever. The music is provided by Li Xingyu, all adding up to one beautiful work of art. http://www.raydesign.cn This is not a time to lie from RAY on Vimeo. Read more […]

Light Installation for the 2014 Montreux Jazz Festival

To announce the 2014 Montreux Jazz Festival, Cauboyz have produced this stunning video where a 1972 Wurlitzer 200A is connected to 64 light boxes. One key triggers one light making for a fantastic display as the pianist plays. This year’s festival includes Massive Attack, Outkast, London Grammar, Goldfrapp, Pharrell, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Metronomy and more! Light Installation for the Montreux Jazz Festival from Cauboyz on Vimeo. Read more […]

Le Chocolat by Simon Pénochet

Discover the magic of the inner workings of a chocolate factory in this video directed by Simon Pénochet. “Le Chocolat” focuses on Alain Ducasse’s new factory located near Place de la Bastille in Paris. The original building was an old Renault Garage. Pénochet shows each processing step from the first to the final period of the customer buying it all beautifully packaged. LE CHOCOLAT – Alain Ducasse from Simon Pénochet on Vimeo. Read more […]

Ruinart x Georgia Russell

Le Grand Livre is the book which documents the history of the world’s oldest champagne brand, Ruinart. The Ruinart company now collaborates with Scottish artist Georgia Russell to create a luxurious sculpture based on their ledger. In this video presented by Nowness, Russell takes viewers through the process of creation of the beautiful piece inspired by Ruinart’s “Crayères”. Ruinart: Le Grand Livre on Nowness.com Read more […]

Nowness Presents “Xu Zhen: MadeIn, Manhattan”

Shanghai artist Xu Zhen takes Nowness on a tour throughout his studio as discusses some of the pieces that were exhibited at The Armory Show art fair in New York in this Anthony Chen directed video. For this year’s event, Philip Tinari, Director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, curated the series “Focus: China”, which used Zhen’s MadeIn Company’s work “Under Heaven”, the representative visual. Working without limitations, MadeIn Company explores art through various mediums including Read more […]