I am a huge fan of the Norwegian London-based artist Magnhild Kennedy since a while now. She creates stunning sculptural masks under the name of “Damselfrau“, and her beautiful creations are often visible on music videos and live performance installations.
There is a sort of mystical, mysterious and ritualistic vibe around her creations. Her process of making these pieces is also fascinating, this is what she says about it:
“I am led by the phantasms appearing in the process of the making and the materials themselves. These guide my decisions and inform the objects I make”.
You can purchase some of her creations here and find her on Instagram here.
Studio Inty, in collaboration with Studio OpArts and the sound designer Tim Aminov, realized this stunning interactive lights installation for LifeZone exhibition in Moscow. The viewers of this installation were able to interact with it, where a “haunted forest” came to life in a suggestive mixture of lights, shadows and music.
Below more details about this awesome work.
Installation offers the viewer to feel the atmosphere of the mystical forest and meet its inhabitants, by moving the light beam through the panoramic visual surface. The installation was placed in the center of contemporary art M’Ars, within interactive exhibition LifeZone (Moscow, May-June 2015).
To implement the idea of “magic light bulb” we have used IR LEDs in combination with a system of four high-fps cameras. To work with high-resolution (8K), we had to assemble a cluster of 4 computers.
A special area for photographing, where people could take a photo with one of the inhabitants of the forest, was organized next to the installation. Within two months over thousand photos have been shared.
The great artist Björk released a new singe and shows us a new way to enjoy and interact with a music video. This is Stonemilker song from the album Vulnicura, created as a 360 degree virtual reality experience.
Just click on the arrows at the top left of the screen and have fun!
Enjoy the wonderful music video and choreography realized for “Dead Inside” song by Muse.
Enjoy the funny music video “Go” by The Chemical Brothers, directed by the great Michel Gondry.
After several years from their last album Think Thank (2003), Blur announced to release a new one on April 27th called The Magic Whip.
This music video is “Lonesome Street”, one of their singles of the new album. The video was directed by Ben Reed in collaboration with Phoenix Fly Line Dancing Group of San Francisco.
Clever and fun!
The Argentinian artist Raul Lemesoff drives around the city of Buenos Aries with his wonderful library tank. The project is called “Weapon of Mass Instruction” and the idea behind is simple and so clever at the same time.
Raul loves to share happiness and to reinvent things, so he putted these two things together to create a mobile tank full of books to donate for free to the pedestrians.
A symbol of war and destruction become an inspiring place that brings culture and joy. If you want to contribute to this project you can donate money or books through this link.
Well done Raul!
This video is a cut of extracts from Pixel, an interactive dance show with 11 dancers moving in a virtual and living visual environment.
Artistic Direction and Choreography: Mourad Merzouki
Composed by Mourad Merzouki & Adrien M / Claire B
Digital Design: Adrien Mondot & Claire Bardainne
Music: Armand Amar
Produced by CCN de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig
This is the music video for “Come Closer” song by Emmy Curl. The video was realized in one take, no post production, all in camera effects with projections.
Directed by Nuno Barbosa, body Paintings created by João Tiago Fernandes. Well done!
The following video art project, called Omote, is a wonderful real time face tracking and projection mapping.
The work is a clever collaboration between media artist Nobumichi Asai, makeup artist Hiroto Kuwahara and digital image engineer Paul Lacroix.