POLYPTYCH dives in a constant zoom-in in the modern status of fashion models as icons in a society of image where symbols and references are demultiplicated until they loose their meaning.
The dynamic collage-artworks mix codes and compositions from religious imagery, classical and neo-classical architecture, with strong natural apocalyptic background textures and paint strokes.
The compositions also include deconstructed alphabets sampling from the model’s names, depicting the loss of identity that occurs when the girl becomes a cherished image, an icon, rather than a singular person.
We abstract ourselves in worshipping images of beauty.
Written & directed by damien vignaux
dop : philip reinhold
original music : tepr
styling : sophia schwan
make-up : anna czylinsky & natalia soboleva
models : alexandra, alicia, inna, julia,
katerina, lena, leyla, luja, pepa,
sarah & sophie @ m4 models
produced with the help of doity & m4
production assistant : jaq szymczak
Styling includes pieces by :
Helmut Lang via theOutnet
Hervé Léger via theOutnet
Isabell de Hillerin
Martin Niklas Wieser
Oscar de la Renta via theOutnet
"Lucid Dreaming" is an act of rebellion. The dreamer gains control over his actions and thoughts. The subconscious becomes conscious, dreams become a memory.
The Lucid Dreamer is like a magician, imposing willpower and constantly struggling with himself, to master his skills and gain full control of the dream, thus becoming the ruler of the maze instead of a single puppet in the paradox black hole of perception.
In life, in creation, there are times that everything seems pointless and dark. Shadows of doubt are casted upon each and every soul, trying to bring them down and enslave them.
But Simon knows and likes to remind us, that gaining control of your actions, gaining control of your life, these are the first steps of making your dreams come true.
Be a lucid dreamer. Take control. Be a rebel.
Simon Silaidis is a designer, a thinker, a vision-er, a pioneer… He applied his life’s love of calligraphy in the rural, urban and suburban surroundings of Asia and Europe. You will spot his work in abandoned places that never you expect to find something there.His unique style of calligraphy is a mix of Western, Asian and Arabian and his vision of a new world of calligraphy based in tranquility and symmetry dominating our surrounding is in fact the inner change he proposes to world.
DESIGNWARS presents “Urban Calligraphy Lucid Dream”
Urban Calligraphy / Simon Silaidis
SHOT & DIRECTED / Alex Ioannou from Alexisdead (alexisdead.com)
EDITING & GRADING / SECTIONGRAPHIX (facebook.com/sectiongraphix)
A Designwars production (designwars.com)
DEDICATED TO ALL DREAMERS WORLDWIDE
RAMSESB - Sanctified
A brand new video essay from delve.tv
It was the change that no-one saw coming: the idea that we could take a book, a painting or a song and send it through cables and wires and even thin air to the other end of the world - and it would be identical on the other side. But this idea underpins everything about the Information Age we live in.
How did we make such a mind bending transition into the digital world? And how does it work? It turns out it’s all based on a concept that is surprisingly beautiful in its simplicity. This short video essay explores what that idea is and tells you about the man who figured it all out.
Computers are everywhere and control almost every aspect of our lives. In the next 6 minutes you’ll find out how they really work.
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Curious? Read Andrew Lih’s quick explanation of Information Theory
Even more interested? Spend an hour learning Information Theory with this Cambridge Professor videolectures.net/mackay_course_01/
Super interested? Read “Information: a history, a theory, a flood” by James Glieck
A maths person? Read Shannon’s original 1948 paper which changed the world: magmamater.cl/MatheComm.pdf
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STOCK VIDEO: Beachfront B-roll / Dissolve.com / Mitch Martinez
ARCHIVE: Prelinger Archives, San Francisco / Charles and Ray Eames
IMAGES OF CLAUDE SHANNON: MIT Museum Boston / Nixdorf MuseumsForums, Paderborn
CROUPIER: John Ngo
PIANIST: Steph O’Dea
ANIMATION: Adam Westbrook
MUSIC: James Brett, Min-Y-LLan, Hugo ‘Droopy’ Contini
STORY DESIGN + DIRECTION: Adam Westbrook
PUBLISHED BY: delve.tv
This video essay is released under a Creative Commons Licence for Non-commercial Attribution: share, remix, remake - but please give credit!
The First Timelapse of China Mainland,Hong Kong,Macao,Taiwan. Photographers from cities made this film together without meeting each other.
58 Cities of China,75 Photographers,200 Days,200 thousand Photographs,Condensed into 9 Minutes. Show you the beauty of China.
For authorization CONTACT US: email@example.com
Planners: Vincent May, Zhang Heng, Denis Magic
Post Production: Blooming Time Project(shizhihuayy.com)
Photography: UTCN members
JIN - Yu Takami
Archangel - Two Steps From Hell
Future - S.E.N.S.
Happy Birth Tiv - ESTi
【CHINA IN MOTION 1 - 韵动中国1 】vimeo.com/77773755
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The 2014 Red Bull Rising High event was a weekend to remember. Sesitec, Unit and Red Bull all came together to produce one of the standout events of the last 5 years. It gets said a lot, but this time we mean it - Riders literally going bigger than ever before. Athletes from around the world showed up to hit one of the greatest big air setups in wake history. When it was all said and done Dominik Gührs of Germany took the top spot in front of Nico von Lerchenfeld (2nd) and Daniel Grant (3rd) to round out the podium. Chris O’Shea and Steffen Vollert worked through the night to bring you this mind blowing edit.
Edit by Steffen Vollert. Footage by Chris O’Shea
This short film celebrates the “Pink Helmet Posse,” three 6-year-old girls who share an unusual passion: skateboarding.
Produced by: Kristelle Laroche and Ben Mullinkosson
P&Co present “A Day In The Life - Clark & Timms”
This editorial video follows the two founding brand owners of P&Co in “A Day In The Life”. The film follows Clark & Timms throughout their day, meeting with clients & web designers. We watch them go through sketches for new designs. Meetings with models discussing new collection pieces together.While keeping the profiles of Clark & Timms a bit of a mystery.
We wanted to give you an insight into what we do to try and make P&Co grow into one of the UK’s leading fashion brands.
The video holds a deeper meaning that entwines with our latest collection “The Founders Collection”. We are two different people with different ideas and styles but when we collectively put our ideas together, something quite interesting and special unfolds. That’s why P&Co works.
Whilst our personalities run through the entirety of P&Co, it has only been in recent collections that our names have become key features in certain designs. This collection sees us take pride in our our own family heritage and create a simplistic line to celebrate that. All of the pieces in the collection use the phrase ‘Clark & Timms’, for us this was and is the building blocks and a solid foundation for P&Co. With a joint love of hand drawn typography this collection sees us adorn this skill and style in our designs.
Passion, traveling, commitment…Windsurfing is addiction which is stronger than anything. It is pulling you to the sea, to explore the nature and to became one with it. To be on warm, sunny place, sandy beaches around you and wind in your hair, it is just unorgettable! We want to show you how it is to live this dream, how is to discover new places and how powerful the force of the nature can be. No matter if you are a windsurfer or not, through the episodes, you will understand what are the secrets of the wind. Starring by a person, who is following his dreams since he was 10. Unique personality with a great talent- Steven Van Broeckhoven.
“Secrets of the Wind” is a windsurfing travel story starring 2011 World Champion and three-time European Champion, Steven van Broeckhoven. Produced by Andraž Žan and supported by Jaguar Cars, NeilPryde Windsurfing, Agrityre, JP-Australia and O’Neill, the story will follow Steven and friends on a windsurfing adventure through Europe and be documented through a number of short films. The first journey( all together 3 trips in 2014 ) will begin on 5th May and end on 3rd June, 2014.
STEVENS SPONSORS: NEILPRYDE, JP AUSTRALIA, O’NEILL , DIFFERENT, CHOCO FINS
A road trip and behind the scenes video from the production of my timelapse series about New Zealand. It shows the daily snapshots aside the magnificent timelapse shots seen in the series. If its just the view out of the car, encounters with animals or just some shots from my phone I hope it can show some of the daily happenings which come to pass.
I drove over 15000km in 4 month. Slept nearly every night in another place. Shot over 100000 raw images, over 400 videos and all in all about 3TB of footage.
It had the best time in my life so far and hope to share a bit of the fun with this video.
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Official Website: timestormfilms.com
Music: “Finding Home Instrumental” by Zack Hemsey zackhemsey.com/