Sound Architectures by Zimoun

Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena in Zimoun’s minimalist constructions effortlessly reverberates.

Box Demo by Gmunk

While collaborating with the insanely mad geniuses at Bot & Dolly in beautiful San Francisco, munkowitz was tasked to Design Direct a truly unique piece called BOX.. The piece was originally supposed to function as a Technology Demo, but munkowitz and the team quickly realized it’s visual potential and transformed it into a Design and Performance Piece.
The resulting short film is a one-of-a-kind visual and technological achievement due to the very special combination of talent and gear behind the doors of the B&D facility, and was received throughout the world with unexpected accolades and exposure – all due to the intense amount of love and passion poured into the project.

Behind the Scenes

Magic Carpet by Daniel Wurtzel

Wurtzel is more of a magician than an artists. His art is about “transform(ing) ordinary matter into something extraordinary,” as per the personal statement on his website says. His most famous pieces propell aerodynamic materials such as lightweight fabric, flower petals, and Styrofoam using fans and other air devises. In his work Magic Carpet (2011) a red fabric seems to magically float in the center of the room. The cloth is actually held in place by air currents created by eight fans. Music from the film ‘American Beauty – Plastic Bag Theme’ (See Plastic Bag Scene)

Little Nemo by Winsor McCay

In this early silent film the character and world of Little Nemo is created. The artist discusses his drawing with his friends and draws a few while they are present. He then promises to create 4000 pictures to create an animated moving picture by the end of the month. He has a few setbacks when a kid knocks all the pictures over and they have to figure out the order of the pictures again. Eventually he plays the final film for his friends. (1911)

Jeu by Georges Schwizgebel

Against the background of Sergei Prokofiev’s “Scherzo” from ‘Piano Concerto, No. 2, Op.16’, various visual games of movement and transformation are presented for the viewer. These visual games include: geometric figures dancing over and within a pool of water; people playing a symmetrical game of catch; building interiors changing shape; walls and hangings in an art gallery moving positions; and an audience watching a symphony orchestra perform (2006)

Come Into My World by Michel Gondry

“Come into My World” is a song by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue. The video was directed by French director Michel Gondry and updated a concept that he had used in Neneh Cherry’s “Feel It” music video. The video was shot on 8 September 2002 at the intersection of Rue du Point du Jour and Rue de Solférino, in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris. Fifty extras were on hand, including Russian actor Sacha Bourdo. It took over fifteen takes to create the desired effect. Fifteen days were required for the video’s special effects. The video was released in Paris on 21 October 2002.