Visual director Philippa Price has brought her vision of futuristic surrealism to music videos, music performances and installations globally. In the debut of the series, Philippa heads to the Clown Motel in the Nevada desert to inspire a wacky and wonderful slant on Stella McCartney's women’s and men’s collections.
WALTZ VOL. 1 – Body Basics is the debut LP delivered by Australian-born, New York based artist Matthew J. Hutchinson, who will release his art-damaged pop album, produced by Kevin McMahon, as a 65 minute, 14-part VHS film as well as on 12" vinyl. A special screening of the film will be held at Anthology Film Archives on December 14th and directly following the screening will be a Q&A with Hutchinson. You can preorder your copy of WALTZ VOL. 1 – Body Basics today by calling a discreet private hotline 1–442–XXX–HUNK.
Giuliana Leila Raggiani and Hamadou Frédéric Baldé, met in LA in March 2016, and immediately began a collaboration. This merge of their two creative worlds, manifested in the form of a film series, called “NONNA” (the name of giu giu’s reproduction of her grandmother’s original turtleneck). Hamadou’s perspective possesses an inspirational contrast; a balance of being unfiltered and honest, yet sensitive and dream-like at the same time, meshing effortlessly with giu giu. With little planning, they serendipitously traveled to the same places -- Paris, Morocco, Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo -- and shot in each location. And after much evolution, the film has now become an expression of movement between a multitude of ages, races, and genders. In each city Hamadou and Giuliana traveled to, they encountered beautiful, real people. Each with their own story, and special "essence," in the way they view life. Each belonging to the limitless world Hamadou and Giuliana envision, where each human is interconnected and perceived equally. The Nonna turtleneck became the common thread woven through each chapter of the film. The turtleneck was used to show the body, through natural forms of movement (krump, ballet, contemporary/modern, running, walking, dunking, yoga, and even subtle movements, such as the movement of water, a blink of an eye, or lifting a finger). The turtleneck is timeless, recycling itself in this generation. Each city represents a different color from the original Nonna collection. What they anticipated to be a short fashion video, grew to be something deeper and unexpectedly more profound, and their collaboration took on a life of its own. The duo has been presenting the full 20-minute piece at exclusive screenings in the various cities featured in the film. Otherwise, it is launching online as a series, each chapter releasing individually, with the première of the first city, PARIS. Ultimately, the main intention of Hamadou & giu giu is to use “Nonna” as a catalyst in promoting a universal concept of love, during a time when it is needed most in the world.
photographs by Summer Bowie and Oliver Kupper
All that glitters is not gold, but Actually Huizenga's latest film, Heavenly Sin, is one shimmery, heart-art beast. Culture roles and fairytales intertwine for an experience that is lush, queasy and magical. Welcome to a world of arranged marriages, robbed sexuality, strange decadence, polluted religion and what happens when the fable has gone to seed. Heavenly Sin is an otherworldly document boasting the wholly unique thumbprint of Actually Huizenga, one of the most striking artists to have emerged in the arthouse & pop-rock arena in a very long time.