Commissioned video art for Italian luxury brand Salvatore Ferragamo. With shop design and curation by Brown & Jackson Projects, several artists were approached to create works inspired by pieces from the Ferragamo time capsule collection. The pop-up shop was featured in the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, CA and was part of the opening event for the center which featured a star-studded gala and fashion show. Additional videos were created specifically for the opening gala runway show based on Ferragamo's S/S14 collection.
Excited to present this animated in-depth explanation on the inner workings of A.T. Mann’s visionary astrological calendar system in the first original Galactic Resonance video.
The 1976-1977 Kala calendar is organized by the natural year from Spring Equinox to Spring Equinox and is further divided into the twelve astrological signs. In a unique visual formation of a hexagon of circles within a circle it presents a complex but beautiful work of sacred design. Hear its creator and artist, the astrologer and author A.T. Mann explain the inner logic and form of the calendar in this informative video. It is no less than an original way of perceiving the passage of time in our lives.
Dusting cobwebs off this one for a flashback to my directorial debut from a series of abstract shorts created by GHAVA for Nokia's international flagship stores from 2007 to 2010.
Cinematic in its approach, “Delicatessen” associates the basic need for food to the indispensable necessity for constant communication. In an elaborate serving ritual that takes place between three characters, phones are mysteriously transformed into delectable epicurean treats. Essentially, it’s technology good enough to eat.
Expanding on the Geometrics series
of geometric illustrations, these animation studies are explorations on
occult correspondences of tonal frequencies as they relate to the
Commissioned by Wolff Olins, GHAVA directed a diverse range of brand canvases for AOL ranging from live action, 3D animation and stop frame animations to richly executed, multi-layered 2D animations. Still imagery was also created for use online and in print. You can see the all of the videos that were created for this project here.
Motion graphics package and on-air style guide for NBC Universal's eco-channel Green Is Universal. With a bold and fresh rebrand by Wolff Olins, GHAVA was invited to join the team in bringing it all to life. Working in close collaboration with the art direction of Tiziana Huag (Wolff Olins) and directly with the team at GIU, a comprehensive system of network assets were developed including branded end pages, snipes, lower thirds, network logo compilations and brand interstitials.
Video stills and excerpts from a 23 minute video composition prepared for the Colo(u)r Sound Culture Mash Up component of the Index Festival, NYC. Based on a mystical visionary experience in the transcendental realms.
A majority of the footage was developed through experimentation with analog fractal feedback techniques which was a process of alchemy unto itself.
The Archegram: Iterations are a series of video projects centered around the audio/visual collaborations between Ateleia (James Elliott) and Sadek Bazaraa who first started collaborating in 2004 for the Netmage Digital Arts Festival in Italy. The 2nd iteration, abstractly narrative in nature, explores hidden systems of Orwellian control.
By exploring the basic principles and properties of simple machines, an analogy is drawn between the ease of use and seamless integration of Nokia products into everyday life. Small experiments are captured in a stylized manner while hinting at subtle themes of connectivity. The interaction of a hand cranking a bike or a stream of air keeping a ping pong ball afloat evokes the memories of science class in an elementary schoolroom.
Art direction and animation for Eye Contact High, the first track on the debut Totem Test EP. After an intense period of experimentation with animated particle effects, a uniquely stylized system was developed to animate both cellular and geometric forms while delving into various aspects of the psyche.