Retour Aux Sources French creative team Mouawad Laurier have been commissioned by historic champagne house Ruinart to illustrate the temporality of the Earth, by combining art and artificial intelligence.
Define Beauty: Everybody’s Type With 30-inch hair, razor-sharp nails and a sensational sashay, Swedish make-up artist Daniel Sällström is every bit the perfect blonde bombshell. After collaborating with director Isaac Lock on Fashion Disciples: Black , he returns in this provocative project to celebrate his siren alter ego, Innitbabes. Everybody’s Type challenges the viewer’s understanding of beauty and picks away at the femme/masculine tropes that govern the rules of attraction. “The gender binary is a trap that harms everyone,” says London-based Locke
They Call Me… Marina With over 21,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel, Marina Katarina Kovac—a blind 13-year-old internet personality from The Netherlands—wants to show the world what visually impaired people are capable of. “Discovering Marina’s YouTube channel was like traveling back to when I was 13,” says the film’s Dutch director Kate Villevoye. “The journey to adulthood is a strange time and Marina gives such an immediate and unfiltered look at her life during this crucial period.” Kovac—who has interchangeable prosthetic eyes and navigates the world by hearing echoes—may not know her best friend’s physical features, but still broadcasts herself chopping vegetables, doing exercise classes, riding a bike, and playing team sports
Dare Devils: Junior Bangers Best friends Finlay Damon and Harley McCarthy are stock car racers from the English Midlands. Come rain or shine, these young adrenaline-seekers compete against other 11 – 16-year-olds in battle-worn scrap heap cars. Notwithstanding the engine limit and rules restricting contact and overtaking, there is little else that separates junior banger racing from the high-octane competition of an adult circuit
Sound & Vision: Pharmakon—Devour Margaret Chardiet aka Pharmakon has been a stalwart of New York’s underground experimental music scene since the age of seventeen. Her riveting mix of industrial noise and assaultive singing provides the foundation for a back catalog of music that questions what it means to be human.
The Glass House Having featured work in Harper’s Bazaar, Life, French Vogue, and French Elle, British photographer David McCabe steps back in time to one of his most memorable commissions—photographing a year in the life of Andy Warhol.
My Place: Charli XCX Rising to international acclaim with Icona Pop’s number one hit “I Love It” and appearing on Iggy Azalea’s rap anthem “Fancy,” Charli XCX has been an instrumental figure in pop music’s ever-changing landscape. Born Charlotte Emma Aitchison, the singer-songwriter has been going by her MySpace username since the age of fourteen when she cut her teeth in London’s underground music and rave scene.
Sound & Vision: Eclipse New York-based multimedia artist Meshakai Wolf traveled to Colorado on 21 August 2017 to film what the media were calling the “Great American Eclipse”—the first coast-to-coast eclipse to hit the US for almost a hundred years. “A solar eclipse is like a condensed, sped-up version of a regular lunar cycle,” says Wolf. “It feels sudden yet deliberate, fresh yet ancient.
Sendino: Exchange Set against the concrete backstreets of New York City, two teenagers working in a hot dog truck share their first sexual encounter by sensually passing a raw egg yolk back and forth between their mouths. As they claw at each other’s bodies in increasing intimacy the yolk eventually bursts into a cascade of erotic pleasure. In Exchange innovative German director and writer Francisco Sendino presents this contemporary remake of an iconic erotic scene from Tampopo, a 1980s Japanese “noodle western” directed by Juzo Itami.
In Residence: Pierre Yovanovitch Cloistered in ninety acres of Provençal woodland and only accessible by a two-mile stretch of country road, the Château de Fabrègues is home to French interior and furniture designer Pierre Yovanovitch. The Paris-based aesthete made a name for himself in the fashion industry after a successful run as the menswear designer for Pierre Cardin.