Cinematic series by New York City-based artist (and former lawyer), Richard Finkelstein, features miniature figurines and carefully constructed sets to capture the experience of going to the movies. “Sitting in the Dark with Strangers” is on display at Robert Mann Gallery until January 30th, 2016. More images below.
What did you do for Halloween? If you were in New York hopefully you had a chance to check out The Wolfpack Show at Jeffrey Deitch’s gallery. For those familiar with Crystal Moselle’s documentary, The Wolfpack (2015), Halloween is kind of a big deal for the Angulo brothers. Growing up in a strict environment, and largely confined to their small apartment, homemade movie-making was an important form of imaginative escape.
The exhibit (which ended November 1st) featured many of the costumes and props the brothers made throughout the years. It also included a series of portraits by photographer Dan Martensen, who used their photo shoot as another platform for the Angulos’ staged recreations. Check out the trailer for The Wolfpack and more images from The Wolfpack Show below!
There’s something strangely satisfying about these film posters with the main titles and subjects completely erased, by French art director Madani Bendjellal. Chances are you’ll be able to easily recognize them all! More images below.
Animator Chris Carboni created this terrific animation which continuously morphs through popular films. The piece is a music video for a band called Cruisr, but sorta feels completely unrelated to the music. I actually muted the video and listened to it with Flying Lotus’ Parisian Goldfish (much better). I expected to see a lot of classic films here but it was nice to see more recent films like Under The Skin included too. How many of the films can you recognize? Watch the animation below.
14 blockbuster films re-created with stock footage, how many can you name? Watch “Scenes You’ve Seen” below!
Shinseungback Kimyonghun, a Seoul-based art collective, uses facial recognition software to create portraits by averaging all the faces in a popular movie. I love how you can sort of tell that the above is image is mostly Matt Damon. Check out more movie “portraits”, and watch the video below to see how Avatar’s portrait was made.