Everyone is constantly evangelizing about whizzy tech, connectivity, interactivity, data this and digital that. They riff on software, 3-D scanners, virtual reality, ‘moving image’, projectors and cyber motifs. They rave about “paradigmatic shifts” and “epic disruptions,” yada yada. But when it comes to SHOWstudio x Nick Knight, artistic disruption abounds — especially in the digi sphere. Everything Mr. Knight touches turns to WOW.
In his conception of ‘the avant-garde’ categories blend and definitions blur, as art absorbs heavy elements of visual culture and symbolism infused with frontline styling (BRAVO! → Anya Ziourova!).
Featuring Gigi Hadid and Fei Fei Sun, Nick Knight’s new film for Vogue Hong Kong‘s inaugural issue is a sight for sore eyes. Even though Hong Kong has been devoured by nasty, brutish China in recent months, there’s still some artistic energy brewing in the East meets West entrepôt city.
Paying tribute to the once future-driven creative and cultural hub that is Hong Kong (minus Commie China’s tyrannical creep), Gigi and Fei Fei are caught up in some quantum-geopolitical netherworld, as if somewhere between free-spirited phase space and a geodetic cubbyhole. The whole shebang is rife with multi-coded metaphors and magical energy.
Nick splinters the fashion system into many systems with a hefty hi-tech pep and haute couture finesse. Voltaic smears, vibrant neon shadows and vagrant cursors populate the screen; hazy pastel geometric shapes and lovely lavender textures meld into decorative, electric patterns and polychromatic motifs; an angsty soundtrack hums and buzzes through it all courtesy of some corybantic drum machine.
There is a consummate sense of coolness, color and beauty that forces you to watch it more than once. Despite fashion’s currently TOTALLY counterfeit and moth-eaten state of affairs, Nick always brings a new kind of surrealist wit and digital decorativeness to his spectacles. Watch below! We love SHOWstudio!
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Photography SHOWstudio + Nick Knight
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