The opening night will feature a presentation of three new performative shoe dyeing processes Design by destruction developed by experimental footwear designer Benjamin John Hall.
Known for his conceptual 2012 collection ‘Birth, Life, Death and Resurrection’, which explored its namesake’s mysterious themes, each shoe stood as an enduring relic of the process in which it was conceived: filled and then bled of ink, inflated, illuminated and set on fire.
For the Fashion Space Gallery’s Relaunch programme, Hall reconsiders process-led dyeing methods through examining ideas of entrapment and impermeability.
Benjamin John Hall has worked across a broad spectrum within footwear, both commercial and experimental and is the recipient of the prestigious ITS award for his fire-lasting process.
A fashion art film by Anna Radchenko
Shot on Alexa Mini on Location in London
Art Direction & Set Design. Lisa Jahovic and Helen Sirp
Producer. Ellie Rudd
Director of Photography. Edgar Dubrovskiy
Stylist. Danielle Goodman
Makeup Sara Sorrenti
Hair Stylist. Ronnie Woodward
Starring Nastya Salenko
Colour Jason R Moffat
Sound Karl Sadler Cecilie Darling Emilie Søgaard
Editor Ben Matthews
"shape without form, shade without colour,
paralysed force, gesture without motion..."
- T.S. Elliot -
“Passion White” strives to achieve austerity, simplification of form and mathematical precision. It is an attempt at finding out if it is possible to create realistic tension in a sterile, minimalistic space resembling a white canvas. Each frame represents separate micro world, which carries primary, raw emotions. Unhurried pictures and perverse repetition of sounds are set out to engage the viewer in a specific, dreamy state of hypnosis.
written & directed by: MARTYNA IWAŃSKA
director of photography: JAKUB GIZA
produced by: PIOTR HULL
production manager: MONIKA BUCZYŃSKA
art director: MARTYNA IWAŃSKA
set designer: JANA ŁĄCZYŃSKA, MARTA KOZERA
costume designer: KAROLINA GRUSZECKA
hair designer: ELA PASZKOWSKA, KASIA KORNACKA
make-up artist: GOSIA SULIMA, MONIKA FETELA
music: PAWEŁ LUCEWICZ
edit: MARTYNA IWAŃSKA, KAMIL GABRYSIAK
color correction: DOMINIK DERAS
cast: MARIETA ŻUKOWSKA, ALEKSA MATERSKA, IWO SWIŁŁO, KRZYSZTOF SIERPIŃSKI, ALEKSANDRA LIASHENKO
and: MAGDA PAWELSKA, ALEKSANDRA ŻELAZOWSKA, MILENA STĘPIEŃ, IGA MROZIAK, SMOQ
1 ad: KAROLINA CHAREMSKA
costume design assistant: MARTA HARNER
focus puller: PAWEŁ FIWEK
gaffer: DAREK BARWIEJUK
II gaffer: JAKUB ZAWISTOWSKI, PIOTR REDZISZ
grips: MARIUSZ DRĄŻYK, ROMAN DROZDA
stagehand: ROBER BACZYŃSKI
stuntman: MICHAŁ KRZYŻKOWIAK, KAJETAN GINTER
legal services: EMILIA PIASECKA
camera equipment: FASTMEDIA & EBH
lighting equipment: HELIOGRAF
dolly equipment: GRIPPAKA
poem used in the video: "HOLLOW MEN" - T.S. ELIOT
creations udes in the video: ZOFIA CHYLAK
special thanks to: MAGDA CZMUDA, MARCIN JANIEC, MAJA ADMIAK, AGI JENSEN, TOMASZ LEWANDOWSKI, ADA ROHDE, JAKUB BOCHNIARZ, MARTA WARSZAWSKA