« Beauty will be convulsive or not at all ». Nadja/André Breton
Created by Norwegian photographer Sølve Sundsbø and creative consultant Jerry Stafford, the video work was inspired by the form of Surrealist art experiment known as "exquisite corpse."
(from the original French term cadavre exquis) is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled.
It is this methodology which has been the starting point for a multi- screen film installation.
The film, commissioned by W magazine and P&G Prestige and produced by Psycho explores the idea of BEAUTY as a constantly shifting, constantly changing force. An idea of transformation and metamorphosis within a single body.
The installation premiered at The Armory in New York on February 14th during the NYFW
Directed By Solve Sundsbo
Music By James Lavelle
Creative Consultant : Jerry Stafford
Model : Lara Stone & David Agbodji
Styled By Marie Chaix
Dop : Simon Chaudoir
Executive Producer : Céline Quideau @ Psycho
Shoot at Spring Studios (UK)
Producer : Tonia Arapovic
Post House : Saint George
Post Supervisor : Jean Marc Raygade
Lead Flame Artist : James Senade
Flame Artist : Damien Peiro
After effects : Johann Roche
Asssitant : Barthélémy Robino,Christophe Croidieu
Editor : Jean Desveaux
Dit : Pierre Boitard , Mélanie Moulin
My warm thanks to : Jim Alexendrou at Ligth Digital LTD
Label: Ed Banger
Director: Edouard Salier
Producer: Mourad Belkeddar
Production Company: Caviar Paris
Post producer: David Danesi
Post-production company: Digital District
Ivory Tower is a Canadian feature film and the directorial debut of Adam Traynor, a musician from the German-based hip-hop group Puppetmastaz.
The film was co-written by Canadian pianist and rapper Gonzales and French director and screenwriter Céline Sciamma. It stars a variety of Canadian-born musicians, including Gonzales himself, Peaches, Feist and Tiga. Additionally, Gonzales' mother appears in the film.