I founded Save Your Teen Driver because it’s time for us to change our battle plan in the fight against the #1 killer of 15-20 year olds in America. Every year, more than 3000 teenagers leave home and never return.
As the father of two teen-aged boys, I can’t imagine anything more painful The good news is that the number has decreased and is trending down. The bad news is that we are still teaching kids to drive the same.way we did 30 years ago. Since we aren’t dealing with the fundamental cause of the problem, that number could spike up again at any time and ‘Safetyfanatic’
The solemn towering resilience of Siberia's tree-scape provides the backdrop of inertial movement, obscured and distracted by virtual lines and boundaries that move with a pattern slightly too complex to predict. The rules of their space define our ability to perceive our own forward movement.
But deep within this internalized exterior space are dancing lights which move in a new dimension. One whose reality more mimics our physical memory, our memory of being outside of the virtualized exteriority.
The movement of light still occurs within the music, but slightly offset from it. The hard and sharp and angular come in unforgiving waves, while the lights are too far off to be swing, too infrequent to be syncopated, connected yet shifted out of phase.
"Moscow-born, Chicago-raised, Brooklyn-based producer Slava can offer the armchair musicologist hours of entertainment dissecting his attempt to reunite house's splintered factions. Analysis aside, it's also a very solid collection of viscerally compelling dance music."
- Pitchfork, http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/17915-slava-raw-solutions/
Forms is an ongoing collaboration between visuals artists Memo Akten and Quayola, a series of studies on human motion, and its reverberations through space and time. It is inspired by the works of Eadweard Muybridge, Harold Edgerton, Étienne-Jules Marey as well as similarly inspired modernist cubist works such as Marcel Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase No.2″. Rather than focusing on observable trajectories, it explores techniques of extrapolation to sculpt abstract forms, visualizing unseen relationships – power, balance, grace and conflict – between the body and its surroundings.
The project investigates athletes; pushing their bodies to their extreme capabilities, their movements shaped by an evolutionary process targeting a winning performance. Traditionally a form of entertainment in todays society with an overpowering competitive edge, the disciplines are deconstructed and interrogated from an exclusively mechanical and aesthetic point of view; concentrating on the invisible forces generated by and influencing the movement.
The source for the study is footage from the Commonwealth Games. The process of transformation from live footage to abstract forms is exposed as part of the interactive multi-screen artwork, to provide insight into the evolution of the specially crafted world in which the athletes were placed.
The video installation is currently being exhibited at the National Media Museums ’In The Blink of an Eye’ Exhibition, 9th March – 2nd September, 2012, alongside classic images by photographers as diverse Harold Edgerton, Eadweard Muybridge, Roger Fenton, Richard Billingham and Oscar Rejlander as well as historic items of equipment, films and interactive displays.
Quayola and Memo Akten – Artists
Nexus Interactive Arts - Production Company
Beccy McCray – Producer
Jo Bierton – Production Manager
Matthias Kispert - Sound design
Maxime Causeret – Houdini Developer
Raffael F J Ziegler (AKA Moco) – 3D Animator
Katie Parnell – 3D Tracker
Eoin Coughlan – 3D Tracker
Mark Davies – 3D Tracking Supervisor
Commissioned by the National Media Museum for the ‘In The Blink of an Eye‘ Exhibition 2012; with the support of imove, part of the Cultural Olympiad programme.
With thanks to BBC Motion Gallery and Commonwealth Games Federation
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who in the land is the sportiest of all? The new model of the top-selling Ford S-MAX may not be a Formula One car, but is an exclusive combination of premium sports styling, enhanced dynamic ability and functional excellence. Ford feels you shouldn't have to sacrifice driving pleasure for practicality. Ogilvy Düsseldorf wanted a spot presenting the advantages of the new S-MAX in the right light so we whipped out our magic wonder and built a world full of glassy typography to reflect the cars finesse. Letters and glass surfaces act as a playground for the S-MAX. Furthermore, optical refractions and perspective jumps create a complex visual experience.
Ready for the house of mirrors?
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather Advertising Düsseldorf
Production: Parasol Island
Director / Creative Director: Oliver Navarro Schroeder
Executive Creative Director: Charles Bals
Producer: Jack Gregory-Donald
Executive Producer: Philip Hansen
3D Animator: Dino Figuera
3D Light / Shading / Rendering Artist: Kay Poprawe
3D Supervisor: Paul Dreisen
Compositing Artist: Sascha Reinholz
Client: IQ Option
Production: STORM production
Directors: Ivan Egorov & Nikolay Pigarev
Producer & Montage: Fedor Kan
Executive producer / Color grading: Nikolay Pigarev
Production Director: Warren Coulton (Sydney, AU)
Art Direction: Anton Yavor
Operator: Matt Stewart ASC
CG & VFX Supervisor: Andrey Voytishin