Premiering June 11 as part of Art Unlimited at Art Basel 2012, pop artist Richard Phillips’ short film entitled First Point featuring Lindsay Lohan. Richard Phillips has been exploring the production of film and photographic media as a means of expanding beyond the appropriation strategies that have defined his work in the past by painting unique portraits from his own films which he stages and shoots himself. He completed his first two films, Lindsay Lohanand Sasha Grey, in the spring of 2011 for the Commercial Break film project presented concurrently to the Venice Biennale. First Point–Phillips’ third film—is a collaboration between the artist, Lindsay Lohan, and the legendary surf filmmaker Taylor Steele. The film visits two locations: a private beach surf compound and Malibu’s iconic Surfrider Beach, accessible to the public, which boasts some of California’s most perfect waves. First Point presents a postmodern take on the surf film genre through an abstract framework of imagery in which the actress engages in cinema performance tropes inspired by contemporary film noir. Presented by Gagosian Gallery, First Point will premier as part of Art Basel’s Art Unlimited which will see its invitation only, VIP release today and a public opening on June 14 until June 17.
Bennett (Troian Bellisario) and Marissa (Shay Mitchell) are the sole survivors of the final suicidal act of their religious cult. Confused, relieved, angry and unfulfilled, the two followers each question one another's motives for joining, living, and surviving under the control of their Leader. Faced with their own doubts, Bennett and Marissa must confront their feelings and fears while deciding what life to live after near-death.
Written & Directed by: hazart
Produced by: Elizabeth Collins & Nav Singh
Cinematography by: Brandon Alperin
Edited by: Jeremy Floyd
Production Design: Jessica Mahnke
Costume Design: Sarah Jeanne Mgeni
Composer: Justin Hopkins
Sound Design: Ethan Beigel
Converse has spent a good portion of this year updating some of their classics. Our pasts are constantly catching up to us, but we rarely get
to see the relationship between the past and the present. The sneaker company gave us access to some of the original footwear to create a series dynamic, thrilling and unexpected motion pieces wherein we watch the old versions turn into the updated models.
Animation by Pleid.