I was commissioned to make a film and shoot a set of images by ESPN for Wilson, to show the manufacturing process of their tennis balls for the US Open. We flew to the factory, shot the film and stills in one day then flew home. Its an amazingly complex manufacture, requiring 24 different processes to make the final ball. It was hot, loud and the people who worked there, worked fast. So much beauty in each stage. I love the mechanics of how things are made, it fills me with great pleasure. I hope you enjoy the film.
German airline Lufthansa takes us on a journey to the surreal volcanic landscape of Kagoshima in a new film inspired by “Heimweh”, a melancholic feeling of longing for a place. We follow the Inoue brothers, who grew up in Denmark but feel an innate connection to their parents’ homeland of Japan. Read more on NOWNESS – bit.ly/2deCs8n
Dive into Lobsters By The Pool, our portrait of Robert Cox, Executive Sous Chef of the West Village’s Nourish Kitchen + Table. Cox was all in once he decided he wanted to be a chef. Since then, it’s been an ever-evolving process of trying, failing, learning and adapting. Get a taste of the passion, creativity and precision required to be a chef, and learn more at unfiltered.groupsjr.com/precision.
Produced by Catie Horseman
Filmed by Matthew Thompson
Edited by Brandon Bloom
Colored by The Mill
Music by P. Whitehill
The London based Heatherwick Studio epitomises the spirit of invention of a new wave of British designers. Featuring drawings, models, films and test pieces generated by speculative and built projects from the past 20 years, the exhibition is a window into the studio who have become renowned for projects such as the UK Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010. It offers unique insights into the ideas and experiments that go into realising projects that span architecture and engineering, as well as furniture, sculpture and product design. Curated by Kate Goodwin, Drue Heinz Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, and designed by Heatherwick Studio, the exhibition captures the studio’s spirit of discovery, demonstrating their imaginative and entrepreneurial approach to design.
Date: 11 March – 12 April 2015
Venue: Atrium, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
Time: 9 am – 9 pm Daily
Organisers: The British Council in collaboration with the GREAT Britain Campaign.
Supported By: DesignSingapore Council
The exhibition is part of the GREAT British Week and is a partner event of the Singapore Design Week.
Costa Rica has it all: jungle, beaches, mountains, adventure, relaxation. It’s all good in the land of pura vida.
Photography & editing: Piotr Wancerz
Music: Autumn by AMAKSI
Produced in cooperation with Matador Network
Client: Visit Costa Rica
A 16-year-old Alaskan Yup’ik teenager leaves his tiny village and travels across hundreds of miles of frozen tundra to compete in a basketball tournament and bring pride to his village.
Directors: Daniele Anastasion & Nathan Golon
Producer: Patrick White
Director of Photography: Nathan Golon
Editor: Matt Cascella
Original Music: Brooke Blair & Will Blair
Production Manager: Elyse Kelly
Assistant Editor: Shane Alcock
Post Production Services: Final Frame
Post Production Sound Facility: Creative Audio Post
For ESPN Films
Executive Producers: John Dahl, Libby Geist & Connor Schell
Senior Producer: Erin Leyden
Producers: Shaun Alperin & Deirdre Fenton
Fondazione Prada presents the exhibition “Uneasy Dancer”, a comprehensive survey of work by Betye Saar (Los Angeles, 1926). This exhibition, hosted at the Nord Gallery, opens to the public from 15 September 2016 through 8 January 2017. Curated by Elvira Dyangani Ose, “Betye Saar: Uneasy Dancer” is the first exhibition of the American artist in Italy, and brings together over 80 works including installations, assemblages, collages and sculptures produced between 1966 and 2016.
“Uneasy Dancer” is an expression Betye Saar has used to define both herself and her artistic practice. In her own words, “my work moves in a creative spiral with the concepts of passage, crossroads, death and rebirth, along with the underlying elements of race and gender.” This process implies “a stream of consciousness” that explores the ritualized mysticism present in recovering personal stories and iconographies from everyday objects and images. Several key elements lie at the center of her artistic practice: an interest in the metaphysical, the representation of feminine memory, and African-American identity which, in her work, takes on takes on evocative and unusual forms. As Saar has said about her work, “It was really about evolution rather than revolution, about evolving the consciousness in another way and seeing black people as human beings instead of the caricatures or the derogatory images.”
Video: Andrea Cavallari
Fashion is, by necessity, an obsession for Fausto Puglisi, who designs his own label. Here he waxes lyrical about the wonder of Italian craftsmanship – something he sees as intrinsically connected to Italian society. But it is all underpinned by the opening statement: “To be proud to be Italian means to go out and discover new things”. An attitude that took Puglisi to Berlin’s S&M scene and then back to Tuscany’s leatherworkers.
South Kilburn Estate which is located in Kilburne in northern London where Alison Brooks Architects conducts redevelopment. Designers and residents talk about 44 apartment houses completed in the first phase of the project.
Monocle invited chef Jonathan Conroy into our Midori House kitchen to cook the prefect summer meal. He demonstrated the art of making a traditional Turkish starter, Mediterranean main course and a quintessential British classic – trifle – on film.
A Time-Laps film by Dots Obsession – Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope is a special installation for a limited time, September 1 through 26, where Kusama has created an “infinity room” experience with the Glass House itself covered with polka dots. Visitors who attend the exhibition during this period will be offered the unique experience to simultaneously see the world through the eyes of both Philip Johnson and Yayoi Kusama. The Glass House’s window walls and doors allow the artist to create a one-of-a-kind signature “infinity room.” The polka dots directly engage the architecture of the Glass House, complementing its structure and aesthetics, breathing new life into the house. For Kusama, the polka dot represents an individual, its own universe. Similarly, Philip Johnson created his own private universe at the Glass House, sculpting every aspect of landscape experience into his own universe.
フィリップ・ジョンソン設計の「ガラスの家」で行われた草間彌生のインスタレーション「Dots Obsession – Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope」の様子を記録したタイムラプス動画。
Metric film about Mies Van Der Rohe
In order of appearance
Weissenhof Estate 1927
Barcelona Pavillon 1929
Villa Tugendhat 1930
Bauhaus 1930 (If you plan to visit, you can sleep in the former student room, a once in a lifetime experience)
George Washington Bridge 1927
Clip from Prelinger Archives – archive.org/
Farnsworth House 1951
860-880 Lake Shore Apartments
S.R. Crown Hall 1956
Neue Nationalgalerie 1968 (from 2015 to 2019 in renovation)
I also filmed the Aachen Cathedral, Seagram Building, Chicago Federal Center, Toronto-Dominion Center, One IBM Plaza, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library but I have chosen not to include the footage in the film.
Mies Van Der Rohe and Martin Gropius interview: “Bauhaus Reviewed, 1919-1933”
Thanks to Yulia for helping me with the filming.
Alexandre Favre 2012 -2015