When I see art that I like, I seem to have a moment of frantic disbelief, scrambling to capture and enjoy and seek more and more of what I’ve just uncovered.
Thankfully we have the internet.
Josephine Cardin (FB, Behance) is an artist that does that for me. In her bio she states: “But at the end of the day, I live to create and create… well, because it is fulfilling, and fun.”
It is clear to understand that Cardin has a background in dance, but she’s also an art historian, a visual artist, and a photographer. One thing that I appreciate of artists is when they pull from multiple disciplines to influence their current works, Cardin seems to have a magical aura about her work that is dripping in historical significance.
I have chosen In This Twilight to showcase Josephine Cardin’s work because it is an astounding exploration of body, movement, fine art, light, and feature. Immediately I am left wondering how she has managed to create such detail in muscle structure yet her lighting seems to be so soft and delicate that even the background fades into darkness. There is mood in the motion, there is a distance one can feel. And the background! It makes me feel like a smoky dream wafting around the room, lost in a memory, which melds perfectly with the fabric that is being used throughout the project.
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Below was taken directly from Sigur Rós’s website.
Written & directed by Christian Larson. Choreography by sidi larbi cherkaoui.
Cinematography by Mattias Montero, costume designer Lydia Kovacs, produced by Noreen Khan.
I’ve always been inspired by dance, so I wanted to tell a short story with dialogue through movement, without anyone saying anything. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s extraordinary choreography created this unique communication between the dancers James O’Hara & Nicola Leahey. Larbi’s way of working with flexibility played as an interesting contrast to the harsh environment in which Matthias Montero’s pure and ethereal style of cinematography allowed an intimate portrait of the couple.
Christian Larson grew up drumming, dancing & filming skateboarding in Sweden and it was this background that helped carve his reputation of a rhythmic visual style. Starting out making music promos, he went on to be an editor for the renowned Swedish director Jonas åkerlund before focusing fully on directing. His work includes promos for Kylie Minogue, Tinie Tempah, Nero as well as commercials and editorials for wallpaper magazine, Absolut vodka and Roche Bobois.