FIFA promotes a selection of cultural activities to keep your mind active during this exceptional period. Stay tuned! We propose new ideas each week! Today’s selection focuses on contemporary art, an augmented reality app and a podcast about filmmaking.
MARK LEWIS: EXTRA (FIVE FILMS 1998-2020)
Daniel Faria Gallery is pleased to present Extra (five films 1998-2020), an online exhibition of Mark Lewis films from 1998 to present. The five films on view all engage with the quotidian activity of public life: crowds, city streets, people traveling from one place to the next. This is the activity of the strangers with whom we regularly take part in a dance of entering and exiting the scene.
FREE AUGMENTED REALITY APP
Acute Art has teamed up with artist Olafur Eliasson to offer a whole new way of discovering and experiencing art: use your phone to download this new app available for free. Entitled Wunderkammer (German word for “cabinets of curiosities”), this project invites you to create your own cabinet of curiosities in augmented reality by bringing objects, outdoor phenomena, and smaller spatial experiments by Olafur to your home or environment – a sun, a puffin, a ladybird, or flowers, a compass or a rainy cloud. It is a meeting up of personal space and art.
To begin, click here to download the app.
5 things to know about Olafur Eliasson
- He is a Danish-Icelandic artist.
- Many of his artworks follow scientific principles.
- He founded his studio named Elíasson in Germany in 1995. Nowadays, it is
one of the world’s most renowned studios in the contemporary art field.
- In 2014, he created Inside the Horizon, an artwork based on mirrors for the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.
- He was a jury member of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival in 2017.
It was alongside his wife and collaborator, James Ellis Deakins, that cinematographer Roger Deakins, winner of two Academy Awards for Best Cinematography – Blade Runner 2049 by Denis Villeneuve and 1917 by Sam Mendes – has officially launched the “Team Deakins” podcast. He invites you to listen to his podcasts on filmmaking : from technicalities to production. This series covers many aspects of the making of a film such as image composition, lighting, and location scouting.