We created a new and animated interpretation of 'The Garden Of Earthly Delights' by Hieronymus Bosch ( http://tinyurl.com/zf6u9nu ). We were chosen to go crazy on the middle panel. So we did... in 4K!!! Unfortunately the exhibition at MOTI Museum has ended. Hope you got to see the end result. It was HUGE and AWESOME! But don't worry, it will pop up again somewhere... www.motimuseum.nl facebook: https://www.facebook.com/STUDIO-SMACK-287330375863 | twitter: https://twitter.com/STUDIOSMACK | website: http://www.studiosmack.nl ---- Official Press Release: PARADISE, a contemporary interpretation of The Garden of Earthly Delights Studio Smack, best known for their music video Witch Doctor by De Staat, have released a new animation: a contemporary interpretation of one of the most famous paintings by the Early Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights. In their latest work, the group cleared the original landscape of the middle panel of Bosch’s painting and reconstructed it into a hallucinatory 4K animation. The creatures that populate this indoor playground embody the excesses and desires of 21st century Western civilization. Consumerism, selfishness, escapism, the lure of eroticism, vanity and decadence. All characters are metaphors for our society where loners swarm their digital dream world. They are symbolic reflections of egos and an imagination of people as they see themselves - unlike Bosch's version, where all individuals more or less look the same. From a horny Hello Kitty to a coke hunting penis snake. From an incarnate spybot to headless fried chickens. These characters, once precisely painted dream figures, are now digitally created 3D models. All of them have been given their own animation loop to wander through the landscape. By placing them altogether in this synthetic fresco, the picture is never the same. What the animation and Bosch’s triptych have in common is that you’ll hardly be able to take it all in, you can watch it for hours. ‘Paradise’ was commissioned by the MOTI Museum in The Netherlands for the exhibition New Delights, which is part of the Hieronymus Bosch 500-year anniversary. A gigantic video installation of this work is exhibited in the Museum until the 31st of December.
« Alone in his psychological complexity, a young man tries to open himself to the unknown. » http://ataraxya-themovie.com http://facebook.com/ataraxya Directed by : • Maxime Hélier | maxime.helier@hotmail.fr | http://maximehelier.com • Guilherme Pereira | guilhermecpgp@gmail.com | http://cargocollective.com/guilhermepereira • Marion Chopin | marionchopin07@gmail.com | http://chopin07.wix.com/marion • Sophie Loubière | ssc.loubiere@gmail.com | http://sophieloubiereportfolio.blogspot.fr • Carla Gandolfi | cm.gandolfi@gmail.com | http://manureia.fr Musics, Sound & Voice : • Musics : Cio D'Or, Mike Parker, Mike Maass • Sound design : Maxime Hélier • Voice over : Guilherme Pereira Selections & Awards : • GRAND PRIX 2015 at the International Digital Animation Competition (Nagoya, Japon) • Nominated in the "Best Young Production" category for the 2015 animago AWARD (Potsdam, Germany) • Selected by the SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 (Macao, China) • Selected for the 14th edition of the "Sommets du cinéma d'animation" (Montreal, Canada) • Selected for the 15th edition of the International Short Film Festival (Lille, France) • Selected for the Effets Stars 2015 festival (Montpellier, France) • Selected for the 22nd edition of the National Animated Film Festival (Bruz, France) • Selected for Anim!arte - the 12th edition of the International Student Animation Festival (Brazil) • Selected for the 7th edition of the "Ciné-Soirées" by Canasucres Productions (Lille, France) • Selected at interfilm, 32nd International Short Film Festival (Berlin, France) • Screened at KUKI, 9th International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth (Berlin, France) • Screened by the French TV Channel Canal+ Cinéma • Screened at "le Lou Pascalou" by "les Bobines du Loup" (Paris, France) • Screened at the nightclub CONCRETE right before Cio D'Or and Mike Parker (movie soundtrack) Supinfocom Rubika (2015)
This film is to remind us to stand united and continue to strive for a better, more connected world where all are respected as equals. We might think or look differently but in the end we are all human beings. We hope this piece conjures up some inspiration to act with strength and compassion in all of our daily interactions. Let us stand together. Director and Composer - Michael Marantz Director of Photography - Tim Sessler Producers - Jake Paque and Tay McEvers Executive Producers - Noah Meisner and Michael Marantz Edit - Nicholas Davis Additional Edit by - Kim Pellnat Produced by Already Alive Spoken Word Written and Performed by - KAMAU This is not the dream. Divided and confused. We dreamt a dream dwindling, descending to where dreams die. Somewhere between doubt and its defense Lies a field of broken aspirations A sea of not seeing because seeing is believing And if we dare to truly believe, then we must commit. Wake up! We dreamt a dream a dream dwindling, an ember in the winter breeze, Simmering, Our precious fleeting freedom the present I, Present Now is not the time to wallow in the trenches of despair I said, wake up, wake up! Our presence defies hatred We must engage, we must build and protect self tenaciously, Regardless of its casing, regardless of its color of its gender, of its belief We must protect we are soft but not weak, We grow, learn, adapt, live Like grass through concrete, And Conquer Every fear of difference with study, understanding, and gratitude for The very breath that gives to any, gave to every Breath is Breath, and of Breath Love is… Good Morning. I said Good Morning! Our work has just begun. Production Coordinator - Ethan Lee Assistant Director - Luis Restrepo 2nd Assistant Director - Isabelle McKusick Marantz Assistant Camera - Filipp Penson 2nd Assistant Camera - Sandy SooHoo Gaffer - John Hayden Busch Best Boy - Vincent Davino Key Grip - Jake A. Kump Swings - Stefan Matwijec and Jose Bonilla Aerial Cinematography - Brooklyn Aerials Harlem School of the Arts Dance Team Movement Consultant - Aubrey Lynch II Dancers: Brittany Alvarez Eli Klotz Isabella Soto Nasrullah Abdur-Rahman Adam Hemenes Omarion Burke Aoi Furutate Post House - Joint Editorial VFX Artists - Robert Murdock and Noah Poole Audio Mixer - Natalie Huizenga Color by Apache Colorist - Taylor Black A Very Special Thanks to: Kaili Turner Harlem School of the Arts Dance Joint Editorial Apache Kori Darling Jennifer Soto Subha Ahmed Alasia Harris Cynthia Burke Midori Furutate