Artist: Xaviera Lopez / @xavieralopez
Location: Santiago, Chile
* Read our feature interview with Xaviera Lopez here.
© Xaviera Lopez 2016
Medium: 35mm film
Brandy Eve Allen is a Los Angeles based Photographer shooting dreamy portraiture and landscapes. For more information or to purchase prints, email firstname.lastname@example.org
© Brandy Eve Allen 2016
Medium: Virtual Reality
Location: Hap Gallery, Portland, OR
Hap Gallery presents Specular, a solo exhibition by Damien Gilley of new work in virtual reality. The first exhibition using VR by the Artist, the work is a culmination of a month long technology residency provided by Portland creative technology and production studio dotdotdash. The Artist collaborated with the studio who builds cutting-edge multimedia entertainment experiences to develop an immersive exhibition created by hand from a VR application custom developed and created by dotdotdash.
The work culminates as an individually experienced moment in which the viewer can walk through a virtual space populated with sculptural drawings. The result is kinetically experienced sculpture that is activated by viewer point of view, movement, and nonlinear navigation. The work explores drawing as a perceptual event, luring the viewer to discover viewing points and sight lines that complete forms and volumes. The structural drawings lead and suggest like maps or architectural sketches might, yet read more like a game or puzzle to be solved. Hidden architectures are revealed through viewer movement that suggest a sense of co-dimensionality between seen and unseen, digital and human scale, the virtual and the real.
A limited edition release of 60 custom fabricated pendants by the artist will accompany the exhibition. The pendant, titled Decoder Ring, is a brass pendant and goldfill chain that serves as a miniature counterpoint to the immersive exhibition. This object exists as a coded symbol that references a sort of cult of measurement. The image reflects the artist’s affection for immaterial architecture and metaphysical geometry, a golden monocle to survey the landscape for speculative development.
© dotdotdash & Damien Gilley 2016
Medium: 35mm, polaroids
Location: Los Angeles, California
© Adi Putra 2016
Medium: Acrylic and Gouache on Canvas
AM06 plays with capturing slices of time. While kinetics in art is nothing new, a la the Futurists a century ago, this piece aims to bring life to a more mundane subject matter, plastics. Using this modern technology as both subject and medium, AM06 is wholly 21st century. It's a visualization, or movement timeline; a piece of detritus on its way through space. Layering each moment on one another, the end result is a painted mimicry of long exposure photography.
© Jeannot Quenson 2016
Model: Heather Glaze / @night.kat
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
© Armoire Magazine 2016
Model / Dancer: Claudia Musikul / @claudiamusikul
Location: Los Angeles, California
A photographic series exploring ballet and physical motion.
© Kimberly Marie 2016
Location: Mt. Washington, Los Angeles California
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Photographer: Aaron Polinard / @1perspective_photography
Medium: Digital, long exposures
The act of creating my imagery is kinetic in nature, I physically move through scenes with light while the shutter is open. I really enjoy capturing the blurred motion of stars and sky; creating photographs that carry a hidden story of movement.
For commissions, reach Aaron at email@example.com
© Aaron Poli 2016
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
A magical metallic installation, "Kinetic Shards" from Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics and AA Visiting School Los Angeles.
© Imagery Armoire Magazine 2016
Medium: 35mm Film / 16mm Film
Location: John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, OR, USA / Pine Mountain, OR, USA / Hanover. Germany
Sam Hamilton is an independent professional artist, composer and film-maker from Auckland, Aotearoa / New Zealand currently living in the United States. Hamilton’s practice is best framed as a creative ecology that - although highly modular at the material level – coherently evolves in tandem through inter-disciplinary hybridized research, experimentation and application. Over the last 14 years, Hamilton’s practice has evolved primarily through music and sound art to manifest itself also through film, video, installation, photography, writing and curatorial projects.
Trailer, Saturn scene production still number 1-3, and various stills from the film Apple Pie Pine Mountain Observatory operated by the University of Oregon Department of Physics, Pine Mountain, Central Oregon, USA. Still from a DCP Digital Cinema Package. 2015
Apple Pie is a new feature length experimental art film by Sam Hamilton produced over the last three years and shot on super 16mm film in New Zealand, Samoa and the US with support from Creative New Zealand, The Wallace Arts Trust and Circuit Artist Film & Video Aotearoa. These three frames are from a scene in the film that is the sole exception to the 16mm celluloid format, and were shot digitally. The images are unprocessed 8 second exposures of the night sky during a meteor shower taken from a night sky facing camera perched atop a rotating LP turntable that sat atop a mountain in the eastern Oregon high plain desert for five nights.
The studio is an object I-IV John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, OR, USA. 35mm film. 2013
A series of rudimentary experiments in inverting and reconstituting the relational poles of the object and the context, the studio and the field, the sheltered indifference of causal dislocation and the inescapable fragility and volatility of non-referential reality.
Inescapable Context / North, South, East, West Herrenhausen Palace Gardens, Hanover, Germany. 35mm film. 2016
Any kind of discernible motion can only exist when positioned in relation to a context, that context may be an environment, or an object of known velocity. Without points of reference, there is no action, no motion. Without nuclei for the electrons to spin around, there would be no anything. there can be no push unless there is something to push against. Following on from a array of works that have played with various latent political, cultural and philosophical repercussions of dominant western-come-global geographic coordinate systems; this Inescapable Context series should be read like a map of coordinates, mapping out the boundary of individual agency with the X/Y axis of my sociopolitical context as an artist and a person. In Inescapable Context, I have sought to illustrate the limitations of ones ability to transcend ones existential position, orientation and context within the physical world. A political gesture to acknowledge the role that context plays within ones ability to have agency in the sociopolitical environments we live in. No matter how fast I try to run away from my own camera, no matter which direction I run in, there is a limit to how far I can remove myself from the frame of reference of my own sociopolitical context. There are several renderings of this XY graph. One pertinent and inescapable reading of it would place my white maleness on one axis, and a world that favours such contexts on the other. Another less politicalised, but still connected reading would be as a gestural attempt to physically remove myself as much as possible from the authorship of my own art practice, trying to give it breathing space to determine it's own selfhood through the auto-timed triggering of the cameras own shutter. Yet accepting the flawed logic of the an attempt, but the value of attempting it anyway.
© Sam Hamilton 2016
Photographer: Shelley Neuman of ATX Street Style
Models: Susan Harkey, Maya Kaough, and Tolly Moseley of Rapt Aerial Dance
Wardrobe: Being Apparel
Makeup: Jackson Montgomery Schwartz
I believe the female form is one of the most beautiful pieces of art ever created, second maybe only to Mother Nature herself. These photos show how these two powerful, delicate, complex, and inspiring creations can work in tandem to make something truly beautiful. For this issue of Armoire Magazine, we explore Kinetics with the powerhouse women of Rapt Aerial Dance, accentuated in athleisure wear from new ethical brand Being Apparel; a company working to change the fashion world with their modern sustainable garments.
*View our exclusive interview with Shelley Neuman here.
© Shelley Neuman 2016
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
*See our exclusive interview feature with Laurie Louise here.
© Laurie Louise 2016