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IMMORTALITY I/III - Oliviero Toscani

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Umbrella was called upon to create three short films for the 2015 Art Directors Club Gala. The sequence of the three films directed by Luka Kostil explore the enigmatic theme of immorality through the lens of art, science, and psychiatry.

In the first film famed photographer and art pioneer Oliviero Toscani states that immortality is achieved by continuous human action and always a result of the past.

By exploring their thoughts we can discover that Oliviero talks about the past, Andrew emphasizes the magnitude of the present and Wendy examines the future. These time spaces are embodied in the films by symbolic materials such as ink, sand and fire.

Immortality II/III- Andrew Feldmar https://vimeo.com/126493167

The second film features vanguard psychiatrist Andrew Feldmár, author of many success books and known for his revolutionary methods. He flashes up the concept that immortality can be found in the everlasting present moment rather than in the endless individual existence.

By exploring their thoughts we can discover that Oliviero talks about the past, Andrew emphasizes the magnitude of the present and Wendy examines the future. These time spaces are embodied in the films by symbolic materials such as ink, sand and fire.

Immortality III/III- Dr. Wendy Suzuki https://vimeo.com/126492233

In the final short film Dr. Wendy Suzuki, Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University makes the claim that emotional resonance is key for everlasting memories. Immortality for a piece of art or any memory we have may evolve if we feel a strong resonance with them.

By exploring their thoughts we can discover that Oliviero talks about the past, Andrew emphasizes the magnitude of the present and Wendy examines the future. These time spaces are embodied in the films by symbolic materials such as ink, sand and fire.

Immortality series- Behind the screens : https://vimeo.com/127010073


Director: LUKA KOSTIL

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