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With a curated, ever-changing gallery that honors art and artist, I frequently visit VSCO and was thrilled to be featured in their weekly selects.

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Port Renfrew, BC
Heather Merenda, Port Renfrew, BC.

Heather Merenda, Port Renfrew, BC.

MELTED 얼음들


Hailing from South Korea, Akdong is a brother and sister musical duo who were pushed into the spotlight after winning the K-Pop Star 2 series in 2013. For their second title track Melted, I worked with Cassandra Surina in producing the set design for this narrative music video. The story is about how a free spirited young man goes through difficulties which involve a number of unsympathetic "icy cold" adults. The video hints at how these difficulties eventually turn the kid into an icy cold man himself, but ends with a hopeful twist. 

Red sun washes its face turning the water black,
White sky is turned grey with the clouds and the storm,
the dark crawls into your heart and you let it stay,
and stand there like the cold shadow of the night.
Ice,
If they would just melt, we would be able to come up with a brighter song.
Why do they have to be so cold?
Why are they so cold? Why are they so cold?

Directed by Dee Shin
Produced by Jacqueline Nguyen
Cinematography by Peter Hadfield
 

UNNUMBERED SPARKS


Last week I had the pleasure of shooting an incredible art installation located outside of Vancouver's Convention Centre, for Vancouver Magazine. The interactive sculpture was by Boston-based artist Janet Echelman.

Echelman builds living, breathing sculpture environments that respond to the forces of nature and become inviting focal points for civic life.

Reminiscent of a jellyfish, the mesmerizing sculpture made of soft fibers spanned 745 feet wide, making it Janet's most ambitious sculpture to date. Thanks to a collaboration with the Creative Director of Google Creative Lab, Aaron Koblin, bystanders could choreograph the lighting of the installation directly from their mobile device.

The title of the sculpture, "Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks," refers to the interactive lighting component. "It's about each one of us being able to paint the skies," says Echelman. This project embodies the infusion of art and technology, as both continuously evolve together. 

To read more about this project and view a making of video, please visit: www.unnumberedsparks.com