Deitch Studios, 4-40 44th Drive, Long Island City, Queens
On March 13, 2008, Deitch Projects and Ghost Robot presented Bjork’s newest video, Wanderlust, directed by Encyclopedia Pictura. The video was presented in 3D. This exclusive premiere also included a behind-the-scenes look at how this complex 3D music video was achieved.
The video elaborated the fourth single off Bjork’s latest album Volta into a mythical stereoscopic trip through an immersive mountain landscape. As a nomadic primitive, Bjork was mysteriously possessed to shepherd a herd of giant yaks down a treacherous river - drawn forward by a transcendental force which was both real and imagined. Along the way, Bjork faced an absurd physical struggle with a second self which had sprouted from her backpack.
Large scale mechanical puppets, detailed costumes, original concept paintings and sculptures, and behind the scenes 3d photography were displayed along with the video.
The event was the culmination of nine months of work on a project which shot at Deitch Studios. Based on what Encyclopedia Pictura described as “hand-drawn conceptual art,” the video was shot with a custom-made stereoscopic camera rig using a mixture of live action, puppets, scale models, and computer-generated animation. It was shown using 3D projection, and special glasses were provided for viewers.
Encyclopedia Pictura is Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch, a directing duo from San Francisco. Their previous videos for Grizzly Bear, Seventeen Evergreen, and Zion I established a distinct visual aesthetic, which has garnered them significant praise within the music video industry. This was their first gallery project. Deitch Studios was located on the bank of the East River on 44th Drive in Long Island City.
March 8 - 11, 2018
We will present a special solo project by the artist JR.
Image: JR, Migrants, Walking New York City, 2015
April - May 2018
18 Wooster Street
76 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
Monday – Friday
10 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday – Saturday
Noon – 6 PM
The gallery reopens with People in April 2018.
+1 (212) 343-7300
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