Dries Van Noten

In early 2014 the studio was approached by Barney’s to help create the Madison Avenue windows in celebration of Dries Van Noten’s 25 years.  He had had seen my photography of the natural world and requested that I create a series in conversation with his archive. We chose to make a film and environment for each window on Madison Avenue.  The four films play with the compression and expansion of time and motion — a dozen species of flowers bloom and decay, the two week emergence of butterfly from chrysalis unfolds in minutes, flight patterns of birds slow to 1/ 600th of their speed, a taxonomical collection of butterfly species from around the world becomes animate.  The films were then exhibited at the Nevada Museum of Art and in Dries Van Noten Inspirations in Antwerp the following year.