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Monday
Jan042016

At Home with Gordon Smith

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01. Music by JIIN.

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I recently had the privilege of visiting Gordon Smith to direct a short film about the legendary artist, captured by Fahim Kassam. At 96 years young, Gordon's passion for art and design is contagious, and a pleasure to be around. His home in West Vancouver was designed by one of his closest friends, Arthur Erickson. The space is a modest maze of vaulted ceilings and glass corridors with views of the Pacific ocean, filled with vintage mid-century furniture and an impressive collection of art and objects.

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Tuesday
Oct132015

Homme Less

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01. Directed by Thomas Wirthensohn.

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"Set to a jazz score by composers Matt McGuire and Kyle Eastwood (son of Clint), Wirthensohn’s debut feature explores some of the vast distance felt between the homeless and the housed, exposing individuals like [Mark] Reay, who is somewhere between the two. 'We talked about it a lot and he was aware of the possible impact the release of the film would have on his life,' says Wirthensohn regarding Reay’s friends and employers who were perhaps unaware of his situation. 'He assured me that he’d rather share his story and live with the consequences.'"

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Tuesday
May262015

San Siro

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01. Directed by Yuri Ancarani.

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In a beautiful look at one of football's most iconic places of worship, Yuri Ancarani provides a unique vision of the San Siro. Home to both Inter and AC Milan, the stadium is special in more than one sense and to more than one set of fans. Ancarani highlights some of the San Siro's key architectural features, and gives the viewer a sense its "magnificent grandeur" through a series of atmospheric shots and the film's slow-building use of sound.

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Monday
May182015

When the Dust Settles

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—01. Directed by James Pearson-Howes and Tim Spicer.

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Longtime Inventory contributor James Pearson-Howes makes his directorial debut, alongside Tim Spicer, with this short film on speedway racing in the UK. In spite of its past popularity, it is often seen as a working-class activity nowadays. The piece follows Lewis Bridger as he travels from his home to the track, giving us a glimpse into the lifestyle and culture surrounding a somewhat forgotten motorsport.

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Tuesday
Jan132015

My First Apartamento: Ramdane Touhami

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—01. Directed by Barbara Anastacio.

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The second instalment of Apartamento's collaboration with Nowness was released yesterday, featuring the home of Ramdane Touhami. The French-Moroccan creative takes us on a tour of his beautiful Parisian townhouse, highlighting pieces of furniture, art and decor that are especially meaningful to him and his family.

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Saturday
Dec132014

Weekend Viewing: La Primavera Negra

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Director: Esteban
Music: Summer by Max Richter
Dancer: Jackson Carroll

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Copenhagen-based photographer Esteban takes on film with a short featuring up-and-coming dancer Jackson Carroll. Set in an old fabric hall in Dusseldorf, with music by Max Richter, Carroll wears Dries Van Noten and Yohji Yamamoto for this personal piece.

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Wednesday
Oct152014

Getting There: Ed Ruscha

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—01. A film by Matthew Donaldson.

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After recently featuring Yohji Yamamoto, the 'Getting There' series by Nowness continues with Ed Ruscha. As he drives through Los Angeles the artist tells us about his daily experience with a particular pothole, a unique approach to listening to the radio, and the way he looks at the city.

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Tuesday
Dec112012

Betony Vernon by Estelle Hanania

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—01. Tuscan Marble.

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"The slopes and quarries of Tuscany’s Monte Altissimo provide a dramatic backdrop for the designer and sexual anthropologist Betony Vernon’s first foray into marble, shot by NOWNESS contributor Estelle Hanania".

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