May 7, 2011

ann demeulemeester


A short film by Erik Madigan Heck

On the occasion of Ann Demeulemeester Men's Fall Winter 2011-2012 Show, Paris
With an original score by Marsen Jules

In an exclusive collaboration with Nomenus Quarterly and A Magazine


Following in the footsteps of contemporary artists such as Tacita Dean, TJ Wilcox, and Matthew Buckingham, Erik Madigan Heck explores the physical implications of film and it's narrative possibilities in an ever expanding digital age.  For his ongoing project Nomenus Quarterly, Erik revisits physical mediums for the intention of the final result only being displayed digitally.

In this short observational film, Heck observes the preparation of the models before their runway appearances at Ann Demeulemeester's Fall 2011 show. Layers of Super 8mm film overlap and dissolve into one another - an echo of the delicate manes of horsehair Ann wove into the boy's fringes. The focus of the quiet and haunting film lies in the details of the faces of the men, and conversations that are replaced by composer Marsen Jules' atmospheric soundscape.

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