*******www.microcinemadvd**** "Unlike anything the fashion, art, and creative worlds have ever seen, FLY is a unique, multi-sensory journey into the fashion magazine of the future. FLY’S visionary collection of exclusive short fashion films, interviews, documentaries, and music videos are released on a limited edition DVD with a graphic silkscreen cover printed on recycled handmade packaging.
FLY’s contributors are some of the best-established and emerging talent from all creative disciplines—film, fashion, photography, design, art, and music. FLY’s current issue, “What A World, What A World” includes 22 short films with renowned artists such as Alex Cayley, Jamie Isaia, Ghukfvin, Catherine Cushman, Gray Scott, Tiziano Magni, Bruce Gilden, Elliot Erwitt, and Susan Meiselas. This issues features section pays homage to the photo agency Magnum’s 60th Anniversary. Fashion in FLY’s films come from Givenchy, Yohji Yamamoto, YSL, Sonya Rykiel, Junya Watanabe, Rick Owens, Shelly Steffee, Ann Demulemeester, Miu Miu, Kiki De Montparnasse, with music from, Van She, Cut Copy, The Presets, New Young Pony Club, Tiger Sushi and Sir Alice amongst others. Featuring Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Missy Rayder, The Ditmar Triplets, JP and Natasa V.
FLY is the first product of its kind: a limited edition, forward-thinking moving magazine, providing a new way to experience and showcase fashion, art, and music. FLY features fashion and art-inspired short films, interviews and documentaries, video installation pieces, digital art, animation, and music videos—created by established and emerging photographers, filmmakers, animators, and artists.
FLY 02 categories include Editorials, Features, Music Videos, The Loop
Domestic and hidden curiosities Directed by Cyril Guyot
Designer Yves Saint Laurent Featuring Natasa V.
America’s fascination with the automobile takes an erotic turn as a housewife leaves her domestic bliss behind to explore her hidden curiosities.
The Veil Directed by Catherine Cushman
Designer Junya Watanabe Featuring J.P
A childhood memory that recalls a mysterious woman dressed in black that wanders the street pushing a baby carriage.
The Last Shot Directed by Tiziano Magni
Designer Kiki de Montparnasse
A woman burns every last remnant of a relationship that has died.
I Got Devil Directed by Alex Antich
Designer Martin Margiella
A dark nightclub dreamscape mixes dancing and delirium in flashes of light that show how stories may lie beneath outward appearances.
String Directed by Jamie Isaia
Designer Sonia Rykiel Featuring Marina Skopkareva
In a lush open field, a woman finds a string. She follows it in a search to see where it will lead.
Waves Directed by Alex Cayley
Designer Yoji Yamamoto
Dancers from The Cedar Lake Dance Company float across the screen as if they were under water.
Please Excuse Me For Staring Directed by Stephen Blaise
Designer Miu, Miu Featuring Julia Restion Roitfeld & Todd Sines
In an exercise in futility, a lonely guy try’s speaking with a young woman eating an egg salad sandwich at a table across from him.
A Series of Missed Connections Directed by Noah David Smith
Designer Shelly Steffee
A mans point of view as he falls in love many times throughout the day.
23.98 Directed by Stephen Blaise
Designer Rick Owens
A study of unique beauty and clothing filmed at 24 frames per second.
Vacuus Numb Directed by Gray Scott
Designer Ann Demeulemeester
An ominous mysterious interaction between a man, a woman and a television set takes place in a fallout shelter.
Sleepwalking Through the Mekong Directed by filmmaker John Pirozzi
Sleepwalking Through the Mekong follows California based band Dengue Fever on their recent journey to Cambodia to perform classic 60s and 70s Cambodian rock-n-roll in the country where it was created, made popular, and very nearly destroyed.
FLY presents an edited short of this documentary
Photographer Bruce Gilden’s childhood in Brooklyn endowed him with a keen eye for observing urban behaviors and customs. The strong dynamic forms and graphic quality of his images and his unconventional confrontational style distinguish Gilden’s original vision. His work has been shown widely in museums and galleries all over the world. Gilden has received numerous grants and awards for his work including three National Endowments for the Arts fellowships (1980, 1984 and 1992), a Villa Medicis Hors les Murs (1995), New York State Foundation for the Arts Grant (1979, 1992 and 2000), the European Award for Photography (1996) and a Japan Foundation Fellowship (1999).
In 1998, Gilden became a member of Magnum.
Leaves is an experimental animation dealing with the cycles of life, technology, and human behavior. Screenings have been presented at MoMa Workspheres, Mori Museum and Virgin Cinemas. This is a short excerpt from this innovative piece.
Video Jonathan Turner
Music Jack Hazard
A short film by Patrik Andersson, inspired by his mentor, and his childhood memories growing up in Sweden watching Ingmar Bergman films.
Through film and still photographs Shirin Neshat tells stories of men and women's positions in the Muslim culture. She explores the distinctive opposites of the culture between man & woman, free & oppressed, tradition & renewal. Much of her work deals with taboo sexuality, sensuality, forbidden attractions and repressed contact between the sexes. She demonstrates the way in which gender is the deciding factor in the individual's social status. Her works concerns itself with women's marginalized position in society. She was awarded a Golden Lion at the Biennale in Venice in 1999, received the ICP Infinity Award for Art in 2002, and was named honorary professor at the Berlin Institute of Arts in 2004.
Writer/Director Christopher Romero returns to the short form with a poignant examination of the intersecting lives of strangers, each haunted by an unforgettable trauma. Filmed in and around Woodstock, NY by Frankie DeMarco, Patch stars Melissa Leo, Leo Burmester, and Deborah Harry. Original music by Adrian Romero.
The Presets - “Are You The One’ (Modular People)
The Owl - ‘I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness’
Wolfmother - ‘Woman’ (Modular/Interscope Records)
Emily Haines - ‘Dr Blind’ (Last Gang Records)
Clark - “TED’ (Warp Records)
I Love UFO - ‘Like In The Movies’ (Record Makers)
The Presets - ‘Girl And The Sea’ (Modular People)
The Loop showcases music from the record label Modular People, featuring tracks by:
That was just a dream by Cut Copy
Saturdays by Cut Copy
The Twilight by Cut Copy
Forgotten Works by Klaxons
Street Juice by MSTRKRFT
The Bomb by New Young Pony Club
Ice Cream by New Young Pony Club
Steamworks by The Presets
Down Down Down by The Presets
I Go Hard I Go Home by The Presets
Are You The One by The Presets
Girlkillsbear by Softlightes
Woman (MSTRKRFT Remix) by Wolfmother "
Each year the latest high tech toys and games are displayed side-by-side with all-time classics at the annual Toy Fair. This year, one of these icons is turning the big 4-0. To stay hot and trendy in the 22 billion dollar industry, Hot Wheels is celebrating with a major tune up.
For the first time ever, the company decided to have outside designers to create the newest Hot Wheel. The toy maker invited several major automakers to submit ideas using their brand's own essence, and at the same time, reflect their own motto of power, speed and performance in the Hot Wheels Designer's Challenge. Six automakers jumped at the opportunity to produce a commemorative design.
The design process was very similar to that of a real car, but this time there were no rules, no federal regulations, no speed limit and no limit on price. Amaury Diaz Serrano, of Chevrolet, took inspiration from both childhood memories of his own collection and the 1957 Corvette SS to design the Chevroletor. Designers from Lotus wanted their car to be instantly recognizable when creating the Lotus Concept. Other top designs included Ford's Gangster Grin, the Dodge XP-07, the Honda Racer and Mitsubishi's Double Shotz.
Produced for General Motors