Building upon the desire to explore the myriad, fractal reflections of art into life and vice versa, KENZO’s creative directors Carol Lim & Humberto Leon enlisted directors Partel Oliva and web/3D designers Kim Boutin and David Broner (DVDTKM).
The result of their collaboration is an interactive 3D and video experience available online at www.kenzo.com/fall2014. It features music by Fatima Al Qadiri.
Over the course of a few nights before the opening of Grace To The Nth Power, a solo show inspired by Sudanese-American model Grace Bol, all but one of the artworks are stolen from the gallery. Still, the exhibition opens, with the missing pieces replaced by videos showing the thieves at work. Visitors are admitted one by one into the darkened gallery, to witness the unmaking of the old show and the making of the new.
The gallery exists online on a dedicated website, as a 3D space the user navigates using their mobile device which is tethered to the site. The story is deployed recursively on many levels, across the WebGL 3D site, the artworks, the videos.
Grace Bol plays herself and Sang Woo Kim plays her accomplice.
A dedicated gallery shop has been created for visitors who wish to purchase garments seen in the videos: www.kenzo.com/fall2014/#shop
The videos and artworks will be displayed during a dedicated exhibition running from September 24h – 26th at Galerie 12Mail / Red Bull Space, 12 rue du Mail, Paris.