adidas /// Marina Abramovic - Work Relations (2014)
Pal Zileri SS17 (feat. Matthew Goode)
Alexander McQueen - "Obscure Desires" (2012)
“Obscure Desires” originally premiered at the Old Selfridges Hotel in partnership with Selfridges,
in a group fashion exhibition along side films by Christopher Doyle and Michael Pitt.
STRANGE RUMBLINGS (THE ICELAND PART, 2014)
DIRECTOR / DP JOE G
DP (ICELAND) DUSTIN LYNN
NOWNESS presents MATERA ART RESIDENCY: AUSTIN LEE X GINA BEAVERS (2018)
A walk through the grounds of the rural Italian artist residency that inspired the work
of maestro filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini.
"My visit to the artist residency at Masseria Fontana di Vite was completely by chance," explains filmmaker Dustin Lynn of his new film concerning the historic country house in southern Italy and the role it plays, under the Matera residency programme, of supporting and inspiring contemporary art and artists. "I was aware of it, mainly because of the inspiration it had on poet and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini, who in turn is a substantial inspiration for myself. The film, in lingering and sun-soaked shots of house's grounds, explores the work of New York-based artists Austin Lee and Gina Beavers, who work across painting, illustration, and installation.
"Once at the residency, I found that the environment of Masseria was reflecting the palette of the artists' work, from the walls of the building's immense art studio (which were once used for drying out tobacco plants after harvest), to the runways of spare wild garden, all of the colors seemed to work with each other. Also, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the focaccia."
NOWNESS presents Corto Moltedo's Pool Party (2010)
Corto Moltedo's SOLITARIA - Teaser (2011)
A young girl's intended day of solitude at the community pool blossoms into a potential romance.
Directed by Dustin Lynn Produced by Corto Moltedo
Starring: Alicia Rountree, Corto Moltedo and Carlo Mancuso
EATON WORKSHOP (2018)
NOWNESS presents Collected Harmony (2012)
Director Harmony Korine muses on early inspirations, subconscious impulses and his evolving ideas of filmmaking in Dustin Lynn’s intimate portrait shot during The Venice Film Festival in early September. Catapulted onto the indie film scene in the mid 1990s aged just 18 after writing the screenplay for Larry Clark’s controversial Kids, Korine cemented his reputation for pushing aesthetic and narrative boundaries by directing a string of cult classics including Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy and the provocative VHS camcorder-shot horror Trash Humpers. Lynn spent the afternoon exploring Lido with the Nashville-based director ahead of the star-studded Spring Breakers world premiere in the festival's prestigious Palazzo del Cinema venue. The Florida-set, porn-pulp crime tale stars James Franco as a gun-toting gangster presiding over a bevvy of delinquent beauties including Disney Channel darlings Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens. “I'm not sure a lot of the older people in the audience understood the feeling the film was giving them,” observes Lynn. “But such is the way from one generation to the next, like Elvis's hips were the devil not too long ago.” Cinematographer Benoît Debie’s sun-blasted neon exteriors and a pulsating electronic score by Cliff Martinez accompany Korine’s derisive commentary on the American Dream, materialism and the youthful search for self. “It is a disturbingly beautiful work of art and I found myself recalling images and scenes weeks after,” notes Lynn. “It just stays with you.”
NOWNESS presents Hennessy V.S.O.P Shanghai Debut (2012)
NOWNESS Presents DIVING FOR MCQUEEN (2011)
Fashion Critic Cathy Horyn Enters the Folds of Sarah Burton's Spring 2012 McQueen Collection
The New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn meets Alexander McQueen Creative Director Sarah Burton at the label’s Paris atelier to explore the house’s intricate, marine-inspired Spring/Summer 2012 collection in Dustin Lynn’s stunning portrait film. Displaying a love and knowledge of fashion far beyond the catwalk, Horyn’s notorious studio visits define her style as a journalist, producing lyrical portraits of designers truly dedicated to the rigor of cutting and creating clothes. Before becoming head of the fashion house, Burton worked as McQueen’s right hand for 14 years. “With Sarah, it has a lot to do with the training she has had at McQueen, and just knowing what the McQueen studio had been like under Lee,” says Horyn of Burton’s qualification for the job. “It was always a place where it was about the technique and craft.” After the turmoil following McQueen's tragic suicide last year, the provocative label has returned stronger than ever with sumptuously beautiful collections, the record-breaking Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute attracting over 650,000 visitors, and Burton designing the Duchess of Cambridge’s much-lauded gown for the royal wedding.
BERNARDAUD Presents Abramović Method ~ Misfits For The Table
(LONELY DINNER FOR ONE)
CHANEL : PARIS IN ROME (2016)
If all roads lead to Rome, then which roads lead to Paris? For Chanel’s 13th Métiers d’Art show, Karl Lagerfeld took to the back lots of the famous Cinecittà film studios in Rome to show the luxury brand’s pre-fall 2016 collection. Since Lagerfeld’s reign at Chanel, his Métiers d’Art shows have become legendary: a rodeo in Dallas (Paris in Dallas), a barge in Shanghai (Paris in Shanghai), a hotel in Salzburg (Paris in Salzburg) – the list goes on. The shows aren’t just bombastic gestures of wealth; their intention is also to celebrate the artisans around the world that contribute to the work of Chanel’s collections, from lace to buttonry to embroidery. But Lagerfeld’s decision to create a vintage Parisian set on Teatro No. 5, replete with bistro tables, a boulangerie, a cinema, a metro station, three weeks after the terrorist attacks in real Paris, had a deeper, more poetic and darkly coincidental meaning. The show, planned well before the attacks, was a cinematic love letter to Paris. Lagerfeld remarked: “I wanted to create a homage to Paris. The best Paris, the most romantic Paris and to nostalgia for an idealized version of the city that never really existed.” The Cinecittà, otherwise known as Hollywood on the Tiber, was built by Benito Mussolini in 1937 in a scheme to revive the Italian film industry – later, such classics as La Dolce Vita and Satyricon were filmed there. In Dustin Lynn’s own cinematic portrait of Métiers d’Art show, set to the soundtrack of Pink Floyd and a spoken word piece by film legend Jean-Luc Godard, a modern Rome and a modern Paris clashes with a make-believe, Charles de Gaulle-era Paris. Then there are the models walking the runway, the high fashion, and the after party – just to remind us that it is all just fantasy.
PARIS - ROMECHANEL 2015/16 MÉTIERS d'ART SHOW Cinecitta, Teatro Nº5, Rome, Italy
DIRECTOR / IMAGE DUSTIN LYNN
MUSIC CHASSOL PINK FLOYD
SPOKEN WORDS JEAN LUC GODARD
GRAZIE CHANEL, KARL LAGERFELD, FEDERICO FELLINI, CINECITTA MICHEL GAUBERT and RYAN AGUILAR
FILMED ON LOCATION AT CINECITTA, ROME, ITALY and PARIS, FRANCE