"Digital Arabesques 2014" - Image courtesy of Miguel Chevalier

Islam, Interactivity And a Drone: Chevalier and Mossessian Reunite for “Digital Arabesques”

I’m always happy to see collaborations among artists grow, and even happier when artistic projects explore different cultures and build bridges between distant worlds. That is why I got very excited about Digital Arabesques 2014. As featured in a recent article on Designboom, the latest collaboration between French digital artist Miguel Chevalier and filmmaker Claude Read more about Islam, Interactivity And a Drone: Chevalier and Mossessian Reunite for “Digital Arabesques”[…]

Actress Laura Toledo as Sarah Taylor.

Let’s Bring the “Gialli” Back. Davide Melini on his Short “Deep Shock” (Part 1)

It’s not a secret that the film business is one of the most competitive among the creative and cultural industries. So I’m always keen to support emerging filmmakers who are trying to break into it. Davide Melini is an Italian director born in Rome in 1979 and who relocated to Spain a few years ago. Read more about Let’s Bring the “Gialli” Back. Davide Melini on his Short “Deep Shock” (Part 1)[…]

Chris Marker at Whitechapel Gallery

Chris Marker: A Grin Without a Cat

“In another time I guess I would have been content with filming girls and cats. But you don’t choose your time.” Chris Marker Judging by some of the works displayed at his first UK retrospective, not to mention the title of the exhibition itself, Chris Marker really loved felines. I think the French artist and Read more about Chris Marker: A Grin Without a Cat[…]

Miguel Chevalier, "Tapis Magiques", shot by Claude Mossessian.

The Art of Immersion: Director Claude Mossessian on Filming Artists and Interactive Installations (Part. 2)

After discussing how Claude Mossessian started his career, in this second instalment of the interview with the filmmaker Prominent Monkey focuses on his work with French digital artist Miguel Chevalier. Prominent Monkey: I find your long-lasting collaboration with Miguel Chevalier particularly interesting. How did you start to work with him? Claude Mossessian: I met him Read more about The Art of Immersion: Director Claude Mossessian on Filming Artists and Interactive Installations (Part. 2)[…]

Claude Mossessian, Paradis.

The Art of Immersion: Director Claude Mossessian on Filming Artists and Interactive Installations (Part. 1)

You might have heard about his work first after The Huffington Post spread the word about one of his latest collaboration with French digital artist Miguel Chevalier, but Claude Mossessian has had a camera in his mind from a tender age. Young Claude, who is now 49 and lives in Sorède, in southern France, was Read more about The Art of Immersion: Director Claude Mossessian on Filming Artists and Interactive Installations (Part. 1)[…]