Saint Laurent is my Zara.
A monochromatic, fast-paced fashion-underworld, is a perfect setting for ISL newest fashion film. Its use, of a noticeable old-school editing technique, The Kuliashov Effect. Is a mastery of audiovisual storytelling experience. It firmly connects: subject to matter and empty spaces to feelings. In order to create an emotional and an irresistible black and white fairy tale. Which, in return, thrives between the commercial and artisan realms of film-making.
As long as ropes unravel, fake rolex will travel.
Set on a remote and endless highlands of Norway “As long as ropes unravel, fake rolex will travel,” is a short monochromatic tale. Its paraphrased, misspelled and ambiguous title, originated first by a musician named Dean Blunt,for his latest music track. Even though, both the film & Dean Blunt’s song share common titles, they are in fact, two different entities. Created separately with in the climate of their respective art forms, using a different set of rules, tools and intentions. Yet, when these two pieces merged to one, they formed a new structure. Which by its own existence created a brand new narrative.
Shot and Edited by: Andy Abzah & Greg Kotler (Kasafilms.)
Clinamen – “at no fixed place or time.”
Clinamen is the Latin name Lucretius gave to the unpredictable swerve of atoms, in order to defend the atomistic doctrine of Epicurus.
According to Lucretius, the unpredictable swerve occurs “at no fixed place or time”:
When atoms move straight down through the void by their own weight, they deflect a bit in space at a quite uncertain time and in uncertain places, just enough that you could say that their motion has changed. But if they were not in the habit of swerving, they would all fall straight down through the depths of the void, like drops of rain, and no collision would occur, nor would any blow be produced among the atoms. In that case, nature would never have produced anything.
This swerving, according to Lucretius, provides the “free will which living things throughout the world have”.
Bloom defines this as “poetic misreading or misprision proper”. The author makes a swerve away from a precursor, alluding to the proposition that the original work was only precise and accurate up until a particular end; at which point, the successive author makes the corrective motion.
Short film by: Greg Kotler & Andy Abzah
Copyright © Greg Kotler & Andy Abzah Kasafilms 2017