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Issey Miyake Reimagined as a Nocturne

I recently “entered” the Midjourney chat room. Midjourney is a image generative AI that is triggered by text prompts, and is what every art director in the universe has been dreaming of. My initial interest was its application as a storyboard, but in general its propensity of alchemy is well, intoxicating…The beauty of this generative AI is the unexpected beasts derived from ...

Ms. Crawford Wears Rei Kawakubo

Having a generative AI tool breeds all kinds of mischief, there is no limit to the chimeras made manifest. This is how I found myself imagining the mighty Joan Crawford paired with the might Rei Kawakubo. Of course, Midjourney can’t be counted on to give you what you exactly want, but if you allow for dialogue with the AI, a curious and rewarding space opens up. And this is how we find ...

Wodaabe Gentlemen of the Heian Period

Juxtaposition (and generative AI) allows this to exist. An alchemy of Wodaabe beauty, birds of paradise, orchid mantises, and Japanese mezzotint.

I’m Recapping the Future

My most recent gig with ETH Zurich is recapping the Global Lectures Series. The series is a platform for global thinkers to propel their ideas in conversations around contemporary issues. Topics range from the status of gender politics to geopolitics to future robotics. Hosted by ETH Zurich’s head of Foresight, Chris Luebkemann, the conversation typically lasts an hour, and engages two ...

Geoscope II: Worlds at Venice Biennial

I created this teaser for Geoscope II: Worlds, a rethink of Buckminster Fuller’s iconic structures, featured at Biennale Architettura 2021  in Venice. Curated by Daniel Lopéz-Peréz and Jesse Reiser (RUR Architecture), the inflatable sphere showcases an international cast of contemporary thinkers “inside and outside architecture, ranging from Pritzker Prize winning architect ...

Moonlight

Video I created for ‘Moonlight” , performed by Svetlana on her album, “Night at the Movies”.

THE HUMAN VALVE II

My Valentine’s day piece for FZ. This is the “Genet” version: “My heart’s in my hand, and my hand is pierced, and my hand’s in the bag, and the bag is shut, and my heart is caught.” ― Jean Genet, Our Lady of the Flowers The Human Valve, find yours this Valentine’s Day. Created by Onome Ekeh for Futurezoo Music: “Speak To Me / Breathe ((In The ...

Voyage Voyage

Music video for "Voyage Voyage" by Eliane Amherd Directed, cut, and shaped by Onome Ekeh / Futurezoo