The Day for Night festival kicks off this Saturday, December 17th. While filming an upcoming Arts InSight episode for TV 8 today, Houston Public Media got a preview of the “Festival of the Future,” which combines music and art to create a one-of-a-kind audiovisual experience. Here’s a taste of what you can expect to see at the artfully transformed Barbara Jordan Post Office at 401 Franklin Street this weekend.
One of DFN’s featured artists is Shoplifter (aka, Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir) who is an Icelandic artist living and working in New York. Her mixed media works comment on vanity, self-image and “the history of our obsession with hair and how it is an ongoing manifestation of creativity in contemporary culture.” In fact, hair – both human and synthetic – is one of her go-to materials. Shoplifter has been commissioned by Björk, MoMA, and other luminaries. See some of her work from DFN in the photo gallery below.
Michael Fullman of VT Pro Design creates experiences. He’s created work for brands like Google, and artists such as Linkin Park. Michael is the Creative Director for VT Pro design, a creative design company. See some of what you can expect from Fullman and VT Pro here.
And check out artist Robert Seidel’s work in the gallery below as well. Seidel is an experimental filmmaker and installation artist whose award-winning work has been shown at galleries and museums around the world. He first studied biology, but completed his degree in media design. Those dual interests are evident in his work.