A four-part curated series between Vestoj and VNIVRS that examines the parallel visual elements that emerge across creative practice and our experience.
Water – in its vast eternity – reaches the infinite within us, connecting the single entity into a whole. One drop within a body of water expands to the entirety of the sea; birth, flooding, drowning.
While the desert is often a source of inspiration for film and art, it delivers other creators back to a place in their memory too, fuelling a desire to create a sensory experience from this context.
Fog is a visual spectacle brought about by natural and man-made forces alike, bridging the gap between dream and reality. Appearing through incense in religious rituals, from Ancient Egyptian culture to Judaism and Christianity, there are inherent healing and transformative qualities in the vision of fog, offering a cleansing space through its rejuvenating properties.
Nature continues to fascinate us: we observe in awe from a distance its potential for violence and physicality. Impressed and over-powered by fear and respect for this great and unknown, we try to imitate and re-create these forces, or domesticate them to a scale we can control.
In the final instalment in the series of forces in art, theatre and fashion we turn our attention to the phenomenon of the ‘explosion’. In opposition to water – the origin of earth, fire is its antagonist, with a force to destroy and to leave an empty surface where there once was life.