Vision is the strongest motive for creation, especially when art and fashion are about to become one. Erik Madigan Heck, who could be characterized as a specialist on this topic, after being named the youngest photographer to shoot the Neiman Marcus Art of Fashion campaign, is off to his next project: the hosting of “Seven Film Works”, in an exhibition that will take place at The Avant/Garde Diaries in Soho. Heck’s films of the past three years, are a moving image project for which he collaborated with designers as Ann Demeulemeester, A.F. Vandevorst and the composers Avro Part and Marsen Jules. The films will be projected on the windows of Soho’s project space and will undoubtedly be a though-provoking procedure as to explore the boundaries of fashion as art.
For the latest film addition,
‘The End’ is a quiet and introspective short film originally made as a gift to the Belgian fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester by friend and collaborator Erik Madigan Heck. The title is derived as a reflection on our own end, as well as the slow death of film as a medium. The film piece is made to be viewed as a continuous dream sequence, with layers of the ocean, clouds, running horses, and men, all interwoven into a disintegrating loop. The layers of film beautifully undulate in and out of consciousness, floating between barely visible film loops, where the most minute imperfections of the film disappear and reappear as layers of the dream.
Stills from “The End”.
Erik Madigan Heck’s “Seven Work Films” exhibit will open today, September 5th, at The Avant/Garde Diaries in Soho from 9pm until September 12th. The Avante/Garde Diaries, 372 Broome Street, New York