For Spring 2017, Études has invited artist Colin Snapp to
conceptualize and produce a short film to announce the
arrival of their latest collection.
The brand’s tenth collection bases itself around the desire
to retreat into the undefined landscape, allowing time for
exploration, and discovering the place where the urban and rural coexist peacefully: where the sidewalk meets the grass.
Similar parallels can be observed in Snapp’s work. Often
addressing the notion of tourism and the documentation of
traveling as act, Colin manipulates the viewer’s perspective
through a thoughtful conceptual process. Using glass lens
filters and a practice known as re-photography, Snapp (who has previously collaborated on two publications with Études Books) creates a series of dualistic imagery that is both simultaneously static and in motion.
In his evocative short film, shot on location in Los Angeles
and featuring an original soundtrack by Jean Benoît Dunckel (member of the French duo Air) the artist creates a half-waking world of uncertainties and sharp contrasts. Snapp’s piece serves to echo the Spring collection’s central ethos of exploration and the notion of defining a “new geography.”
Colin Snapp (b. 1982 Lopez Island WA, USA) Lives and works between Berlin and New York. Filmed January 2017 in Los Angeles, California
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