OpenTAB, your curated weekly guide, keeping a close eye on breaking news and emerging visual trends in the creative arts.
The World Of Salvatore Ganacci
Bosnian-Swedish DJ Salvatore Ganacci zips up his tracksuit and obtains a green card in his latest music video for ‘Take Me To America’, sampling Bosnian avant-garde dub rock group Dubioza Kolektia. The single is from his upcoming debut album ‘Culturally Appropriate’ being released on MDLBEAST Records.
The video was co-directed by Mistre Tesfaye, Joel Nkímyá, and Ganacci himself.
Previously, Salvatore Ganacci collaborated with director Vedran Rupic and Business Club Royale to create the most memorable 'Step-Grandma' in 2021.
And in 2019, Ganacci shared a simple yet effective message in 'Horse': Don't abuse animals, or a guy riding an oversized shoe will come and punish you.
'Bad Man' Disturbed
Tristan Holmes has created a haunting first-of-its-kind promo for Disturbed’s ‘Bad Man’. The film was created in Midjourney's AI over the course of a month, and in the process generating thousands of frames before assembling them by hand.
The director describes the video as a poignant comment on the world today, inspired by the plight of the Ukrainian people and the rise of autocracy in many parts of the world.
Produced by Doomsday Entertainment and released on Reprise Records.
Tyler The Creator: Things I Love
Tyler, The Creator takes us on a tour through his personal collection of Art, Design, and Culture, including his wax vinyl (Bobbi Humphrey, D’Angelo, Stevie Wonder, Jamiroquai), Cartier watches, LV Trunks, McLaren 675LT, and library of magazines and coffee-table reads.
Made in partnership with Robb Report and produced by Happy Place.
David Hockney: Bigger & Closer
Lightroom in London invites visitors into David Hockney’s most famous works in a new immersive experience and upcoming exhibition titled ‘Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away)’.
Hockney has personally built six themed chapters spanning his life and artistic career, with the show including a commentary from Hockney and a musical score by Nico Muhly.
The exhibit is three years in the making, taking place at the new four-story Lightroom space for immersive experiences in Kings Cross in early 2023.
Welcome to Synth
Sanctus Audio provide sound, music, and technical direction to ‘Welcome to Synth’. The animated creative short serves as an introduction to the creative possibilities of synthesizers, demystifying synth wave musical creation by visualizing the process.
Made in collaboration with The Furrow and the Twenty Thousand Hertz Podcast, a podcast that tells the stories behind the world’s recognizable and interesting sounds.
Director and 3D Artist Jordan Clarke animates an Aesop-like fable about an AI that wanted to be famous, written and performed by an AI. Jordan continues to admit that some text was paraphrased and edited with liberties by humans.
The film flips the norm of what we see in the AI-driven art world today, making leaps into popular culture and trends using a traditional format of storytelling. As one video comment expresses, artificial intelligence is going to be 2023's person of the year.
Featuring music by Des Hume.