EXHIBITION
CONCEPT
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BIOGRAPHY
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VIEW WORKS
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INFORMATION
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INSTALLATION IMAGES

GARDEN OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS

TIMOTHY SACCENTI

AUG 14, 2009 – NOV 8, 2009

CONCEPT

DIESEL DENIM GALLERY AOYAMA is presenting the first solo exhibition “Garden of unearthly delights” by Timothy Saccenti. A notable new talent he has been making striking photography and music videos for Battles, Erykah Badu, and Animal Collective. In this exhibition, based on the story that Tim has been writing personally, he will create a new series of moving images and print exclusively for DIESEL DENIM GALLERY AOYAMA.

Story
A genesis story of meaning, existence and purpose, “Garden of Unearthly Delights,” follows a simple creature meandering through life in darkness, believing itself to be the only object in existence. When the creature sees a mask lying in the darkness, it gains knowledge of time and space. Experiencing a moment that is different from the last sets one event apart from the next. Sensing a figure independent from its own movement allows the creature to understand its size in relation to the world and to other things. Putting the mask on, the creature loses its blindness and sees a symbol in the sky representing purpose. The creature follows a path reminiscent of life toward the symbol in the sky. In a clearing below the light, a tree sits making an allusion to the tree of Life. In its branches hangs a strange pod: a seed of life. A pregnant creature emerges from the darkness and performs a mating ritual with the first creature. A child is born from the creature’s realization of a perfect counterpart and an affinity towards the tree and the fruit. The desire of the creatures and the need to fulfill a purpose begets the image of new life. As the child is born, the creatures become immune to gravity representing a contented resolution to their life and purpose.






BIOGRAPHY

  • Timothy Saccenti

    www.timothysaccenti.com

    Timothy Saccenti is a director and photographer living in New York City and working worldwide. His visuals evoke tension by striking a discord between the otherworldly and the familiar while mixing in a dose of humor. Using a palette of exquisite art direction, intense color, and palatial lighting, he paints his subjects as archetypes in their own worlds in a style described recently as “baroque futurism, with a precise-horror attitude”. Belongs to Partizan, a world renowned production company that represents many noted film directors such as Michel Gondry and Traktor, His recent promos have made waves in the music video world for respected artists including Battles, Animal Collective, and Jamie Lidell, earning him accolades from many outlets such as Specialten, Fader, Creative Review, Video static, and Pitchfork Media, as well as entry into multiple festivals throughout the world, including the BUG in London, the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Los Angles Film Festival. Timothy was included in Boards Magazine's 'Directors to Watch' feature in 2008. His recent videos are School of Seven Bells and Chairlift.

VIEW WORKS

Title
Garden of unearthly delights
Artist
Timothy Saccenti
Date
Aug 14, 2009 – Nov 8, 2009
Venue
DIESEL DENIM GALLERY AOYAMA 2F
Curator
Kimiko Mitani Woo / MW Company
Cooperation
Daiichi Seihan co.,ltd.
Roland DG Corporation
Thanks to
Photography / Direction - Timothy Saccenti
Executive Producer - Mathew Tucker for The Darkroom / Partizan
Production - Brian Graf
Mask Design - Commonwealth
Still shoot post production - Joe Lucchese
Matte Painting - Ram Bhat
Art Direction / props - Caroline Celis
Editor - Emanuele Crivellari
Visual Effects - Mark Szumski / Haunt
Design by Build
Audio - Bola
Audio - Flying Lotus
Sculpture design - Celis / Saccenti
Text - Steven Graf
Thanks you to Andrea Peterson, Alice Bertay, Hyon Jong Kim, Kimiko Mitani Woo
Executive Producer
Mathew Tucker for The Darkroom / Partizan

Partizan is an award-winning production company with a worldwide reputation for creative excellence. Since its launch in 1991 Partizan has become one of the world’s leading producers of content from music videos and commercials to documentaries, feature films, animation and online and branded content. The company has offices in London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Shanghai and Mumbai.

Curator
Kimiko Mitani Woo / MW Company

Independent Art Curator / Art Producer.
After a career at Wieden + Kennedy Tokyo as an account executive of Nike, Kimiko Mitani Woo follows her dreams working with“ Asian art and design”. Having worked on a few art projects such as Akasaka Art Flower 08, the artist management for Nam June Paik Art Center Opening, she established MW Company in February 2009 and started working in art producing in Tokyo and Shanghai. The main role of the company is to expose young and upcoming artists who represent a unique and non-traditional perspective of the world. By doing so, MW Company provides and encourages opportunities and development of the East Asian art scene.

INSTALLATION IMAGES

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