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Big Screen Plaza, New York
Aktionsart is pleased to announce the world premiere of new films by Rainer Judd and Sue de Beer produced and distributed by Aktionsart for Six Scents Series Three, an interdisciplinary collaboration between contemporary artists and fashion designers.
Each year, Six Scents Parfums invites six fashion designers to create a limited edition fragrance based around a central concept. In addition, a group of artists are invited to interpret the theme through film. Six Scents Series Three represents an exploration into the nature of childhood memories and each of the films portray the unavoidable transition from innocence to experience. Series Three features fragrances by Alexis Mabille, Mary Katrantzou, Junn.J, Rad Hourani, N.Hoolywood and Ohne Titel presented in individually numbered boxes, each containing a DVD of short films curated by Carmen Zita that includes artwork by Alia Raza, Rainer Judd, Olaf Breuning, Sue De Beer, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Heather Sommerfeld, Tim Richardson, Lucas Michael and James Widegren.
A Little Wonder, by Rainer Judd, was inspired by Martin Prechtel’s quote, "All wars are the result of a failure to grieve." This short autobiographical film explores creativity as a passageway out of an environment of conflict, as a young girl uses her imagination to escape a hostile argument between her parents. The abstract narrative concludes with the young girl drawing as the camera pans up to show the artist as the grown child.
Sue de Beer’s Untitled, began as an exploration of memories of perfume bottles resting on the bathroom sinks of favorite hotels, and plays out as an arresting image of a young woman slowly removing her clothes in a hotel room.
The artworks will be distributed on Vimeo, MUBI, Big Screen Project, a DVD included in perfume packaging and gallery installations around the world.
Six Scents Series Three will be offered in a limited quantity of 3,000 units and will be available at over 220 retailers worldwide including Opening Ceremony (New York), Seven New York (New York), Lucky Scents (Los Angeles), Liberty (London), Colette (Paris), 10 Corso Como (Seoul & Milan), and Adelaide (Tokyo) for $149.00 each.
A portion of the proceeds from Series Three will be donated to War Child. War Child works tirelessly to help children whose lives have been torn apart by conflict, providing them with the means to build a brighter future.
Carmen Zita has extensive experience working as an art advisor, an independent curator and an editor. She presently works for The Heller Group, a premier art advisory firm that specializes in advising some of the world's most prominent collectors in Post-War and Contemporary art.