001 SEASON COLLABORATION PROJECT
The KO/L LABS Collaboration project, art directed by me, a collaboration between 2 Chinese traditional artists and 10 international young designers. The idea came during the first wave of the global pandemic, and while being stuck at home I really wanted to connect different cultures through my final project.
The final film of the project explores different worlds of our current living conditions, from virtual (2D) to the physical (3D), and anything in between. With majority of the world still caged in endless lockdowns, I wanted to explore different possibilities, and pose a question: how can we really find a virtual way to present physical items, or can we really?
Referencing our collaboration artist Shulin Wang’s artwork, KO/L LABS integrates traditional art forms in its Season 001 final imageries. Transforming flat paintings into 3D pop-up books and playing with lights like Chinese shadow plays, we would like to bring traditional art crafts into the younger generations.
Instagram & Graphic animations:
Our KO/L LABS instagram has been a scrapbook of our research and studies. Piled with research of traditional Chinese art crafts, techniques and design philosophies, our instagram page showcase the finest of ‘Made in China,’ and alter the stereotypical perception of the phrase.
POWERED BY KO/L LABS
ART DIRECTION - VIVIAN KO
COLLABORATION ARTISTS - WANG SHU LIN,HOU FU RONG
SAVVAS BY SAVVAS ALEXANDER
IRIA CHVR BY IRIA CHOVER
MAISON VC BY JORDAN COLLINS
FIA STUDIO BY KYLE HO
HUBYHU BY TIANJIA HU
M25'6MA BY MAMA MAN
ANTHONY/PRINCI LONDON BY ANTHONY PRINCI
HOIYING PUN BY HOIYING PUN
EZRA SPEARPOINT BY EZRA SPEARPOINT
TANG TSUNG CHIEN BY CHARLES TANG
JEWELLERY DESIGNER - TINEALLY JEWELLERY
FILM D.O.P - HARRY CLARK
FILM EDITOR - VIVIAN KO,HARRY CLARK
360° VIDEO D.O.P - ROZETA LAMI
PHOTOGRAPHY - PAUL PHUNG, ANNIE LAI
ANIMATION - IVAN HUNG
GRAPHIC DESIGN - VIVIAN KO
STYLIST - JACK COLLINS ASSISTED BY ANNABEL ROSS
SET DESIGN - LYDIA CHAN
HAIR STYLIST - ROGER CHO
MAKE UP ARTIST - TAMAYO YAMAMOTO
POET - CYRUS LAMPRECHT
MUSIC - DATA JAPARIDZE
ASSISTANT - NAYIM MASHHOR, MARCO FRANCESCO ORTU