By: Joseph Licata
Daniel Arsham, a New York-based artist known for his sculptural and architectural works that warp and destabilize recognizable structures and forms, released the second installment of his nine-part Future Relic series this week. After working with power houses Swiss Beatz and Richard Chai on the first installment, Arsham tapped Mr. James Franco to take the lead in his latest short.
Franco, wearing a silver suit, designed by the gentleman over at Public School, brings to life a man who is spending his long days bunkered underground rummaging through what seems to be left of a lost civilization.
The film also stars some of my favorite works by Mr. Arsham including an 80’s style mobile phone, television and a shattered glass sculpture, in addition to a slew of other objects that you’ll have to watch the film to see. All of which inhabit a space in that seems will be the character’s home for some time to come. At least for these 9 minutes anyway.
Be sure to swing by and see Daniel’s ‘Welcome to the Future’ exhibition opening in Miami, FL November 15th at Locust Projects, where you’ll be able to see many of these objects and more. and look out for more Future Relic films over the coming year as Arsham is slated to show the series at The Tribeca Film Festival in 2016.
THANK YOU DANIEL
PHOTOS COURTESY OF DANIEL ARSHAM STUDIO