Wednesday, October 3, 2018

After 3 month...

It's been 3 months since the last post, but I just do not have the time to write. Here’s a summary of the last three months. I needed a moment of breath after a continuous, long-term process: concept-shooting-editing-music. I got to the point when I felt like having a shortness of breath.

I must also mention that it took some time to prepare two new performances by SUKA OFF (WHITE ROOM + DEEP RED remix and tranSfera7), but here is not the place for it.

We have focused more on testing new formal and narrative solutions. As I mentioned in my earlier post, we return to develop glitch techniques in a collision with the body.
There were some not-so-successful tests with a narrative 2D scan, more tests are needed. Unfortunately it’s impossible to do with only two people on set (the same 3D scan). 
We got stuck for now, the human factor is unfortunately irreplaceable.


On the other hand, the technical development of our video equipment finally allowed us to test simultaneous recording using 4 cctv cameras (6 in total).



You will see the final effects in late autumn.

Two IF movies were created. One of them, BLACKOUT,  you can see on IF website (trailer is in the SAMPLES section). The second one, RECYCLER, is a work ordered by our collector and just like the movie "La Derniere Lecon" the fate of its public presentation lies in the collector’s hands.

We have also shot material for our next film LAST PARTY, referring to our old production WHITE FLESH in which the action takes place in a techno club.




On the website you will also find 7 new galleries. Sylvia presents her great solo cycle SKETCHES (XX, XXI), which from a classical performative action became a sexual costume laboratory. The lighter form of it you can find on her personal project page HERLOVELYGORE.




DEEP BLUE I / II is a draft for a project I wrote about earlier (4 cameras, industrial) and which will also aesthetically refer to what you have seen in the BLUE SUNSHINE session, i.e. the admixture of cyberpunk elements.




BLACK OBJECT is a simple story and work with a minimalist form. The images are stills from our next film for a collector.



After the BLACK OBJECT session, we've done a stylistically similar, but more extensive, BLACK CHAMBER session, from which the gallery will be released later this month.



DIRTY CITY and THE WITCH were created during our July stay in Berlin thanks to the support of CYBERESQUE.




Ultimately, these two sessions will be combined in a rather backbreaking way in one film.   

But back to the movies.

BLACKOUT is a bit of a return to the road movie narrative that appeared in our FLOORS series. This time we go down, together with the heroine (in this role again the amazing Delta Venus). We are entering the area of something that is dirty and unpleasant (at first glance). In the emptiness of darkness, however, the some form of matter lurks. Darkness sharpens all senses, we feel it more intensely. That's why we’ve decided to show something more "dirty", a scene of anal sex and violence. Formally it refers to por/n/oise and the BLACK ROOM cycle. Darkness in BLACKOUT penetrates every corner of the body and does not cause a sense of comfort. Also for the viewer. It may sound trivial, but is not fear of darkness trivial?




Basement spaces have already appeared earlier (old work WHITE BLOOD, one of the parts of POSSESSION, PUPPENHAUS photo cycle). It would be interesting to make something longer, for example, wandering around the next cellar cells. Unfortunately the conditions prevailing in these spaces have strongly affected our already worn-out equipment.


RECYCLER is a short story in post-apo aesthetics that we always wanted to shoot (as fans of gas masks). Everytime we saw an interesting post-industrial space, it seemed too infantile to shoot sex in the surrounding of old pipes, machines and dust, without some overarching history.

In the end, we found an interesting place that allowed us to create a narrative closer to the urban vision of post-apo than to the classic picture of the decaying industry. Of course, permanent aesthetic elements remain unchanged.


Information on external projects.

We have finished (in the production sense) our work on the publication of a DVD with full visuals for the band MEDICO PESTE




The release date has not yet been scheduled.





The release date has not yet been scheduled.

The film for Leonard Wong is still at the stage of editing. I am struggling with the selection of appropriate narrative effects. Contrary to what I thought before, the project turns out to be more labor-intensive and complex than, for example, the previous ALCHEMY. Advice. Making fashion films based on a clear narrative and in the s-f convention without a proper hardware back end is quite a risky undertaking.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

LAST RESURRECTION now online

As I mentioned earlier when writing about HOLY LUST, we come back with two new sessions using the same scenographic elements and characters.

The materials from the first photo gallery titled FRAGILE OBJECT will be used in the future for a short video appendix to LAST RESURRECTION.


The film material is very ascetic, the relations between the characters are quite unambiguous.
It was a somewhat aesthetic experiment of the new spatial layout.
A vertical arrangement of the main figure’s body. The participation of our friend with whom we have previously collaborated on PATIENT ZERO, as well as the still-unfinished part of the ADORATION cycle, combined once again the medical and sacral aesthetics.

This is how a new concept emerged worth developing and expanding in the context of body dynamics. The film is less stylized in post-production than, for example, HOLY LUST, or ADORATION mainly due to the use of a CCTV camera, with which color effects don’t work well.

For the second time we also had (previously METAMORPHOSIS photo session) the pleasure to cooperate with Delta Wenus, who represents an incredibly characteristic and strong visual value.
According to me, shown in these two realizations still in a very small degree.

I think that the formula you will see has probably been maximally used at the moment, at least in the space we have. In the near future, we will return to the aesthetics of tech and industrial, black costumes, analog glitch mixed with digital and 3D scanning.

Excerpts of the video's soundtrack:

Sunday, May 13, 2018

WHAT'S NEW?

The long break in updating our blog was caused by the accumulation of projects that we either had to finish or only just started. As part of IF, there are also productions closely related to fashion. Among others we are once again producing a fashion film for Leonard Wong, which we shot last month in China.


Our activity can be followed on the following pages: tumbler, facebook and instagram.

In addition to two new films (since the last entry), there are several hundreds of photos from new projects, referring to older cycles as well as experimenting with new forms and spaces.



The last two films were made of footage, which was only intended to create conceptual galleries.

The first one, HOLY LUST, refers to the aesthetics of the ADORATION cycle. We decided to get even closer to sacral imaging, but abandoned the unambiguous symbolism (crosses, official clothes, specific saints). As I mentioned, the material was not intended for film narration, so it was quite a challenge to construct a visually interesting story. Certainly after we finish the last part of ADORATION, or at the earliest opportunity to collaborate with other people, we will come back to this subject, this time with the intention of making a video.


A similar story is related to the creation of POR/N/OISE 07. The material was made quite spontaneously last year during our stay in the USA. We simply had to take advantage of the circumstances of nature in which we found ourselves. We assumed that maybe something interesting would come out of it. It’s kind of our variation on slasher movie. The material was a bit too homogenous for a photo story, but was great for an experiment with form which we adopted in the cycle por/n/oise. If in the future we find ourselves in similar circumstances, we can do something more extensive.

Monday, February 26, 2018

BLACK ROOM II - new video online


We have just published another part of the BLACK ROOM cycle.

This series is made in the convention of por/n/oise (a lot of vhs glitch and music synchronized with it). The action takes place each time in the same space of the black room.

The Spider / dominator flays his victim in a recurring cycle. Over time the original process of destruction and domination turns out to be a preparation for the next session. The history creates a mythological narrative about endless work and a recurring cycle of changes.

The narrative sketch for this film can be found in the photo gallery.

Monday, February 5, 2018

EXHIBITION PRINTS ON SALE!


Last year in December, INSIDE FLESH has exhibited 4 photographs at Vanilla Gallery in Tokyo, among artist like Hans Bellmer. More details about the exhibition HERE.

The exact prints that were exhibited there, are now on sale in our store, so there's only 1 of each. They are in immaculate condition and signed. The format is 40cm x 40cm (16" x 16").

You can buy them in our STORE.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

PATIENT ZERO / full video now online !

I’ve just finished editing my new film PATIENT ZERO.

The history of its formation, however, is very long. 



I took the first photos in 2015, two subsequent sessions in intervals of a few months in 2016. Ultimately, I planned to make two separate films. I kept finding/receiving new props and costumes. First the leather harness by Rapture of Senses, then the Crepyyeha underwear. On the one hand, they became a challenge to find an interesting project in which they could be used. On the other hand, they perfectly complemented our collection of orthoses and corsets. For a year, however, there were too many projects and commitments to return to work on this film.

In total, the movie consists of three sequences recorded at different times. There is no classic, linear narrative. Formally, it resembles works from the POSSESSIONS cycle.

Due to the use of old medical items, the film itself aesthetically refers to documentary records made during medical experiments. It's a kind of loose notebook, during which the characters of patients and nurses become fluid.

I"m returning to the concept of a narrative loop, but this applies only to the situation the characters are being subjected to, not to the whole story.




Sunday, December 31, 2017

Year 2017 in numbers.

Summary:
49 new INSIDE FLESH projects (41 published photo sets, 1 fashion film + visuals for
a fashion show, 6 short films, 45 minutes of original film materials for a live concert).

In addition, three archival INSIDE FLESH videos have been published.
There were 6 performances (as SUKA OFF).
IF's works have been presented at two collective exhibitions.
Unfortunately, some of the projects planned to be finished this year, had to be moved to the next one.
A big thank you to the long list of people from around the world who supported us this year, took part in our projects and helped us present them.



Thursday, November 30, 2017

SILVER AGE DVD

It's been a while since we released our last DVD and we really feel it's time for a new one.

We’d like it to be SILVER AGE – the triptych we are currently working on.
Two of its parts are already on our website. The last one is in post-production.
You can read more about the project HERE.

What’s slowing us down is our limited budget. You can help us by supporting IF via Patreon.
We've just set a finacial goal to complete this project.

If you reach our goal on Patreon, we will finish the triptych and publish it on a DVD together with full photo galleries from all SILVER AGE sessions.
Apart from a regular edition, there will be also a limited (30 copies) “Silver Edition” in a metal box with 3 signed photos (1 from each part).




 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

PUPPENHAUS BOX

We present a photobook consisting of 20 photos from the PUPPENHAUS session.
The works were made in 2016 in Katowice, the city where we work and where Hans Bellmer
(who is the direct inspiration for this project) was born.
PUPPENHAUS photo series was presented in a solo exhibition in 2016 at ZIKKAI Bar in Tokyo.

Pictures in 15.1 "x 15.1" / 13 x 13 cm format printed on EPSON SURELAB PRO S PAPER LUSTER (SEMIMATTE). Limited edition of 10 pieces. Signed by the author.

You can purchase your copy of PUPPENHAUS BOX in IF store.




http://insideflesh.tumblr.com/post/166754329081/puppenhaus-photobook-more-info-here

Saturday, August 19, 2017

SILVER AGE / part III online

You can find on IF website the last part of the SILVER AGE cycle.

You can read about the whole project in an earlier post. In our photo gallery there will soon be more photographic concept sketches related to this series, with invited guests.
The sacred theme itself will eventually be closed this year.
We continue exploring it in the HOLY LUST session, where more direct references to sacredness are blending with elements of S&M aesthetics.


THE FINAL ADORATION production work (stage design, costumes, camera setting, editing, post production, music) was done by one person. After the shooting, the post-production process took about 1 month.
Performing are: Sarah Kershaw and Sylvia L.

You can support and accelerate the production of new IF works while also gaining access to the INSIDE FLESH video and photo database via IF Patreon.