so you are interested in the first chapter of the xx-story ECLIPSE? Take a look at the latest LOOKBOOK to immerse yourself in the story of xx.
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FESTIVALS & AWARDS
- - Chelsea Fashion & Film Festival 2016 (Official Selection), NYC, USA
- - Fashion Film Festival 2016 (Finalist), Bosnia and Herzegovina
- - Canadian International Fashion Film Festival 2017, Calgary, Canada
Micha Elias Pichlkaster about his work: This experimental short introduces the mood and style of the collaborative (non-profit) dark-fashion & art-project XXMO//COMO. XXMO//COMO was founded in 2015 in Innsbruck, Austria and approaches fashion from unusual perspectives. The thoughtful pieces are minimalistic and multifunctional and offer individual adaption to every gender and body, size and form. The film reflects those intentions by focussing on establishing the XXMO-universe, rather than spotlighting the products themselves. Beyond that the film is a vision of a dark dystopian future, potentially resulting from capitalism, mass production and non-sustainable use of resources. Facing those challenges the body itself and therefore the protection of it, regains tremendous importance. Metaphorically the film displays the enormous significance of the equilibrium of body and mind for health and our contentment as human beings. Visualised through graphics and symbolism it tries to show the most basic function of clothing in a dark and threatening surrounding. XXMO//COMO pieces are meant as freeing and empowering armours, which function as a counterbalance to the chaos of a future dystopia. ECLIPSE marks the beginning of the XXMO-story which will be continued in the following chapter ESCAPE.
INVOLVED ARTISTS →
Direction │ Production │ Cinematography │ Postproduction Micha Elias Pichlkastner CG Planets Christopher Hosp Music │ Sounddesign Arno Deutschbauer starring Cornelia Böhnisch Alison Bernadette Long Micha Elias Pichlkastner xxmo │ como Fashion Design Amina Daschil Jasmin Hagleitner xxmo │ como graphics Jasmin Hagleitner SPECIAL THANKS Jakob Barth Daniel Hollerweger Alexander Pürringer Schmiede15 Richard Dergovics Anita Auernigg │ stylist for uy-studio.com (BERLIN) Allison Bernadette Long
Here you can find out more about the brains behind the project.
Micha Elias Pichlkastner is a filmmaker, still & motion designer and media/digital artist based in Vienna, Austria. After his studies in Multimedia Art (film and photography focus,) he lived and worked in Toronto, Canada. Among other things, his work explores the impact of machines and virtual space on human behavior and deals with subjects like the human machine interface and post-humanism. Obsessed by an immersive and technoid-style, especially in terms of audiovisual symbiosis, he develops A/V installations and performances. Alongside, he works self-employed as freelancer for a huge variety of clients. Micha Elias Pichlkastner is part of the 5haus18.at-collective (VIENNA) Cornelia Böhnisch (Tübingen, Germany) creates performances and installations. Her focus lies on Music, Movement and Aesthetics. She comes from classical music, as she studied violin, later acting before coming to dance and choreography. She currently lives and works in Vienna, Salzburg and Tokyo.
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The good news is, nontheless we haven't a fancy online-shop, we found ways to make it possible for you to order xxmo|como products. So in case you have found something in the LOOKBOOK that you would like to own, write us and we will connect you with the Designer(s) and Artist(s). You can also use this ORDER-FORM to contact us with e-mail or mail. Use the CLOTH-INDEX.PDF to find further informations. Do you want more action on your favourite product? May the THEME.PDF will help you. In case you live in Innsbruck, you are a lucky one, because we have already a stockist there. Here you can actually touch and buy the products, place your order(s) or return xxmo|como products in person: endlich*store
ABOUT THE PRODUCTS
Every xxmo|como piece is handmade with love. We want to work as eco-friendly as possible, therefore we produce only as many pieces as necessary. We have a basic-product line (which can be ordered individually) but we also offer you custom-made pieces that will - hopefully - fulfill your darkest dreams. Some of our Como-Artists also have their own business, so if you need more colorful products – feel free to browse their stores. With our project we also want to support craftspeople around the globe – they should get well-paid for their work too. Especially while they are doing projects which may have a positive impact on our society. So with your order the producer(s) (Como-Artist(s)) will be supported. We hope this will lead to a better way to pay the rents.
If you are reading this far and you are a very friendly coder with lots of time and money, PLEASE consider in doing something very nice and crazy – contact us - we need an online shop - but keep in mind: we have unfortunately no budget to pay you for that, but lot's of very happy people that will never forget what you did!