We are thrilled to be chosen by Stewart Hollenstein, the firm behind this years winning bid for the $40 million library and community project, in South Sydney. Collider will join a large multi-disciplinary team involved in realising a unique and defining project for the area. Construction is due to complete in 2015.
PROJECT/ion presents URBAN DREAMS: video works by Daniel Askill, Joe Hamilton, Rafael Rozendaal, Ken Solomon on the screens of The Old Bowery Station New York May 7 -10 / 6pm to 6am.
Curated by Mark Brown and Laetitia Lina.
Collider directors Andrew Van Der Westhuyzen and Nabil Elderkin recently collaborated with writer Gregory Stern to produce an animated typographic piece for Times Square NY, Tribeca Film Festival and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
The project involved creating a number of animated pieces using selected quotes of Nelson Mandela over his lifetime. It's timed to coincide inside with Mandela's 95th birthday and is part of the 'Midnight Moment: A Digital Gallery' event. Screenings of the project will take place throughout April from 11:57pm - midnight each night.
Lead animation by Hugh Carrick-Allan at Collider with special thanks to Method studios Australia for initial animation concepting.
Photos by Ka-Man Tse - Times Square Alliance
Camilla and Marc commisioned Lorin to create a 1 minute film for their fall 13 collection entitled "Concentric Paradigm". Launched online last week via fashion megasite style.com, the film features model rose smith and creative direction by Marc Vassallo.
Daniel Askill's "Kolors" film for fashion icon Ksubi, has been announced today as one of 3 winners in the inaugural L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival - Fashion Film Series. All winning and finalist films will be screening during March with LMFF's screening partners - ACMI, Fed Square and Portable.tv.
City of Sydney has recently unveiled it's Goulburn St carpark project featuring artwork by collider designer/director Clemens Habicht. The large scale print is part of the city's plan to reinvigorate it's less attractive public spaces. The piece is entitled "Gulls" features an illustrated flock of birds.
German publisher Edition Detail features our Surry Hills Library Signage and Wayfinding project in its latest issue: Signaletik: Orientierung im Raum, a focus on signage and wayfinding in contemporary architecture around the world.
“The communications industry is the only agency possessing the capacity to convey the knowledge necessary for sustainable development to the required extent and in the timeframe we have at our disposal.”
—Lester Brown, Worldwatch Institute
Our project for global developer Lend Lease is featured in a new book by German publisher Gestalten. Cause and Effect - Visualising Sustainability is the first book to focus on how communication measures can change our behavior and make us more environmentally friendly.
Announced yesterday, When First We Were Gods, will mark Daniel's feature directorial debut. The film is based on a Rick Yancey short sci-fi story and will be adapted by Aron Eli Coleite.
The genre feature film revolves around a world in which humanity has achieved immortality, but it comes at a high price. Reflecting on the personal and societal implications of such a discovery, the project has gathered a lot of interest online and has already been marked as "one to watch".
It's our second rollercoaster ride working with the ever colourful gang at STC and this year we're very happy with where we've arrived. Look out for the STC spectrum making an appearance across Sydney in different shapes and forms. It's a huge season with something for all tastes.
Lorin Askill directed a captivating film documenting his travels across India with the Artisans of Fashion initiative. Backed by a moving score from his Father Michael, Artisans of Fashion is a breathtaking visual homage to the subcontinent, and its rich culture.
We are excited to announce our collaboration with the Australia Council on the Australian representation at the 55th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale in 2013. Working together with Sydney-based artist Simryn Gill and international curator Catherine de Zegher, Collider will visualise all the communication aspects of the exhibition including artist catalogue and identity.
Backed by a brooding and nervy soundscape composed by Daniel’s father Michael, the film collides pop culture, terrorism and the ideology of contemporary rituals. The hypnotic slow-motion dance routine of a Michael Jackson figure is shattered when a Boeing 747 enters the frame.
As is typical of Askill’s work, the affect of this piece is immediate and accessible yet it welcomes deeper and more abstract readings.
Daniel caught up with Dazed Digital to discuss the project, amongst other things.
Collider's Lorin Askill has won a highly coveted Young Director Award. Lorin's web film Epic Fail, produced for DVV insurance, was acclaimed as the best in the non-Europe category last Wednesday in front of a full house at the Espace Mirimar in Cannes.
The film, which beautifully exposes the tragic attempt of a middle-aged insurance broker to make the grade with some youths, combines aesthetic and narrative superbly, a feat achieved by few web films in their plight to be more than a commercial.
The award marks Lorin's rise as a director on an international stage.
Occurring every two years, as its title commands, the Biennale is Australia's largest and most exciting visual arts event and is the fourth oldest biennale in the world (trailing Venice, Sao Paulo and Documenta). The three month festival is scattered across the water's edge where Sydneysiders can see the seventeen groundbreaking exhibitions as well as a program of artist talks, performances, forums, film screenings, family events, guided tours and other special events, all free to the public.
Collider was engaged by the Biennale to visualise the complete campaign for 2012. Our role as creative partner has involved the concept and development of the visual brand as well as design and direction of the BOS18 book, visitor guides, website, merchandise, street advertising and a number of other printed pieces which will surface over the course of the festival.
Daniel has been nominated in the 2012 Vimeo Festival & Awards for his film 'Kolors', made with Ksubi last year.
Shortlisted in the fashion category, the film will be review by a world-renowned panel of judges including Nick Knight, Humberto Leon, and Nicola Formichetti. The winning films will be unveiled at the Vimeo Awards show in New York on June 7.
You can vote for Daniel's short film 'Kolors' at the Vimeo website until April 30.
Collider has been featured in Object Magazine. The voice of Object Gallery, a great organisation doing lots to bring commercial and critical support to different design disciplines in Australia, launches its 62nd issue.
Collider has been working with the great folks at Sydney Opera House to create the new 2012 VIVID campaign image and film. We're looking forward to seeing the campaign unfold in the coming weeks.
A thought-provoking discussion about the intersection of art and design. Speakers include Trent Jansen (designer) and Liane Rossler (designer), Andrew van der Westhuyzen & Daniel Askill (co-directors of Collider).
7 March / 6 - 7.30 pm / Object Gallery, Sydney
We are pleased to announce that Australian born, US based director/photographer Nabil Elderkin has signed with Collider for Australian representation.
Nabil has created visuals on a variety of media platforms and has worked with a range of international clients including Nike, Kanye West, Heidi Klum, Coca Cola and Oxfam.
Daniel's collaboration with Nick Zinner (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) titled 41 Strings will be premiering on 22 January at Sydney Opera House as a part of Sydney Festival 2012.
We're very excited to have played a part in visualising Sydney Theatre Company's 2012 Season. Months of working closely with artistic directors Andrew Upton and Cate Blanchett and the team at Sydney Theatre Company culminated in the season launch tonight. Featuring commissioned work by Ben Quilty, Jonathan Zawada, Tim Richardson, Edwina White, Kareena Zerefos and many more. The 2012 Season material captures all the diversity, energy and passion of the Sydney Theatre Company Main Stage season.
Opening next Tuesday, September 27, 7-9pm at Prism in Los Angeles
Also opening on the same night is David LaChapelle's NEGATIVE CURRENCY
As part of its ongoing commitment to contemporary art, Gallery A.S. will present Motion / Pictures in an iconic monument in the heart of Surry Hills, the once headquarters for Paramount Pictures in Australia.
Collider's own Daniel Askill will exhibit work along side various other international and local talent.
Cnr Commonwealth St & Hunt St, Surry Hills
Opening Event: Thursday August 25th 6-9pm
Exhibition continues till Saturday 10th September
If you like type, check out A Type Of Show typography exhibition in Sydney. Andrew van der Westhuyzen from Collider is part of a great line up of interesting designers and illustrators from Australia and around the world.
We just won the business to deliver a revitalised Brand ID and Season 2012 campaign for Sydney Theatre Company.
STC has experienced unprecedented growth since the appointment of husband and wife team - Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton – as joint Artistic Directors in 2008. The 2012 season is sure to continue the trend.
It's incredibly exciting, we look forward to being more absorbed in the wonderful world of theatre!