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NOWNESS: JR Discusses His Art Projects

Filmmaker Matt Black’s latest in-depth documentary portrait comes on assignment for NOWNESS and focuses on the worldwide acclaim artist JR has received for his global photo project. Having grown up in the suburbs of Paris, JR first began his foray in...

NOWNESS: Danny Bowien on Mission Chinese, the Secrets of Chinatown and Sichuan Cuisine

Chef and co-founder of Mission Chinese, Danny Bowien, was the recent visual recipient of the ongoing exploration of various innovators by NOWNESS. The film by Jordan Bahat finds the James Beard finalist speaking about numerous influences that contrib...

Rick Rubin Talks Music and Spirituality

The latest edition of NOWNESS details how Rick Rubin, famed producer et al., experiences his own personal spirituality. Rubin, who has been subtly (that is, outside of the media lens) spiritual for some time now, discusses how it relates to music, ar...

NOWNESS: KAWS Companion at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

NOWNESS released a profound, albeit short film documenting KAWS’ Companion at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The piece, which was directed by Jake Sumner, adds to the discussion of the effect KAWS’ character might have had on p...

NOWNESS: Larry Clark’s ‘Marfa Girl’

Cinematic provocateur Larry Clark delves into the making of Marfa Girl – his first feature in seven years and the winner of the Marco Aurelio Award for Best Film at the Rome Film Festival as part of a NOWNESS exploration. The film focuses on a...

NOWNESS: Lil Buck Displays His Gravity-Defying Dance Moves

In director Jacob Sutton’s latest film for NOWNESS, famed American dancer Lil Buck performs a series of maneuvers that makes the viewer question the rules of gravity. Having performed avant-garde arrangements in the past with the likes of Spike...

NOWNESS: The LA Launch of David Lynch’s Dom Perignon Bottle

Paying homage to the artist’s visual motifs and heavily inspired by the surrealist aesthetic of psychological thriller Mulholland Drive (2001), filmmaker Luke Gilford presents this short film in honor of the newly designed Dom Perignon champagn...

NOWNESS: Riding Shotgun with Roy Choi

Known to many as a founding partner of the incredibly popular Korean BBQ food truck empire Kogi BBQ, Korean-American chef Roy Choi has elevated the notion of “to-go” by offering high quality eats at the best possible prices, thus garnerin...

NOWNESS: Tom Dixon’s Design Talks

The latest video from NOWNESS experts Carlo Lavagna and Roberto De Paolis arrives with a series of conversations between industrial designer Tom Dixon and the likes of Lee Broom, La Chance and Noé Duchaufour Lawrence. Taking place at the recent Milan...

Black Gold: Mote Caviar

NOWNESS and photographer Mark Mahaney have taken a fresh look at the process of a sustainable Siberian sturgeon caviar harvest at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida. This caviar fetches top dollar at three Michelin-starred restaurants al...

NOWNESS: Frédéric Malle – Perfume Publisher

NOWNESS and photographer Geordie Wood captures celebrated perfumer Frédéric Malle evaluating ingredients in his lab at the International Fragrance and Flavors headquarters in New York. Growing up in Paris, where his grandfather Serge Heftler-Louiche...

A Video About Cai Guo Qiang’s Art Using Gunpowder and Explosives

Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang paints on a massive floor canvas with an explosive brush. He is a master in the art of complex pyrotechnic displays, using gunpowder and explosives to mesmerize his audiences and create spectacular installations in the re...

NOWNESS: Jacob Sutton’s L.E.D. Surfer

Fashion photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton set out to create the powerful imagery of a lone light source surfing through the darkness. In his vision, the surfing would instead be on the powdery slopes of Tignes, in the French Alps. Costume desig...

NOWNESS: Peter Gilmore – Reef Dish

Multimedia artists Natasha Subramaniam and Alisa Lapidus’s enchanting short created with NOWNESS captures chef Peter Gilmore explaining how his “Reef” dish was inspired by the colorful splendor of the Australian coral wonder. Known for the artful, na...

NOWNESS: Damien Hirst – On the Spot

Upon recently sitting down with world-renowned artist Damien Hirst, filmmaker Matt Black and NOWNESS were fortunate enough to delve inside the mind of the British painter regarding his infamous spot paintings. Just as any individual, and more specifi...