Hide&Seek / Malika Favre

Hide&Seek // Hide and Seek is an optical treat by artist Malika Favre (her previous work featured on EK here). With animation done by Maki Yoshikura, music by Natural Self, compositing by Luke Carpenter, and exhibition graphics by Present Perfect.

Fronts become backs, and vice versa, while shadow and light subtly morph into one and the same. Favre’s short really goes to show you that her imagination stretches beyond the canvas. If you happen to be strolling around in London during the dates of September 6th to the 29th, 2012, go and take a gander (more info at the Kemistry Gallery).

Official press release as follows:

“Malika Favre’s HIDE AND SEEK tells the story of an intriguing and sophisticated woman travelling from one pattern to the next, hiding from the unsuspecting viewer. The woman sometimes reveals herself to us for a short moment in time, only to run away towards her next mysterious destination.

Fascinated by patterns in everyday life, urban surroundings and architecture, French born Malika Favre has put together Hide and Seek, her first solo show in London. Malika’s work is bold and minimalistic, exploring the relationship between positive and negative space.

Working within a narrative core, she always likes to play with the viewer’s imagination, “there is such beauty and intrigue in those repetitive concrete balconies, I felt like creating a series of abstract prints based on the architectural patterns that no one really notices.”

The prints on show work together as a series of optical experiments. Malika hopes “it will make people see the beauty in their everyday surroundings, leaving with a smile and feeling sightly dizzy…”

Watch, enjoy, and repeat, down below!

Hide&Seek, 2012

Malika Favre
Kemistry Gallery
Maki Yoshikura
Luke Carpenter
Natural Self
Present Perfect