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[April 9 2013] : art

Shy Gestures

Shy Gestures by The Avant/Garde Diaries

This film was created by the Avant/Garde Diaries and follows the work of Serbian-born artist Ana Kraš. As a student in Belgrade without the benefit of computers, she often made prototypes and designs by hand, a habit informing her practice up to the present. Kraš’s approach to design is refreshingly simple – to make user-friendly objects requiring minimal production. Approaching design this way allows her to focus on small details that add a playful twist to otherwise modest pieces. Kraš may be best known for her “Bon Bon” lamps, painstakingly made by hand, in a process that is a meditation to her. She is attracted to combinations and aesthetics not considered conventionally pretty, though you’d never see that in the final product. In her film for The Avant/Garde Diaries, Kraš takes us into the private world of her creativity, her studio, her romance, and New York City itself, the metropolis she now calls home.

Directed by Andrew Neel

Produced by Callie Barlow & Tom Davis

Director of Photography: Ethan Palmer

Sound by Michael Silvestri

Edited by Matt Burke

Music by Devendra Banhart

Additional Music by Jonn Ollsin

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