Issue 002: Motion ft. Bruno Ribeiro

Issue 002: Motion ft. Bruno Ribeiro

Letter from the Curators

We are truly humbled by the incredible response we received on the publication of our first issue. The feedback has been tremendous and we’re both so grateful.

This week, we continue with the dynamism we kicked off with last week, and have Motion as our weekly theme. We invited our friend Bruno Ribeiro, a groundbreaking Parisian artist, who’s work you’ve undoubtedly seen.

In more public news, we saw the release of the Apple Vision Pro this week, and experts have been weighing in on whether they think this will be the device to finally convince the masses to adopt XR. We think the jury is still out, especially at the current price point, but it’s an important milestone for our industry regardless.

Thanks for joining us,
Lee & Dorothy


Bruno Ribeiro is a Director and a Media Artist, with over 15 years of international experience in Arts and Entertainment, currently living in Paris. His work spans from music videos, short films, monumental projections, immersive experience, live performances, and installations.

In each of his projects, he develops immersive and synesthetic ecosystems where the body, image, sound, light and stage design continually intertwine in a synchronized choreography.

We sat with Bruno to learn about his history with music and cinema, working across mediums, and how being a father has changed him as an artist.

Check out a few excerpts from our conversation about connection:

I try to make my work very visceral and physical. It doesn't need to be intense or violent, but I want it to be something that's sensorial, that to me speaks to your body, to your ears, and not necessarily to your brain.

Everything is connected and everything makes sense because inspiration is everywhere.

And we just love his perspective on our larger industry:

There are so many ways that you can create physical and digital, that it's limitless.

What if you could transform yourself into a monumental kinetic light sculpture with your voice? Bruno Ribeiro's Vibrance is an interactive art installation using the voice and human body to reveal the invisible waves of sound.

Motion Curated

If you enjoy our featured artist, here are other projects you might like:

"Variations" by artist Damien Beneteau are series of artworks that convert the intangible forces that govern our universe.

‘Whispers' was a collaboration between artists Aliya Orr and Sakchin Bessette (Light Society) that invited participants to surrender body and mind to potential transformation.

‘I Am Storm’ by Studio Drift. Visitors activate the installation as they move through the space.

Roy Nachum is the artist behind the New York based, immersive experience, Mercer Labs

"Metafold" by visual artist Can Buyukberber, is a series of kinetic digital sculptures inspired by physics, futurism, high-dimensional geometry, and organic structures.


News, tools, and launches you should know about.

The numbers are in! MSG Sphere posted $314M in revenue during its full first quarter.
Following successful runs in New York, Las Vegas, and Saudi Arabia, Arcadia Earth (a multi-room, immersive journey through Earth) is making Toronto its first permanent home.
Joseph Fowler (Head of Art & Culture at the World Economic Forum) has announced the unveiling of a solo show by Refik Anadol, entitled "Echoes of the Earth: Living Archive" from February 16th to April 7th at the Serpentine North Gallery in London.
This likely isn't the first place you're learning about Apple's long awaited release of the Apple Vision Pro last week. We were entertained by Vice's dystopian observations (even if we disagree about the Google Glass comparison).

Divergent Inspiration

We believe some of the most powerful inspiration comes when we least expect it. Each week we'll share something that has us excited, outside of our normal source of material.

Hidden Figures

I rewatched “Hidden Figures” for what must be close to the 8th time this weekend. Based on the true story of three brilliant African American women, Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson, who worked at NASA in the 1950s and '60s as "human computers", programmers and engineers - making calculations and contributions that helped launch the manned spaceflight program. If you haven't seen the movie, do yourself a favour. Truly inspiring on so many levels!


Consortium Holdings - San Diego

A bit of local flair this week: a local company named Consortium Holdings has created a series of restaurants and gathering spaces that speak to my maximalist heart. Every single one of them has an attention to detail that should be a model for all designers.

Morning Glory (pictured above) is near my home in Little Italy, San Diego, and feels like a step into a luxury midcentury modern/art deco fusion that works in the best possible way.


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