Watch Daniel Arsham's new film with James Franco
Daniel Arsham, a New York-based artist known for combining elements of architecture, performance, and sculpture in his work, premiered the second part of a film series earlier this week titled Future Relic 02. After working with Swiss Beatz and Richard Chai for the first installment of the nine-part Future Relic series, Arsham’s newest short features none other than James Franco.
The film is about the future of humanity. It begins with a man sitting on a table in a dope silver space suit designed by Milk Made favourites Public School. When he takes off his helmet, James Franco is revealed. He plays the role of a worker who "spends his days underground indexing and destroying objects from the civilization that was" (according to the New York Times’ T Magazine). We have the pleasure of watching Franco wading through glass, melting things with a blowtorch, and playing with a crystal camera.
The futuristic film features one of the conceptual artist’s gorgeous shattered glass sculptures (yes, made entirely of shattered glass) and “fictional archaeological artifacts made of crystal,” as quoted from the artist’s Instagram.
Arsham’s exhibition ‘Welcome to the Future’ will open next month in Miami, FL and we’re pretty excited for it. All nine-parts of Future Relic will be shown at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016, so expect to see a lot of Arsham in the future. But in the meantime, let’s all just enjoy nine minutes of James Franco.
Photos courtesy of daniel_arsham on instagram