Studio Wieki Somers – Freezing Time
“Silence, but perhaps also stillness are common in what we do. It’s kind of a hectic life that we live. Travelling so much. Being online constantly. I really do think there’s a need for stillness.”
This is Wieki Somers’ Life Story.
Studio Wieki Somers was established in 2003 by Wieki Somers and Dylan van den Berg, who both studied at Design Academy Eindhoven in the late 1990s. The studio focusses on providing an enlightened reading of the everyday environment. The studio’s oeuvre distinguishes itself by a sensitivity to materials, technological ingenuity and fantasy. The studio works for a great variety of international clients, such as, Alexander McQueen, Arita, Hermès, Kvadrat and Galerie Kreo in Paris.
Over two months, The Hour Glass has premiered a series of short films on nine of the world’s leading contemporary artists and independent watchmakers. Featuring: Maximilian Büsser (MB&F), Sir David Adjaye OBE RA (Adjaye Associates), Rexhep Rexhepi (Akrivia), Daniel Arsham, Wieki Somers (Studio Wieki Somers), Roger W. Smith, Marc Newson, Oki Sato (nendo), Felix Baumgartner & Martin Frei (URWERK). Commissioned by The Hour Glass, these portraits profile the journey of these cultural wunderkinds and document their dedication to their craft.
- Production: Colonel
- Director: Greenwood
- Cinematographer: Fabrice Parent
- Camera Assistant: Jesper Rey
- Sound: Lucas Colle
- Edit: Frederik Vandewalle
- Sound edit: Gregory Caron
- Grading: Kene Illegems