the WORLD PREMEIRE screening of

Featuring the fashion photography of Kiino Villand,
set in motion + visually remixed by Christopher Kirk of mindbomb films.

A survey of Kiino Villand's world class fashion photography spanning several continents & decades
is sliced, diced & fed through motion graphics artist Christopher Kirk's agitprop grinder resulting
in a provocative & lush chromaclash of juxtaposing textures. This kaleidoscopic visual journey pushes
the boundaries of the ever evolving realm of image presentation. Utilising advanced motion design techniques
by entwining abstract text and graphic design with elegant imagery, Stylexia provides a stimulating glimpse
of current strains in digital art exploration.

A + co-production.

Presented by Flux

Cooper Design Space (Lobby)
860 South Los Angeles St (corner of 9th St.)
Downtown Los Angeles 90014

Thursday June 11th, 8:00 PM

Join us for complimentary drinks.

RSVP: rsvp [at] kiinovilland [dot] com

Further information or questions: studio [at] kiinovilland [dot] com

The images are from Cannes, New York, California & several points in between. The photographer is Los Angeles based Kiino Villand. The results encompass a wide gamut of personalities & evoke a colorful range of emotions.

An American of Estonian descent, commissions from magazines, record labels, ad agencies & clothing designers have him traveling the globe creating esteemed images of the cultural cognoscenti. A recent project involved his documenting the creative process of Adriano Goldschmied (of Goldsign Jeans/co-founder of Diesel) for a Hammer Museum (Los Angeles) panel discussion on fashion, hosted by Sally Singer of Vogue. Villand's photography has appeared in publications such as Anthem, V-Life, i-D, Res, Tokion, Elle, W, Entertainment Weekly & Emmy Magazine. Other clients include DC Shoes, Interscope, Ogilvy & Mather (LA), Smirnoff, Activision (Guitar Hero) and Simon & Schuster.

Eager to set his still images in motion, he's begun directing music videos and documentaries via his umbrella company Lens Action Productions. When not setting the vibe from behind the lens, you can find him behind the turntables at various arts and culture events as well as at The Standard Hotel (Hollywood) where he has been DJing several nights a month since October 2008.

Past Exhibitions:
2008 Solo Show "Classics//Classics in the Making", Art For Empty Walls Gallery,

2008 Group Show "Stoked Sessions", benefiting Stoked Mentoring, Los Angeles
2007 Solo Show "Meaning & Rhetoric, the Sonic Exploration of Jose Medeles" The Social Trust, Los Angleles
2005 Group Show "First In Flight", an Anthem Magazine fashion exhibition featuring Vanessa Traina, Los Angeles
2002 Group Show, “Faces of Rock”, benefiting City of Hope Cancer Center, Los Angeles
2001 Solo Show, “
1994 Solo Show, Limelight, New York
1990 Solo Show, Red Zone, New York

Christopher Kirk is a broadcast designer with a film theory background. While in the film studies program at U.C. Berkeley, a course in ethnographic film led to a documentary on rap and a brief stint as a gangster rap video director. Unable to convince his new clients about his need to incorporate manic variations on moving circles and lines, and uncomfortable with shooting bottles of Hennesy without a proper product placement deal, Chris moved on to a less compromised industry: advertising, as an editor and designer.

10 years ago Chris started his own broadcast design company and has worked on TV titles, bumpers, interstitials and commercials. Chris is still obsessed with circles and lines but lucklily this is caused by simple seritonin fluctuations and is fully covered by his medical.

Clients include Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Foote Cone & Belding, MTV, HP, SBC, BBDO, Pioneer, Urb Magazine, Sony, Sega, Electronic Arts, Cisco, Sybase, Dell, PBS, Rancid, etc.