Utopia

Fabrice Le Nezet & Dan Tobin Smith

Optical Arts

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A journey through an imaginary Mausoleum in Chandigarh, Le Corbusier’s modernist city in India. The cross section perspective is used exclusively as we follow the characters enigmatic journey through the complex concrete structure looking for the tomb at its core. As they navigate the structure we see and hear glimpses of the changing environment as the building reveals itself.

Dan Tobin Smith has over 15 years of experience working as a photographer specialising in installation and still life photography. Known for his bold, architectural and innovative images, Dan works in many areas of still life, from large scale set installations down to the photomicrography of gemstones. As well as commercial briefs, Dan has developed a significant portfolio of personal work and exhibitions, notably his ongoing ‘Alphabet’ series. Over the last 7 years he has also started working in moving image, making films for clients such as Apple and Rimowa. He continues to evolve a distinctive aesthetic that is based on pushing boundaries with materials, lighting and perspective. In 2020 Dan founded the new design collective Optical Arts. Fabrice Le Nézet is a director and designer based in London. He creates concept-driven films using both live-action and CG animation. Recognisable in his work is the pure, sculptural and graphical aesthetic combined with playful qualities. Fabrice studied graphic design and animation in France, he then moved to London as a 3D artist and soon after started working as a director. He has worked on a wide range of projects including commercials, music videos and titles and physical sculptures. In 2020 Fabrice joined the new design collective Optical Arts.