Digital City, against the vivid backdrop of pixelated silhouettes and rapidly pulsating messages. The city’s accelerated pace exposes people to screens, glitches, data, and artificial intelligence. Suddenly, this socially and technologically advanced society faces a crisis that will lead to new relationships and a very strange discovery. Between mystery and drama, “SPELL” captures our fascination with the digital and its power to disrupt communities and cultures.

Philippe Safire Studio (FR/AM)
Philippe Safire is a French-Armenian artist living and working in New York City. Recent projects include “SPELL”, an award-winning short film that received international recognition, and “nightcolors”, a public art installation in Beacon, New York. His art has been exhibited at LACDA, ArtsWestchester Gallery, REVERSE Gallery, BeaconArts, Garrison Art Center, New York University, and the Center for the Digital Arts, among other places. Recent commissions include BeaconArts and ArtsWestchester. Safire’s work has been featured in VICE Magazine + Intel’s The Creators Project, The Ascent, Faena Sphere, ArtSlant, BX200 The Bronx Visual Artist Database, Make: Magazine, “Manifeste des Arts Immersifs”, and the Brooklyn Art Project.