Maxim Zhestkov “Elements”
Russian visual artist and motion designer Maxim Zhestkov employs dynamics, tension, and various forces of nature to wrangle two billion elements into a pristine 3D gallery of kinetic art installations.
Maxim Zhestkov: “The film is a trial to explore the idea that everything around us and inside us is made from simple elements / blocks which can be arranged in complex relationships and become compound structures.
“We could project this idea into emotions, behaviors, thought processes, relationships, life, planets and the universe.
“It’s been a long journey, I spent about three months working with dynamics, gravity and other forces to explain some of my ideas and incorporate them into this art film.
“It was the first project which I made in Houdini and also the first I rendered with a GPU (using RedShift) – it’s a truly game-changing thing.”
Design / Animation / Sound by Maxim Zhestkov