AES+F's unique aesthetic is famous for its hypnotic appeal, classical beauty, multilayered narrative, and alienation. This project for Sedition, Reincarnation, was created in collaboration with Wallpaper* magazine and completes the the Russian artist collective's The Liminal Space Trilogy about the modern world: heaven, purgatory and hell.
The work is based on Giovanni Bellini's Allegoria Sacra depicting purgatory: unchristened children, figures of the Old and New Testament and ancient mythology meet in a modern international airport where grounded passengers are suspended between time and place. AES+F reinterpret the painting by transporting the characters into a hyper real future where they combat with recognizable themes of the modern world.
Reincarnation is an extract from the complete film, Allegoria Sacra. The work's overarching themes include obsession with beauty, youth, luxury, and society's avoidance of moral and ethic responsibility all unfolding in a stunning, yet grotesque dance to baroque choral music.