CREATIVE DIRECTION, VIDEO PRODUCTION, INSTALLATION, EXHIBITION
Directed and produced the three-channel film and museum installation for Isaac Mizrahi’s exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York. Working directly with Mizrahi, this 16-minute non-linear cinematic collage was narrated by Mizrahi and constructed entirely from archival material consisting of runway shows, news footage, interviews, commercials, film, television, theatre, and other visual material serving as influence and inspiration for Mizrahi’s development and creative process. This installation was the final room in this exhibition of Mizrahi’s work and career.
Directer and Producer: Matthew Shattuck
Executive Producer: Chee Perlman
Editor: Curtis Tamm
Archival: Amy Khoshbin
Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History was organized by Chee Pearlman, Guest Curator, with Kelly Taxter, Assistant Curator, the Jewish Museum. The exhibition was designed by Galia Solomonoff and Talene Montgomery of SAS/Solomonoff Architecture Studio.
New York Times
Isaac Mizrahi Unbound at the Jewish Museum
March 17, 2016
“…an exceptionally appealing exhibition now on view at the Jewish Museum, doesn’t attempt a comprehensive presentation of all that Mr. Mizrahi has done. Rather, it concentrates on his high-end clothes for women, leaving most of his other activities to be sampled in a hectic 16-minute, three-screen video that’s like an extended trailer for a Fellini-esque movie.”
Wall Street Journal
April 18, 2016
“The exhibition concludes in a room where visitors can watch a video collage of Mr. Mizrahi’s life: a set of colorful “swatches” from his Brooklyn childhood, inspirational films, his best collections, television profiles, the talk show he hosted, the couture he still designs for private clients, and recent clips of him on “Isaac Mizrahi Live!” selling his QVC collection. “I am a person who works from a position of love,” he says in the video. Love is unruly and leads to strange places. Mr. Mizrahi refused to play the industry’s game and won.”