Directed by INDIRA CESARINE, Starring ALEKSANDRA MARTYNYUK, Edited by ELIZABETH JONES, Fashion Editor THEA LEWIS, Music by HANSCHENKLIEN, Cinematography by INDIRA CESARINE, Hair & Makeup by BERNADINE BIBIANO.-Directed by Indira Cesarine, Psycho Barbie (0:56) is a fashion / video art film that takes a satyrical look at the stereotype of glamour. Starring model Aleksandra Martynyuk, the film presents a surreal irony inspired by the 1950’s iconic imagery of the classic film “Stepford Wives”. Featuring styling by fashion editor Thea Lewis, with Hair & Makeup by Bernadine Bibiano, Cinematography by Indira Cesarine, edited by Elizabeth Jones and music by Hanschenklein.CONTRIBUTOR BIOS
Touted as a “photographic child protégé”, Indira Cesarine’s first solo exhibition was at the age of 16 at the Paul Mellon Arts Center. By the time she graduated high school she had exhibited 4 one-woman shows of her photographic work. While finishing a triple major in Art History, French Literature and Women’s Studies at Columbia University, she began shooting for a variety of top modeling agencies including Elite, Ford, and Wilhelmina Models. Once she finished her degree, she went to London to pursue her interests in photography and journalism. Within 6 months of arriving in London, she was appointed Editor at Large of the British magazine “Don’t Tell It”, and began shooting editorials for many magazines in England, the US and Europe.
Over the years her work has sparked the interest of some of the world’s top creative directors, having been commissioned for British Vogue, GQ, Glamour, Marie Claire, Tatler, The Times, In Style, L’Officiel as well as many other international publications and advertising campaigns. She is currently represented internationally with agents in New York, London, and Milan.
Her career as a director began with her first short film, “City of Love” being featured at Cannes Film Festival in 2007. Since then she has directed, produced and edited numerous short films while maintaining an active career as a photographer. In 2009 she produced and launched the multimedia publication XXXX MAGAZINE, “The Untitled Magazine” showcasing original multimedia productions of fashion and video art films. The launch issue, The Kaleidoscopic Issue, was brought together through the collaboration of over 100 creative contributors.
In January 2010, her work was exhibited in a solo show in Paris at Visionairs Gallery, presenting large scale photographic images juxtaposed with her video art productions she directed for XXXX Magazine, “The Untitled Magazine”. Other recent exhibits include Motion Deconstructed Exhibit with Quintessentiallly Art, New York June 2010, Soiree Au Louvre Video Art Installation at the French Embassy, June 2010, New York Fashion Shorts at the Tribeca Grand in September 2009, London Fashion Shorts at Machine –A Gallery in February 2010, View Imaging exhibit in New York in December 2009, and The Distorted Beauty show in April 2010. Her photography has also been chosen to appear in Dolce and Gabanna’s 20th Anniversary book curated by Fabien Baron, out in September 2010.
Indira and her work have been featured internationally on TV shows such as E! TV, Fashion TV, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, HBO’s Special “Ford Supermodel of the World”, MTV, and “Make me a Supermodel” UK and US editions. Recent TV broadcasts include an episode photographing Tinsley Mortimer on her TV show ‘HIGH SOCIETY’.
Aleksandra was featured in the film “Psycho Barbie” directed by Indira Cesarine for XXXX Magazine, “The Untitled Magazine”‘s Surreal Issue. She is currently represented by Q Models and is based in New York City.
International makeup artist Bernadine Bibiano’s distinctive, provocative and playful style has graced fashion magazines, runways, advertising, music videos, red carpets and catalogs. Internationally, Bernadine has worked extensively with L’Uomo, Vogue Jewelry, Vogue, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Elle, Deutsch, and Rebel; styled runway for Red Valentino, Heatherette, Jennifer Nicholson, and Rosa Cha; and counts Banana Republic, Catherine Malandrino, Target, Izod, Polo, Levis, Adidas, and Saks Fifth Avenue among her advertising campaign clients. In addition, Bernadine wrote the content and created the makeup styles for the book, The Body Shop’s Makeup: Fresh Ideas for Fantastic Looks and designed the cosmetic presentation for Neiman Marcus’ The Book. She’s been the beauty consultant for Benefit Cosmetics, Sephora, Avon and Mary Kay Cosmetics and shaped the high concept look for the luxury European fragrance line Boadicea The Victorious.
Born and raised in Chicago, Elizabeth moved to the East Coast to study visual art and dance at Bowdoin College, Maine. A multi media artist, Elizabeth brings together her various practices through dance films and multi media live dance performance. Most recently she has been focusing her efforts on photography, integrating her choreographic sensibilities into her photographs.
Since graduating, Elizabeth worked for a variety of creative professionals, from television producers and independent film directors to fine art and fashion photographers. Now in New York, Elizabeth has found the city to be the perfect place for collaboration, meeting other artists and joining forces in the effort to create beautiful and compelling work.
Hänschenklein is a collaboration between director Alex Herzog and musician Bernd Norbert Würtz and attempts to create music and a visualization of it. The name of our “band” comes from a famous German nursery rhyme. The whole project started about 5 years ago – more or less as an experiment. The idea was to produce a musicvideo based on an audiovisual concept which were to aplie for both sound and picture rather than scoring a finished film with a soundtrack or making a video for an allready existing music piece. So far we’ve made 5 videos, which were and are still running on numerous film / art & media festivals, e.g.: the Impakt Media Art Festival in Holland in 2005, the New York Underground Film Festival in 2004 and the Independant Music Video Festival where Luftgitarre was voted number 1 by the Seattle screening audience in 2004. Luftgitarre and Don Quatro were also on rotation on 2 German music channels: Viva and Onyx. Don Quatro was also shown on Dutch TV as one of the Impakt favourites in 2005. Yinwanggitarre got a Jury mention at last year’s Independent Exposure.