PIN–UP presents Pantonia, a cinematic homage to Verner Panton and his eponymous Panton Chair, designed by the Danish designer in the late 1960s. Fifty years after debuting at the 1968 furniture fair in Cologne, Germany, the cantilevered, s-shaped design icon has lost nothing of its visionary appeal. With Pantonia, PIN–UP commissioned a three-minute film that immerses the world’s first molded plastic chair on a futuristic sci-fi fantasia complete with dizzying alien dance numbers, showing off the luminescence of Vitra’s new limited edition versions of the Panton Chair’s Chrome and Glow editions.

Pantonia was directed by artist Jonathan Turner and features an original score composed and performed by Clarice Jensen. (see bios below.)

Jonathan Turner is a Brooklyn-based artist working in video, animation, print, installation and performance. As a solo artist and as a member of the art collective Yemenwed, Turner has been exploring the circumstances and depiction of an increasingly technology-influenced human and natural world. Turner has collaborated with musicians Glasser and Dutch E Germ, artists Tauba Auerbach, Matt Keegan, Josh Kline, and Anicka Yi, and fashion designers Hood by Air and Telfar. Through his solo practice and collaborations, Turner’s work has been exhibited at the Perez Art Museum, Miami; Tate Modern, London; MoMA, New York; MoMA P.S.1, New York; MOCA, Los Angeles; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; and Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.

Clarice Jensen is the artistic director of ACME, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble. A graduate of The Juilliard School, she studied with Joel Krosnick, Harvey Shapiro, and has taken master classes with many composers such as Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter and Roger Reynolds. Recording artists she has collaborated with include Jóhann Jóhannsson, Stars of the Lid, Owen Pallett, Max Richter, Tyondai Braxton and numerous others. Her most recent performances include concerts at The Kings Theatre, Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg), Disney Hall, Benaroya Hall, The Sydney Opera House, Big Ears Festival, Duke Performances, BAM, (le) Poisson Rouge, Roulette, and the Isamu Noguchi Museum. Recording collaborations have been released on Deutsche Grammophone, Kranky, Warp, Matador, Brassland, Domino, Merge, Jagjaguwar, Domino, New World, 4AD and many others. Her latest album, For this from that will be filled was released in 2018 by Miasmah Records.

Made possible by Vitra.

FEBU Publishing LLC © 2018

3:53 min.
Directed by Jonathan Turner
Music by Clarice Jensen
Creative Direction by Felix Burrichter and Michael Bullock for PIN–UP.