Work / Film

Film: Carlos Jimenez gets us up close and personal with the V&A’s largest sculptural works

Carlos Jimenez is a Spanish photographer and filmmaker living and working in London who caught our attention last year for his work on Nobrow’s promotional film for ELCAF 2013. It provided a slick overview of a massive, messy event and displayed some extremely nice editing flourishes. But Carlos’ most recent project is an altogether more refined proposition. Commissioned by the V&A to produce a film about the renovation of their plaster courts, Carlos has produced a slow, sweeping piece of cinema that glorifies some extraordinary works of Renaissance art including some rare close-ups of Michelangelo’s David. There’s also interviews with a few key players in the V&A’s conservation and curatorial teams who give a real sense of the important work they’re involved in.

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Carlos Jimenez: The Cast Courts

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Carlos Jimenez: The Cast Courts

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Carlos Jimenez: The Cast Courts

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Carlos Jimenez: The Cast Courts

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Carlos Jimenez: The Cast Courts

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Carlos Jimenez: The Cast Courts