Conceptual Photography and Art for the M.A.R.S. Project
Through Conceptual art, sometimes simply called Conceptualism, Ivan Kristoff's concept for Mid Air Rope Assess can be presented at the 20th Anniversary of Intersec 2018 in Dubai. Through Conceptual Photography, he will showcase his idea to pilots and emergency services personnel, who are invited to this project, and develop the methodology of a new way of vertical and aerial rescue. This the work will take precedence over traditional aesthetic and material concerns. As many works of conceptual art, sometimes called installations, this idea will be presented to our Creative Team of artists and technological partners, who can visualize the M.A.R.S. concept to the public.
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As a member of NPS Ivan Kristoff is among the international group of Special Nikon Photographers. He has won Nikon Canada's Social Media Competition and started his image capturing with Nikon form the top of the tallest structures in the world.
Captured on Nikon cameras
According to Leonardo da Vinci, art and science should go hand in hand. Ivan Kristoff possesses extreme passion for technology and he is not a man who lives only on his laurels. He is a man who gathers together a team of jet and helicopter pilots to do something so serious that it will become a new hit in the aviation. He lives with this idea day and night. In 2012, despite the growing crisis in the helicopter and military industry, he officially presented the M.A.R.S. concept at the Helishow in Dubai; it was time for something new.
The idea is so ambitious that it will test his reputation and the future of his projects and carrier. Ivan began to plan the new presentation of visual concepts for a new type of rescue in the air.
“Ideas alone can be works of art; they are in a chain of development that may eventually find some form. All ideas need not be made physical”
The main core of this idea is to explore new ways in communicating ideas of Conceptual and Abstract Art, that transcends into the Land Art, watch it grow as Performance Art, to pass by Neo-Expressionism stage, emerge through the Hyperrealism and Photorealism and exploit the New Media Art before it forms a shape and becomes reality. As the Samurai, who perfects his skills with the sward and control of the mind, by training in calligraphy, poetry and other forms of art, Ivan has taken the initiative to write his own stories by becoming a freelance editor and photographer for BBC Top Gear Magazine.
For this project, Ivan taught several younger artists how to work and hang on ropes, on the top of high rocks, a few hundred feet off the ground. For him, to create modern vision of conceptual ideas is to combine art with technology. That is the artistic challenge that Ivan takes and incorporates a partnership with the world’s leaders in IT commuications, mobile computing, advanced photography and visual technology.
“My strong side is to see behind the corners and predict the future in my field of work. What I am looking for as a result of a partnership with the world’s top minds and technological leaders, is to showcase in a documentary film and my book how we can shape a new trend in the aviation through Art and Technology .
For years I had to build a team of reliable and experienced people. Now what is left to count is on an abstract and creative thinking.”
This is his philosophy, the fruit of his long-standing admiration for Leonardo da Vinci. “In an article about Leonardo I met his assertion that art and science should go hand in hand. When I read this, I thought I saw an open window. It is like I saw the direction in which I must go and I wanted to follow.“, says Ivan. He instructs his team and friends to design and visualize the new concept of saving lives. Many of them are processed many times untill Ivan is pleased with the results. According to him the idea should sound as advanced, but it should be functional and pragmatic.
Son of a diplomat who has spent much of his career in Libya, Ivan has dreamed to work in the Arab world since his childhood. He introduced part of his concept to the Princes of Dubai,HH. Sheikh Majid, H Shaikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, H.H. Shaikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, H.E. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, the UAE Minister of Economy and discussed the possibility to do a one-of-a-kind aerial demonstrationin the UAE.
Through this concept, any government institution, Air Forces, airline or helicopter company that participate in the MARS project, will recoup their investment many times throughout the improvement and novelty in aviation. Whoever is the first to strike up and implement this initiative in reality will make the World’s First and see the benefits of national pride, brand enhancement and increased air traffic to their local destinations.
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