Optical Arts | Patience

Optical Arts

Amidst the frenetic pace of the modern world, where time slips through our fingers like sand, there exists a timeless virtue that beckons us to pause, to breathe, and to embrace the art of waiting. It is with great pleasure that we unveil “Patience,” a poetic ode to the power and beauty of patience in an age of instant gratification. Join us as we embark on a journey through time and space into the heart of Patience, revealing new realities along the way.

In a world where the swift and immediate often overshadow the slow and deliberate, “Patience” stands as a testament to the enduring strength and elegance found in waiting. This short film, a collaboration between future-facing textile brand BYBORRE and the visionary creative studio Optical Arts, celebrates the intricate beauty and innovation of BYBORRE’s latest textile collection. The film is a visual symphony, blending cutting-edge technology with artistic expression to capture the essence of patience.

Optical Arts’ Creative Director, Fabrice Le Nezet, shared his inspiration for the project, saying, “I have always been fascinated with BYBORRE textiles and the technology behind them. As I was looking at the latest collection, I lost myself in the intricate details of the design and started imagining how it would look if I could place my camera right on the surface. From there, I developed a dreamlike journey playing with time and scale to create a fictional distorted space, a space where everything is possible.”

Le Nezet’s vision materializes in “Patience” as a mesmerizing exploration of texture and time.The film invites viewers to slow down and appreciate the minute intricacies of BYBORRE’s textiles, which are not merely fabrics but a convergence of art, technology, and meticulous craftsmanship. By zooming in on the delicate patterns and complex weaves, the film reveals a hidden universe where each thread contributes to a grander design, symbolizing how patience weaves the fabric of our lives.

Optical Arts, a London-based creative studio, is renowned for its expertise in film direction, photography, animation, and design. The team at Optical Arts is dedicated to exploring new ways to tell visual stories using innovative ideas and techniques. Their collaboration with BYBORRE on “Patience” is a perfect marriage of their pioneering approach to storytelling and BYBORRE’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of textile innovation.

BYBORRE is a trailblazer in the textile industry, known for its unique approach to fabric design and production. The brand’s commitment to sustainability and innovation is evident in every piece they create. Their textiles are not only visually stunning but also a testament to responsible and forward-thinking manufacturing processes. BYBORRE’s designs are a blend of functionality and aesthetic beauty, making them stand out in the world of high-performance textiles.

“Patience” is more than a film; it is an invitation to slow down and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us, to find joy in the journey rather than the destination. It reminds us that in a world obsessed with speed, there is profound value in taking the time to savor each moment, to notice the details, and to let things unfold at their own pace.

As we navigate the complexities of modern life, let “Patience” be a gentle reminder that sometimes the most beautiful things come to those who wait. Through the lens of Optical Arts and the innovative spirit of BYBORRE, we are encouraged to embrace patience, to find peace in the waiting, and to discover the extraordinary in the seemingly ordinary.



Directed, Designed & Produced by: Optical Arts
Director: Fabrice Le Nezet
EP: Hannah May
Producer: Rebecca Scheinberg
3D Artists: Thomas Ramboz, Flora Macleod, Nicolas Damour
Colorist/Grade/2D Supervisor: Miguel Wratten
2D Artists: Lucy Lawrence, Liam Doyle
Textiles by: BYBORRE
Textile Designer: Samuel de Goede
Textile Creative Director: Borre Akkersdijk
Sound Studio: String & Tins
Sound Designer and Composer: Jim Stewart
Producer: Laura-Leigh Smith


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