Koons x Google Live Case: Nexus 6P

Koons x Google: Jeff Koons Live Case

Jeff Koons collaborated with Google to create the limited edition Jeff Koons Live Case. 

Koons created three Live Case designs for Google’s Nexus 6P and 5X phones, each featuring a sculpture from his Gazing Ball series: DianaMailbox, and Antinous-Dionysus

For the Live Wallpaper—a unique feature included with the case—Koons directed and produced his first ever live-action video piece: A classical rendition of the ballet Swan Lake featuring a Gazing Ball. The interactive wallpaper displays a still image of two dancers poised on a set designed by Koons. When the screen is tapped, the dancers perform a short choreography sequence from the ballet before returning to a resting position. There are twenty-eight sequences, all of which have been selected and edited by Koons, which rotate daily in a continuous cycle. This Gazing Ball Ballet was the first interactive wallpaper of this nature ever created. 

© Jeff Koons
2016

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