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Mahfuz Sultan: Notes on ‘Point Break’ (1991)

Mahfuz Sultan, Director, Clocks, New York City

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W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
April 03, 2024 at 6:00pm

Kathryn Bigelow's film Point Break (1991) is a red thread that has run through many (if not all) of the projects that we have worked on over the last several years. It's as good a red herring as any to orient our work from 2020-2024.

Mahfuz Sultan is an architect, director, and writer based in New York City and Los Angeles.

He is co-founder of the multidisciplinary practice Clocks alongside his partner Chloe Sultan—a practice that spans film, art direction, live performance, spatial design, graphic design, exhibition-making, and publication.

Clocks has worked with collaborators including 52 Walker/David Zwirner, Dreamcrew, Louis Vuitton, Nike, Off-White™️, Saint Heron, Virgil Abloh, and Vogue, among others. Mahfuz and Chloe are also co-founders alongside Virgil Abloh of a collaborative studio called Architecture.

Mahfuz’s writings have appeared in numerous publications including Art Papers, Harvard Design Magazine, Kaleidoscope, PIN-UP, and 032c, where he is currently a Contributing Editor.

Prior to founding Clocks, Mahfuz completed the Master of Architecture program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in 2020 and worked at Herzog & de Meuron.