Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Björk & Anthony

The visions of three directors-- Christoph Jantos of Berlin, Masahiro Mogari of Tokyo, and Marçal Cuberta Junca of Girona-- come together in the video for this Volta track.

Back in April of this yea,r Icelandic experimental songstress Bjork held a fan-made video contest for her Volta single at the time, "Innocence." The video premiered and the lucky winners, French duo Fred&Annabelle, found momentary international fame. But it turns out that Bjork also appreciated the competition's runner ups, so much so that she tapped three of them for her latest video, "The Dull Flame of Desire (Featuring Antony Hegarty)."

Each independent director produced a third of the video, as Bjork's website explains:

"Björk and Antony performed against green screen in New York then each director was sent the raw footage to edit and create their piece. Christoph Jantos (Berlin) Masahiro Mogari (Tokyo) and Marçal Cuberta Junca (Girona) are the chosen directors. Each director was given their own section of the film, to develop how they wished - on completion the 3 films were edited together in London to make the final music video."

The outcome is a progressively realistic animation piece that cleverly matches the continual swell of Bjork's intensely percussive track. Overall, this a very watchable piece of fan-made video work.

Via Stereogum.

[Atlantic/One Little Indian Records; 2008]

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