Pitchfork Festival 2014: Portraits and Candids
Axel Willner - The Field
Photo by Tonje Thilesen
sophie miles. mistletone. life/work commingling.
“I worked as a delivery boy in Manhattan in my early twenties. It’s an intimate way to experience the city. The delivery is a conduit into an extended, physical exchange. It can be erotic and psychedelic; the repetition of ‘opening‘ in a city full of guarded skyscrapers and locked doors. You float invisibly, drifting from one ambiance to the next.
In NYC there is fluidity between everyone. You’re constantly ‘encountering’ people. Always entering. The energy can vary wildly with successive shifts from light to dark to light like yin-yang. You found luck! You find yourself in a utopian center: a Psychic 9-5 Club.
People are dancing.
I chose to work with people I didn’t know for the most part..so that our interaction was new, innocent..like a delivery.
The cinematography concept was crucial. Shoot with a wide angle lens to create that innocence. You see everything so the ‘gaze’…the obsessive and voyeuristic part of looking is reduced. The eye of an open heart.”
The Wealthiest Queen from Luluc’s 2008 album, Dear Hamlyn. The film clip is a Lucy Dyson animation, inspired by the work of Busby Berkeley. Song written by Zoe Randell.
"I’ve seen faces of blank terror when I walk by. Sometimes from seemingly strong, macho dudes—somehow my presence confuses and ultimately scares them. There is a strange power to it that I’ve only recently begun to understand and embrace. After many years trying to sort out exactly what they are scared of, most of the time converting the result into personal shame, there are now moments of monstrous pride." - Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, has shared a video for "Queen", the powerful new single from his upcoming LP Too Bright, out September 22. Directed by SSION.
Marita Dyson of The Orbweavers is the voice of ‘The War That Changed Us’ - coming soon to ABC1. Here is a teaser for Episode 2, ‘Keep The Home Fires Burning’ (& keep the tissues handy)
Portrait of Kurt Vile taken backstage at Atlantic Studios in Ásbrú for ATP Iceland 2014 in Keflavík, Iceland. July 10, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Matthew Eisman.
Luluc - “Small Window” animated video by Nacho Rodrigues with art direction by Sara Lopez