David Knight - 11th Dec 2015

It was only a matter of time before Bjork, so adventurous, avant garde, and supportive of innovative music video directors, should collaborate with Jesse Kanda, a director whose work for the likes of Arca and FKA Twigs has set him in a class of his own. Now it has happened, and it is extraordinary.

This highly original performance piece for Mouth Mantra takes place partly in a 360 construction of the interior of Bjork's mouth - an animatronic recreation, made at the John Nolan Studio. It's strange, beautiful and brutal - and pure Kanda. Not the easiest watch, frankly, but remarkable nonetheless.


PRO Credits


DirectorJesse Kanda
Executive ProducerJuliette Larthe
Head Of ProductionMargo Mars
ProducerHannah May
Production AssistantLaura Thomas-Smith
Director of PhotographyMagni Agustsson
Make-upInge Grognard
HairFrida Maria
StylistEllie Grace Cumming
Asst stylistPeghah Maleknejad
EditorJesse Kanda
VFXJesse Kanda
Other creditsassistant: Daniel Fletcher animatronic effects: John Nolan Studio animatronic effects supervisor: John Nolan animatronic effects producer: Ebony Maitland animatronics programmer: Daniel Nolan senior sculptor: Gary Pollard senior 3d sculptor: Tom Blake lead painter: Martha Fein silicone technician: Rebecca Lofvenmark mouldmaker: Dan Frye animatronic designer: Guy Stevens animatronic designer: Matt Mcmurray animatronic designer: Adrian Parish lead puppeteer: Mark Jefferies puppeteer: Matt Hutchinson puppeteer: Will Banyard gaffer: Harry Gay gaffer: Paul Sallent bts/stills: Sapphire Goss icelandic production: Truenorth producer: Rafnar Hermannsson line producer: Arni Pall Hansson pa: Sunna G Petursdottir 1st ad: Harpa Elisa Thorsdottir 1st ac: Hakon Sverrisson 2nd ac: Eva Rut Hjaltadottir grip: Bragi Thor video playback: Bui Baldvinsson seamstress: Asdis prop master: Gudni Runar gaffer: Bjarni Fel best boy: Oli Trollabarn electrician: Jon Marino 360 research & vr development: Andrew Melchior 360 technology development: Dentsu Lab Tokyo 360 development producer: Kaoru Sugano 360 development producer: Reiko Kunieda 360 technical & visual development: Rhizomatiks Research 360 technical & visual development director: Daito Manabe 360 technical development: Yuya Hanai 360 technical development: Muryo Honma special thanks to: björk, derek birkett, one little indian records, james t merry, sony action cam, dentsu lab tokyo, rhizomatiks research, corbis entertainment, john nolan studio, andrew melchior, darbi donaldson, greg furber, lloyd winston, panalux

David Knight - 11th Dec 2015

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