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Mabel X Tate 'Talk About Forever' by Holly Blakey

Cat Velez - 27th June 2016

To commemorate the re-opening of Tate Modern, director-choreographer Holly Blakey has collaborated with songwriter Mabel (daughter of the fabulous Neneh Cherry) to create this high-fashion video project for her track Talk About Forever. 

Using Gustav Metzger’s 1965 piece Liquid Crystal Environment - an immersive light display using heat-sensitive liquid crystals exhibited at the Tate Modern as inspiration - the film sees Mabel and her band of dancers channelling their inner Aaliyah around the newly created space. With some carefully considered steadicam shots and some gripping contemporary dance, the resulting video is eyecatching to say the least. 

“As a kid I adored music videos with choreography," says Mabel. "Destiny’s Child routines were often rehearsed with my sister and then we forced our family to watch multiple performances. I wanted to try to do an up-to-date version of that, using Metzger’s Liquid Crystal Environment and the incredible Tate Modern building as our setting.”

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  • Art
  • Choreography
  • Pop
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Tate Modern
  • Tate
  • Gallery

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Holly Blakey
Producer
Archie Hollway
Production Company
Knucklehead
Executive Producer
Mary Calderwood
1st AD
George Nelson

Camera

Director of Photography
Adam Scarth
Focus Puller
2nd AC
Matt Farrant
Steadicam
Tom Wilkinson

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Seth Crosby

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Hannah Hopkins
Hair
Amanda Jah
Make-up
Pablo Rodriguez

Editorial

Editor
Meg Thorne
Editing company
Cut+Run

Grading

Colourist
Dan Moran
Grading company
Coffee & TV

Agent

Director's Representation
Naomi George

Commission

Commissioner
Sofie Roberts
Commissioner
Semera Khan
Label
Polydor

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