Luke Bather - 1st Mar 2017

Nearly four years after gaining widespread acclaim (and disbelief) by building every word of the track Magnolia out of cardboard boxes, LAMAR+NIK are back with Lushlife, and delivering another doozy.

This one for Totally Mutual Feeling is mind-bending in a different yet still distinctly LAMAR+NIK way. It's a single-take performance in a black room filled with mirrors and lights, with the floating camera revealing various tricks of perspective in the arrangement of the room. It's all in-camera (unlike those C4 idents that work in a similar way) and with its evident craft and DIY ethic it bowls you over and confuses you in the best possible way. A brilliantly watchable, yet achingly short performance piece.

Credits

DirectorLAMAR+NIK
Director of PhotographySpenser Sakurai
1st ACJohn Dewberry
Production AssistantJim Ritchie
LabelWestern Vinyl
Other creditsSPECIAL THANKS: Gray, Greg, and Sean at OCCC. Robert at JRB Art Gallery PURCHASE: idolsandenemies.com

Luke Bather - 1st Mar 2017

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