David Knight - 29th Dec 2017

Jesse Kanda’s extraordinary video for Bjork’s Arisen My Senses chronicles her emergence from a semi-translucent chrysalis-like entity.

Following his amazing design for the cover for Bjork's latest album utopia, Kanda was inspired by visions of strange natural phenomena for the third video taken from the album, and collaborated with SFX maestro and propmaker Tristan Schoonraad to create the amazing alien embryo. 

Read an article about the making of Jesse Kanda's video for Bjork's Arisen My Senses - also featuring the producer Arca – at WeTransfer.

PRO Credits


DirectorJesse Kanda
Production CompanyPrettybird
Executive ProducerJuliette Larthe
ProducerHannah May
Production ManagerTom Manaton
Production AssistantElla Knight
1st ADBryony James
Director of PhotographyRina Yang
Focus PullerThom Nicolson
GripNeil Blakesley
GafferCraig Davis
Production designerArthur De Borman
ProstheticsTristan Schoonrad
Mask DesignJames Merry
StylistBen Schofield
HairMark Francome
Make-upAndrew Gallimore
EditorLeila Sarraf
Editing companyTrim Editing
VFXJesse Kanda
ColouristJoseph Bicknell
Grading companyCHEAT
Other creditsAdditional Photography: Karl Oskarsson Sculpture art: Jesse Kanda Special thanks to: True North, John Nolan, Trim Editing, Cheat, Island Studios, CLM, Panavision and Panalux STORY: Liv Siddall PHOTOGRAPHY: Charlie Kwai ON SET PHOTOGRAPHY: Vivek Vadoliya

David Knight - 29th Dec 2017

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