This video for Montreal indie band Florda has been created entirely in stop-motion clay-animation by Milan-based visual artist Gaia Alari, and it succeeds in telling the life story of an …
Dana Gavanski 'I Talk To The Wind' by Gaia Alari
Gaia Alari directs a soft and ethereal hand-drawn concept for Dana Gavanski's reworking of King Crimson's I Talk The Wind.
The song - taken from Wind Songs, Gavanski's new EP of cover versions - exudes a sense of nostalgia and introspection, and the video follows suit, focusing on the minutiae of everyday life: plastic bags in the breeze, the way the light falls in different situations, nature blooming in our peripheral vision.
The hand-drawn animation is beautifully executed and maintains a sense of DIY craftsmanship, echoing the dichotomy of reality and fiction and the whirlwind of emotions we share as humans.
Dana's version inspired me to look for visuals that could bring an airy sensation but also a little psychedelic and melancholic.
“The reason why as a visual artist I specialize in this kind of analogic technique - it's just papers placed one after the other, no post production involved - is because somehow it brings me back to when I was a child and I used to draw small stories in sequence with wax pastels on paper, (or make clay characters and move them). This is why I find in this rather time-consuming frame by frame process, the warmth I look for that comes from this personal feeling of belonging.
"I knew the song before but Dana's version made me reconnect to the lyrics on a deeper level. This inspired me to look for visuals that could bring an airy sensation but also a little psychedelic and melancholic. So I picked a few elements (plastic bag, curtains, Dana, birds, hands) and took them on a circular journey, picturing the movement of a whirlwind.
"There is a surreal element to the lyrics that I visually developed through the use of nature and blooming flowers as a representation of the outside/inside, here/there, tidy/chaos. Aesthetically, I wanted the video to have a '70s vibe, that shows basically through the use of dissolves, the frame angles and the choice of a pastel pink as the colour to accompany the black and white palette.”
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