NAO 'Wait' by Lisette Donkersloot
Lisette Donkersloot's second video for NAO - following the splendid Messy Love - the songstress occupies another near-abstract space that reflects the sentiments of the song.
For Wait, a song which is an intimate look at how mistakes grow in a relationship, we see NAO against a blacked-out background on a small floral island. Then her body and others become islands themselves in this space, creating landscapes as they appear in varying sizes and proportions.
“For this video I wanted to create a landscape out of body parts," confirms Donkersloot. "Over the course of the beautifully-sung ballad the camera travels through a water surface, past several tableau of NAO in different scales/proportions mimicking elements of a landscape, where she will star as the mountains, the rocks, landshore and also a human on land surrounded by water.”
After a while, the sky turns into a beautifully gradient colour and NAO emerges as all landscapes at once, creating a gorgeous surrealistic dreamscape. Another wonderful example of the director creating a graphic sensibility that is perfectly attuned to the artist and her performance.
|Executive Producer||Daniella Manca|
|Executive Producer||Sorcha Shepherd|
|1st AD||George O'regan|
|Director of Photography||Aaron Reid|
|1st AC||Murat Akyildiz|
|2nd AC||Jack Lightfoot (camera dept)|
|Jib Operator||Joe Mcnally|
|Production designer||Ash Halliburton|
|Costume designer||Maya Scarlette|
|Other credits||Nails (NAO): Jade Ford Body Models: Rita Asante, Kenny, Nassie B Backdrop: Tishk Barzanji Artist mgmt: Sam Stubbings @ Native Management Thanks: Jo Wallace & Salvador Gomez-Lopez|
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