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Rebecca Phillips 'Quicksand' by Rebecca Phillips

Rob Ulitski - 6th Nov 2023

Following the hyper-stylised promo for TeriyakiRebecca Phillips returns with another self-directed promo, this time for Quicksand. 

The haunting visual is set in a secretive industrial location, a liminal space in which nightmares and reality collide to create an otherworldly fever dream. 

With trippy effects and an enthralling performance, the video fits perfectly within Phillips' avant garde videography, and brings to life the preternatural soundscapes in the track. 

"Quicksand gives voice to the experience of being utterly subsumed in a passionate entanglement, to the point where it almost feels like your skin is being ripped off with the intensity of the attraction, connection and the physical act," Phillips explains.

"It explores the simultaneous feelings of physical power and energy that can stem from passion while acknowledging the unsettling and intoxicating paradox that what makes you feel more alive is never something you can control and may lead to your downfall.

"The video exists in an endlessly unfolding liminal space replete with 'white gloved walkers' and a melting outfit that disintegrates, creating the impression that the character is almost drowning in her own desire." 

Rob Ulitski - 6th Nov 2023

Tags

  • Director's notes
  • Alternative
  • Performance
  • Liminal
  • Desire
  • Trippy
  • Avant Garde
  • Preternatural

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Rebecca Phillips
Producer
Milo Beyts
Rebecca Phillips

Camera

Director of Photography
Carlos Garcia Buenaventura
Focus Puller
Edward St Paul

Art

Art Director
Melissa Schwarz

Wardrobe

Stylist
Melissa Schwarz
Wardrobe
Melissa Schwarz
Hair & Make-up
Catherine Hauret

Choreography

Choreographer
Floss Jordan
Movement Director
Rebecca Phillips

Casting

Cast
Sophie-Jane Corner, Floss Jordan, Rebecca Phillips, Melissa Schwarz

Editorial

Editor
Ben Cowan
Editing company

Grading

Colourist
Francis Qureshi
Colour grade company
Wild Island Films

Rob Ulitski - 6th Nov 2023

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