Joseph Giffard Tutt directs a surreal promo for his music ensemble The White Russian. Inspiration for the idea originated from the paintings of Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte, best known for his witty, thought-provoking images. The playful visuals blend everyday objects with protruding faces, whilst interacting with various elements of the landscape, like strumming pylon cables and disembodied hands beating a drum.Each object in the video exerts its own right to consciousness, but also remains limited by the rootedness of its particular state or transience of its existence.Joseph explains: "I kept seeing faces in objects, and once the idea hit me, it could not be ignored.” So he set out on his independently-made labour of love, shooting the footage for the Cancer Knee visual with a skeleton crew, then doing all the visual effects and editing work himself. The result is a singular vision, a love letter to the era of music videos when visionaries like Michel Gondry loomed large - and made in complete disregard of any industry expectations.
Rob Ulitski - 10 months ago