In “Mutual Core,” recorded by Björk for her seventh album Biophilia, the earth’s geology is a metaphor for human relationships. Eruptions and earthquakes, the building of continents, the formation of mountain ranges and oceanic trenches: all are powerful signs of the earth’s structure and mechanics.
Represented musically by the violent interruption of block rocking beats, video director Andrew Thomas Huang here depicts the push and pull of tectonic plates with anthropomorphized rocks, lava and sand encircling Björk in dance, their psychedelic innards resembling the frayed strands of a Fritz Haeg rug.
Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang http://www.andrewthomashuang.com
Reykjavik Unit: Producer: Árni Björn Helgason Director of Photography: August Jakobsson Production Designer: Gus Olafsson Hair & Makeup Artist: Frida Maria Hardardottir Los Angeles Unit: Director of Photography: Laura Merians Production Designer: Hugh Zeigler VFX Executive Producer: David Lyons Lead CG Supervisor: Michael Ranger Lead Compositor: Lindsey Fry FX Technical Director: Nico Sugleris Director’s Rep: LARK Creative Like MOCA on Facebook: http://bit.ly/MOCAFacebook Follow MOCA on Twitter: http://bit.ly/MOCATwitter +1 MOCA on Google+: http://bit.ly/MOCAGooglePlus