The Icelandic band fuses classical and minimalistic aesthetics seamlessly into their delivery whether it be visually or musically. For their latest project, they’ve chosen to present a variety of filmmakers with a modest budget to produce visuals for a selected song off their new album. Each filmmaker is given complete creative freedom. The band feels its best to allow the filmmakers to explore their artistic endeavors fully without restrictions. Videos will continue to be released until Nov. 19th.
Sigur Rós caused quite a stir with the release of Fjögur Píanó a few weeks ago. Now that the spectacle surrounding Shia Labeouf’s nude scene has died down, the examination of the beauty and developmental emotion that went into this film can fully be digested. The body language and raw sentiment displayed could easily bring anyone to their knees. Shia Labeouf and his costar Denna Thomsen gave groundbreaking performances and the music was majestic. Director Alma Har’els delivered nothing short of a tripped out masterpiece.
Film #5 ÉG ANDA directed by Ramin Bahrani is the latest offering in the series. The film depicts an airy minimalistic canvas between nature and the machine. The most significant scene takes place when the goldfish flip flops, gasping for what seems to be its last breathe while flashes of the other animals look on. This work embodies the line nature and machine crisscross throughout life and death.What Sigur Rós has accomplished is not merely a film experiment, it’s bring the creative mind to the forefront and enabling it to roam freely and viewers have the opportunity to bask in this experience.