Braids "Deep In The Iris" LP
Out 04/28 on Arbutus Records / Flemish Eye.
Available here – http://bit.ly/1GmsHLY (Worldwide)
and here – http://bit.ly/1P1sAri (Canada)
Director: Kevan Funk
Cinematographer: Kelly Jeffrey
Styling: Mia Fiddis, Mila Franovic
Make-Up: Frida Norrman, Ksenia Ogolikhina , Paula Lanzador
Editor: Kevan Funk
Camera Assistant & Stills: Grady Mitchell
Grip: Philip Prajoux, Chris Tobiesen, Bjorn Hermannes
Colourist: Zach Cox
Online Editor: Andres Landau
Production Company: Everything All At Once
Post Production Services: Victory Social Club
Special Thanks: Robin Léveillé, Norm Li, Patrick Campbell, Bernie Yao, Benjamin Loeb, Ken Tsui, Tyler Funk, Caitlin Byrnes, NJ Transit
We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.
I'd been a huge fan of Braids long before I was lucky enough to be a collaborator, an element that made this video special from the outset. They came to me with a handful of very precise visual ideas that they had in mind, which in turn became my jumping off point to shape the rest of the video. I remember the first time I heard the song, I was simply kind of awestruck by the gravitational power that it seemed to imbued with and it's bold, incendiary beauty. It's a rare sort of source material to get the opportunity to work with. I wanted to create something that could compliment the track as opposed to trying to compete with it's power. When thinking about the song and it's content, I began very interested in the idea of commodification and control of femininity in a patriarchal societal construct, and liberation from that restraint. A central consideration that emerged from that was a historical relationship to nature, in terms of the patriarchal and imperial societal impulse to control, conform and dominate. That dynamic and the songs authorial resistance to that entitlement is what ultimately formed the thematic core of the video.
- Kevan Funk
A multi-layered stop-motion journey.
Director by Kijek/Adamski (http://kijekadamski.blogspot.com)
Millennial pop experimenters Braids kicked off the year with the release of their Deep in the Iris LP, and now they've treated its "Miniskirt" single to a new video.
The clip was directed by Kevan Funk and adds some metaphorical depth to the song's straightforward lyricism. Here, frontwoman Raphaelle Standell-Preston is trapped in a glass cage of emotion as she delivers the lyrics from a greenhouse. Conversely, she also plays another woman who is able to freely dance outside.