Next month, long-running UK producer the Bug will follow up his recent Angels & Devils LP with a new EP called Exit. Ahead of its release, the artist has shared a video for the Angels & Devils songs "Function" and "Void."
The black-and-white clip imagines a dystopian not-so-distant future, where a man's day at work is driven by screens and pills. Eventually, the world around him literally shatters.
The video was helmed by creative team Factory Fifteen, who shared their inspiration in a press release. "We wanted to reflect The Bug's thematic ideas and visually explore the narrative of a person stuck in a totalitarian system, using themes from our current society of consumerist lifestyles," they said. "The whole process was critically engaging and allowed us to truly build a world . . . and then tear it down."
Watch the clip for "Function" and "Void" above. Exit, meanwhile, will arrive on October 7 via Ninja Tune.
Ninja Tune and The Creators Project present The Bug's "Function / Void" video short, directed by Factory Fifteen in collaboration with production company and digital studio Nexus.
The Bug - Function ft Manga
The Bug - Void ft Liz Harris (of Grouper)
Taken from the new album by The Bug, ''Angels & Devils"
Artist: The Bug
Director: Factory Fifteen
Production Company: Nexus
Label: Ninja Tune
Commissioner: Maddy Salvage
Producer: Beccy McCray
Production Manager: Caroline Milsom
Director Of Photography: Luke Jacobs
Lead Actor: Gary Grant
Lead Actress: Ani Lang
Focus Puller: Tom Mcmahon
1st AD: Dan Precious
2nd AD: Alex Paterakis, Carmen de Witt
Gaffer: Joel Rainsley
Focus/ Gaffer Assistant: William del Rivero
DIT: Prince Yemoh
VFX Supervisor: Matt Townsend
Animation / VFX: Alexey Marfin, Jonathan Gales, Paul Nicholls, Prince Yemoh, Isaac Eluwole, Carl Kenyon, Ares Simone, Roberto Brichese,
Tracking: Tom Carter, Kibwe Tavares
Rotoscoping: Sinjarajan Studios
Kinect Character Development: Eran Amir
Offline Editor: Paul Hardcastle
Edit House: Trim
Post Production Consultant: Dave Slade
Studio Manager @ Nexus: Natalie Busutil
Art Director: James Hatt
Art Dept Assistant: Rebecca Carey, Michelle Renee
Art Dept Runner: Arthur Menezes
Stylist: Crissie Aranda
Hair & Make Up: Bobbie Ross
Hair/MU Assistant: Maggie Forrest, Sharon Chagger
Production Assistant: Billi Hatfield
Production Runner: James Alexander
Unit Minibus Driver: John Targgart
Security: Per Doda
Kimberley Goldsmith, Mark Craddock, Silvia Ferreira Santos, Susete Furtado, Justinas Vilutis, Eran Amir, Patrick Dishman, Freny Pavri, Roberto Brichese, Konstatin Zhukov, Peter Efe
With thanks to:
Pete Spence and all at Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum Trust
5 Merchant Sq
Jimmy, Wayne & Godfrey at Robin Hood Estate
Michelle Myrie & The Film Office
Vince, Rhian & Team at Film Fixer
Craft Design for Flat Design and build:
Designers: Armando Elias, Hugo D'Enjoy
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