Wednesday, June 3, 2015

'Miniskirt' official video

The video is as beautiful as the song is powerful & moving!

From Raphaelle at
Such an adventure and challenge making this video ! Originally 5 directors dropped off from the project, Kevan Funk who heorically came on board ended up losing his backpack with all the footage on the NJ transit, traveled across 3 states and miracusoulsy found it. All odds seemed to be against the video, but it’s here ! And we’re so proud to be sharing it ! It was one of the most liberating experiences performing in this video, singing these lyrics passionately, going to these mind blowing locations. Many many thanks to all those who helped us with this. So here is the video ! We hope you are moved by it

Director's Statement:
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

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