THE ART’s latest abstract has arrived in the form of the official music video for their latest single, Thinking About The Universe, shot by The Media Collective (Producer Sze Wun Lau, Director Tanzeal Rahim, and DOP Andrew Grant) in Sydney recently, as the band prepare for their upcoming East Coast tour of the same name, in support of their latest album, All in the Mind.
Getting set for shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide, kicking off this Friday night, Azaria Byrne reflects on the making of the video.
“The Media Collective was really professional and so sharp with their planning that I just got to walk around making jokes keeping peoples spirits high, eg click here. I also got to keep the 5-metre trampoline we used for just one out of space shot in the shoot. It takes up my whole backyard and now has a pentagram painted on it. I sit in the centre of it in the middle of the night and meditate.”
He continues, “I was really excited and couldn’t sleep before both days of filming. Even though there is a pattern within chaos and reoccurring patterns within chaos, we keep the whole concept abstract and gestural. I mean who the hell has seen a unicorn play for The Art before?”
Thinking About the Universe Shoot by The Media Collective
Additional footage: Supplied by NASA
Producer: Sze Wun Lau
Director: Tanzeal Rahim
D.O.P: Andrew Grant
Sound: Martin Cox
Assistant Director: Kim Reddin
Make up and Costume: Eva Rinaldi & Vince Cantali
Lighting: Josh Wiggins
Edited by: Svetoslav Atanasov
Design: Jimmy Loh
Hair and Makeup for Azaria: Karen Hopwood
BTS footage: Kyle Wilson
BTS stills: Ainsley Furneax-Bate
BTS General: Lola Major
THE ART performance:
Thinking About The Universe, written by Azaria Byrne, is about being in another dimension while surrounded by murmurs of the mundane, with a brattish retaliation to wasted words and dross. Known for their pandemonium and anthemic songwriting, The Art deliver their honest and expressive lyricism with a sonic diversity that always leaves their live audience wanting more and more – and is anything but mundane.
THE ART TOUR DATES
Fri, 21 July | Sydney | Oxford Art Factory – Ticket Link
Sat, 22 July | Melbourne | The Evelyn – Ticket Link
Fri, 28 July | Brisbane | Bearded Lady – Ticket Link
Sat, 29 July | Adelaide | Crown & Anchor Hotel – Ticket Link
ALL IN THE MIND is available now via iTunes (for digital) and the SFR Store (for physical and fan bundles).
GET ALL IN THE MIND BY THE ART:
SFR Store (fan bundles) | http://bit.ly/TA-AITM-SFR
iTunes | http://bit.ly/TA-AITM-iTunes
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