video: NOIA – Nostalgia Del Futuro
The video was a very active collaboration between some really talented women from Barcelona.
The amazing director Laura Martinova and I decided that we really wanted to take advantage of the historical neighbourhoods of Barcelona. So the idea behind the video was to create weird historical postcards, like really old historical backgrounds and me, in front of them, referencing slightly the past in a kind of absurd/theatrical way.
With the stylist, Ana Sting we decided to create characters inspired in bdsm culture, crossdressing, classical and medieval imagery, but keeping everything a bit grotesque or just slightly random. and also keeping the color red as the only constant narrative.
Working with Ana Macau, choreographer, we got inspired in small butoh movements, and mostly contemporary hand choreography.
The DP Maite Astiz brought that whole “the great beauty” italian cinema vibe to the piece.
We shot at the Jardins del Teatre Grec of barcelona, which is a public garden with a beautiful replica of a greek amphitheatre. And we also shot in front of the church of Sant Felip Neri, the bullet scarred walls that you see in the video are the result of Franco’s bombardment of the city during the civil war.