Mirages is a finalist in our Music Video Clip category for 2018.
What was your inspiration behind the story?
There is a George Blananchine quote that I had read shortly before making the video: "Put a man and a girl on stage and there is already a story; a man and two girls, there's already a plot." I wanted to explore this in two parts: The first was with Mirages, where there was a man and two girls, and later I reverse it with a woman and two men on the stage in the music video for Borrowed Time, which was also done in a vintage tone. The power structure was flipped from Juke being the one loved but unwilling or unable to return that love in Mirages, to being the one seeking to be loved, but whose love is not returned. So in essence, Mirages is Part One of a Two Part polyamorous story, and you can see the 'sequel' in Borrowed Time.
Who is your inspiration behind the video clip?
George Blananchine, a 20th century Russian choreographer.
What's your advise to aspiring film makers and artists?
If you are making art, you are no longer aspiring.
Do you do anything else alongside your music?
I have expanded the nostalgic, slightly film noir essence we captured in Mirages to a collection of iconic Pop Art I recently released called "From Berlin with Love." You can shop the art products on the link further down.
Any future works?
I will keep adding new pieces to the pop art collection as I build up for the release of the debut album Polyphony, which has drawn on the skills of some 50 or more European artists, musicians and designers to produce.
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