Monday, December 05, 2005
Inspiration Sunday or Monday or whatever day it is
This week the sermon of sin and decay is brought into beautiful focus by Floria Sigismondi. Floria's videos and photography look like offspring of the Brother's Quay and Matthew Barney doing an adult version of Jeunet's 'City of Lost Children'. She recently launched a new book of her photography, Immune, in Toronto and there was a cover story in the NOW paper. Also, she finished the video for the White Stripes, Get Behind me Satan. It has Jack and Meg in a Fuseli-esque world where the ludnum induced nightmares mix with high fashion in beautiful/decay. Floria has also done videos for the likes of Sigur Ros, Tricky, Interpol and the Cure to name a few. Her images are one of texture and colour juxtaposed against eerie, disturbing and malformed worlds in focussed detail.