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Video: Björk — “Innocence”
By Fred&Annabelle (contest winners)
Rachel Jean Harding: Bjork has a knack for working with innovative video artists, and the fans who made this video have taken cues from a lot of them. The dancing figures seem to be borrowed from Michel Ocelot’s video for the first single from this album, “Earth Intruders”, and the bear evokes Michel Gondry’s video for “Human Behaviour”. There are some nice gimmicks, but for something truly wonderful, look up Chris Cunningham’s “All Is Full of Love.”
Sarah Smellie: Wow. This is definitely worth a viewing or two. Nice synaesthetic uses of light-flashes and crawly black shadows, strange giant pink babies with glowing eyes… Even a surprise ending! I hope these people get paid extravagantly well, because this is about twenty times better than most music videos I’ve ever seen.
Anshuman Iddamsetty: This fan-made video is a pretty coked-out affair. Clad in the same psychfolk pear armour featured on the cover of Volta, an e-Björk stokes a tribal moshpit of lite-brite imps as she detonates, WinAmp-style, to the bass. Where should directors Fred&Annabelle go next? Two words: Five Alive.