Battles

At the invitation of Warp Films, London art collective United Visual Artists created a unique sculptural work and installation as the centre point for the music video of Tonto by Battles. Comprising light responsive pillars, the work was installed in a disused Welsh slate mine, generating a synchronised illuminated performance against the rugged terrain.

The work was durational in nature, captured using time-lapse methods and footage taking during the band’s eleven-hour marathon. The piece explored the capacity of both artist and artwork as visualising forces of intense energy against vacant darkness.

YouTube: 2.8M views
Awards: D&AD Wood Pencil

Label: Warp Records
Prod co: Warp Films
Director: United Visual Artists
Producers: Laura Tunstall Boyd & Mary Burke
DoP: Crighton Bone
Editor: Nick Lear

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