German artist Wolfgang Tillmans has just released a visual album of his band project Fragile: “That’s Desire / Here We Are EP”! Reminds me a lot of Tillmans' recent abstract work. Love it!
Artist Statement: “Directed and photographed by myself, the 27 minutes film features performances by Hari Nef, Karis Wilde, Ash B., Matthew Salinas, Bashir Daviid Naim, Rachel Guest, Christopher Olszewski and myself as well as band members Juan Pablo Echeverri, Jay Pluck, Kyle Combs, Tom Roach and Daniel Pearce.“
“Participants danced and improvised in Los Angeles and New York to the music, without previously knowing it. Whilst editing the footage with Michael Amstad in Berlin, it became clear, that what was planned to be cut into six individual videos, should not be separated, but should remain as a consecutive sequence of six different moods.”
Explaining the motivations behind the visual album Wolfgang Tillmans says:
"Four songs have been written and recorded this summer in Fire Island and New York, in a time now marked as 'post Brexit / pre Trump'. New Jersey’s Ash B.’s performance and improvised rap on That’s Desire blew us away. The song was recorded in 30 minutes. Two vocal takes by myself, one by Ash B. That was it. Warm Star was written and recorded in Porto in January this year. Principally a love song with political undertones, some lines of the lyrics later made it onto my pro EU / anti Brexit campaign posters.” (From the Youtube website).
Fragile: Visual Album "That’s Desire / Here We Are EP"Link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=--14I6ajk5c
|Wolfgang Tillman's Catalogue Raisonnee: "If One Thing Matters, Everything Matters" (2003). As you can see, I've studied it a lot.|