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Music Monday: Mt. Wolf ‘Red’

Monday 24 August 2015

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Words Alice Bell

Mt. Wolf return with another collaboration with directors In/Out for new track Red, taken from their EP of the same name.

A moody and distorted video has been created by overlaying two sets of rushes from the original film. One had been chemically corroded, creating beautiful patterns and shapes that seem to warp in time to the music. Inspired by the lyric ‘close this wound’, the duo saw a wound that heals itself as representative of decay and regeneration.

In/Out descirbe the process; “Materials used: 16mm celluloid, household bleach, mould spray, hair dye, baking powder, baking soda, nail files, finger nails. All 2000ft of the rushes were placed in a bath tub for 2 days and manually treated with the listed materials. All textures created solely using this method. (…) We also had clean, untreated rushes, and the resulting interplay between these two sets attempts to invoke the relationship between deterioration and rebirth. John Stezaker was also an inspiration, particularly his mixture of portraiture and archive. The latter was carefully selected to sit in harmony with the above themes.”