Bjork “Mouth Mantra”


Jesse Kandaがディレクターを担当したこの2Dビデオ、’Mouth Mantra’は、世界的にヒットしたレコード、’Vulnicura’からの楽曲で、Björkが歌っている様子を、彼女の口の中からみることができます。このビデオは、YouTube上で2Dとして楽しめるほか、VRヘッドセットと一緒に体感できるコンテンツとしても近日中に発表予定です。
Directed by Jesse Kanda, the 2D video for ‘Mouth Mantra’ puts the viewer inside of Björk’s mouth as she sings the song from her global hit record ‘Vulnicura’. The video is available in 2D via YouTube and is intended too for Virtual Reality headsets on which more news will follow shortly.
Of the video, Björk says;

「Jesseと共にこの旅を一緒にでき、非常に感謝しています。彼が自分の務めとして思うのは、勇気あることだと思いますし、のどについてセラピー的な内容であるこの歌とマッチするハイテクな口のモデルや様々なカメラを発明してていき、彼が成長していく姿を見たのは、とても贅沢なことだったと思います。彼の献身と情熱は圧倒的なものでした。 あの中に詰め込むことのできた粋なダンスフロアでの時間は、特に心地よいものだと思っています。それは、まさに本物の魔法。」
“I am so extremely grateful to Jesse to be up for going on this journey… it was brave of him to take it on and I feel spoiled having witnessed him grow, making hi-tech mouth models and inventing cameras all to match a little therapeutic song about the throat . His dedication and devotion is overwhelming!!!

I am especially grateful for those sassy dancefloor moments we managed to squeeze in there as well -- true magic!!”
And Jesse adds;



これを実現するにあたり、尽力してくれたチームのみんなに感謝を伝えたいです。まるで奇跡のようなアニマトロニクスを作ってくれたJohn Nolanとチーム。フェイスアートとその他のサポートをしてくれた美しい戦士であるInge Grognard。愛してやまないPrettybird UKのJulietteとHannah。アイスランドとロンドンで暖かく美しい場所を提供してくれたクルー。Dentsu Lab TokyoのみんなとRhizomatiks Research。Little Indianでの愛すべき、EllieとPegah、そしてDerekとAndrew。私とともに何回もビートをチェックしてくれた私の家族のAlejandro。そして、決して壊れることのなかった私のパソコン。愛と平和を込めて。」
“If there’s one thing I’d like for people to take away from this video, it’s the power of vulnerability. That is what Björk’s album Vulnicura is all about to me, and hopefully this video reflects that. It’s about having the courage to express yourself and seeing yourself in that mirror. Doing something that scares the shit out of you and sharing it, growing from it, spreading love and courage to others and making the world a warmer place to be and relate to each other.

Making this video was as much a terrifying horrific experience to me as it was a dream come true and pure ecstasy. It was a year-long roller coaster which triggered and ran parallel to some major growth in my own self as well. I have no words to express how grateful I am to Björk for this extremely intimate creation and her love.

Thank you everyone on the team who made this possible -- the miraculous John Nolan and his team for the animatronics, beautiful warrior Inge Grognard for the face art and support, ever loving Juliette and Hannah at Prettybird UK, beautiful warm womb crew in Iceland and London, everyone at Dentsu Lab Tokyo and Rhizomatiks Research, lovely Ellie and Pegah, Derek and Andrew at One Little Indian, and my sister Alejandro of course for the beats and looking at it million times with me. Also my computer for not melting down! PEACE AND LOVE.”
この作品はSony ActionとSony F55カメラを使用し、ロンドンとレイキャビクで撮影されました。
The video was shot in London and Reykjavik with Sony Action and Sony F55 cameras.

Director, Editor, Post Production: Jesse Kanda
Produced By: Prettybird
Exec Producer/Producer: Juliette Larthe
Head of Production: Margo Mars
Producer: Hannah May
Production Assistant: Laura Thomas-Smith
Assistant: Daniel Fletcher
Director of Photography: Magni Agustsson
Make-up Artist: Inge Grognard
Hair: Frida Maria
Stylist: Ellie Grace Cumming
Styling Assistant: Peghah Maleknejad
Animatronic Effects: John Nolan Studio
Animatronic Effects Supervisor: John Nolan
Animatronic Effects Producert: Ebony Maitland
Animatronics Programmer: Daniel Nolan
Senior Sculptor: Gary Pollard
Senior 3D Sculptor: Tom Blake
Lead Painter: Martha Fein
Silicone Technician: Rebecca Lofvenmark
Mouldmaker: Dan Frye
Animatronic Designer: Guy Stevens, Matt McMurray, Adrian Parish
Lead Puppeteer: Mark Jefferies
Puppeteer: Matt Hutchinson, Will Banyard
Gaffer: Harry Gay, Paul Sallent
BTS/Stills: Sapphire Goss
Icelandic Production: TrueNorth
Producer: Rafnar Hermannsson
Line Producer: Arni Pall Hansson
PA: Sunna G Petursdottir
1st AD: Harpa Elisa Thorsdottir
1st AC: Hakon Sverrisson
2nd AC: Eva Rut Hjaltadottir
Grip: Bragi Thor
Video Playback: Bui Baldvinsson
Seamstress: Asdis
Prop Master: Gudni Runar
Gaffer: Bjarni Fel
Best Boy: Oli Trollabarn
Electrician: Jon Marino
PA/Craft Services: Dora Lena Christians
Runner: Natan Jonsson
Unit Driver: Bjorgvin Halldorsson
360 Technology Development: Dentsu Lab Tokyo
360 Development Producer: Kaoru Sugano, Reiko Kunieda
360 Technical & Visual Development: Rhizomatiks Research
360 Technical & Visual Development Director: Daito Manabe
360 Technical Development: Yuya Hanai, Muryo Honma

Special Thanks to
Derek Birkett at One Little Indian
James T Merry
Sony Action Cam
Dentsu Lab Tokyo
Rhizomatiks Research
Corbis Entertainment
John Nolan Studio
Andrew Melchior
Greg Furber
Lloyd Winston