FKA Twigs - Cellophane
Director: Andrew Thomas Huang
Synopsis: Defying gravity is the oldest human fantasy. How do we become like birds when our feet remain rooted in the cold soil? The new FKA twigs video for “Cellophane” articulates this desire with vivid style and precision. The clip opens with a pole dancing routine — a masterful and entrancing display from FKA twigs, who learned the art specifically for the video and practiced for six months before filming. What follows is a dreamlike ascent embodied by a CGI sphinx, a hellish collapse into the ether, and an interplanetary restoration.
Bio: With a background in fine art, visual effects, puppetry and animation, LA-based filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang crafts hybrid worlds rooted in Sinofuturist folklore, mysticism and spiritual realism. His list of collaborators include Icelandic artist Bjork, among others including Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and FKA Twigs for whom Huang is Grammy-nominated for his fantasy epic “Cellophane.”