fossus: ld tuttle aw2010

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/13719054[/vimeo]

Director: Zen Sekizawa
Performer: Emilie Livingston
Music: “Aqua Net” by Aaron Hemphill and Francesco Calandrino
Mask: PJ Riesse

via nowness:

My shoes aren’t about hindering a woman’s ability to have movement,” says [Tiffany] Tuttle (designer of LD Tuttle), an ex-ballet dancer. To prove the ease and grace of her heavily wedged designs, she teamed up with photographer Zen Sekizawa (who has previously shot for Vogue Japan, Nylon and Casa Brutus) to create a video that shows the shoes “in a state of flux—so they are creating and finishing off the line of the body.” In this hypnotic film, which we premiere today, Emilie Livingstone (a former Olympic rhythmic gymnast) arches and stretches against a sonic backdrop by Liars’ Aaron Hemphill in partnership with Italian noise artist Francesco Calandrino. Livingstone wears a mask made by Tuttle’s friend, the artist PJ Riesse, who himself dipped into prehistory, taking inspiration from the fertility masks of pre-Columbia.

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