@2018 by The Bastette Group.

rigor samsa series.

rigor samsa

n. a kind of psychological exoskeleton that can protect you from pain and contain your anxieties, but always ends up cracking under pressure or hollowed out by time—and will keep growing back again and again, until you develop a more sophisticated emotional structure, held up by a strong and flexible spine, built less like a fortress than a cluster of treehouses.

Rigor Samsa is the first collaboration of the team. A collection of ten music videos, using the music from artist "Perilune".

The music videos are strung together with a loose narrative, and were shot throughout the summer and fall of 2017

The concept for the narrative of the series, and for each music video, was created between all the collaborators during 2017. Each video is made with a different team working on it, with people switching roles from director to production designer, from wardrobe to dancer, etc. Throughout the series traditional and experimental camera techniques are used, as well as projections, underwater photography, stop motion, experimental choreography, etc.

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