Posted Jan 29th, 2013 (12:30 pm) by Mohamed El-Darwish
Grizzly Bear
Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear's music video for "Gun-Shy", directed by Kris Moyes, is a real trip. The focus of the video is organic material, particularly bodily fluids and their relationship to the natural world. The video makes a distinct visual connection between our bodies, and bodies of water, as well as liquid and life.

The idea came from a question. If the creative energy of any living organism could be seen, what would it look like? The technique used can be essentially described as stop-frame video.

Exhibiting the astonishing properties of water, Grizzly Bear have taken the stop-motion claymation of Ready, Able and augmented it using a live element.

Short loops of video make surreal statements about the very nature of images. They analyze relationships between organic systems and dwell on movements, the symbolism of which signifies life.

Though the visuals have very little, if anything, to do with the song, the statements made through the juxtaposition of looped images may have more to offer, in terms of a discernible "message", than the track alone.

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