Rob Ulitski - 30th Oct 2020

Mark Jenkin directs a beautifully abstract vision for Bicep's Apricots. 

Building upon the track's focus on repetition and tempo, the video doesn't follow a traditional structure, instead using impressionist-style visuals and DIY techniques to achieve the final result. 

Transcendent and thought-provoking, the concept feels timeless, borrowing aspects of various styles and ideas from the past and present to create something brilliantly unique yet familiar. 

MARK JENKIN: 

I was excited [that]... the emphasis was on rhythm and repetition rather than narrative.

“From the very first listen of Apricots, the visuals were pretty clear to me. I was excited to be given the chance to work with a track where the emphasis was on rhythm and repetition rather than narrative. My intention was to create a building sense of elemental euphoria using rudimentary stop motion to animate inanimate objects.

"I did this using a clockwork 16mm camera out on location and also in my studio with simple sets. The resulting footage, some of which was processed by hand, was then layered with hand-painted and tinted 8mm film to create a new composite with greater depth and movement.

"It was also great to be reunited with Chloe Endeen, who I’d previously worked with on my film Bait, to add the human spirit element.”

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorMark Jenkin
ProducerJoel Spencer
Executive ProducerJack Newman
Director of PhotographyMark Jenkin
EditorMark Jenkin
Lead actorChoe Endean
CommissionerJohn Moule
LabelNinja Tune

Rob Ulitski - 30th Oct 2020

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