Optical illusions! Blooming gardens! Pure magic! The Surreal sonic four-piece Immaterial Possession has delivered another shimmering stunner of a music video for “See Through Stares,” the second single off of the band’s upcoming self-titled album, which is scheduled to be released through Cloud Recordings on July 31.
“‘See Through Stares’ was filmed at 386 Ponce in Atlanta, a home for artists, musicians, travelers, homesteaders and the like for years—many eclectic performances, festivities, art shows, theater, etc. happened there,” says vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Madeline Polites. “It is now, sadly, empty and for sale under the wrath of Atlanta’s expanding cost of living…but her memory lives on in so many’s dreams, art and visions!”
Directed, filmed and edited themselves, the video demonstrates how seamlessly the members of Immaterial Possession cross into other art forms. Parallel to the band, members Polite, Cooper Holmes and Kiran Fernandes also collaborate through the puppetry and performance art troupe Peepa Show. This dexterity with handmade details and confidence with body movement builds an alluring layer of complexity onto their musical and visual expressions.
“This film, shot on Ektachrome Super 8, follows a meandering dancing medium, exploring modes of transition,” says Polites, who plays the role of the medium. “She conjures the dark shadowy subconscious in her tears, and plays with them through garden theater and gestural dance.”
See the video for “See Through Stares” below.
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