On December 9th, U2 fans can own a companion film to the band’s Songs Of Innocence when eleven of the world’s most acclaimed urban artists unveil their work through a collection of art films, inspired by the album.
U2 pioneered the project to celebrate the unique democratic power of urban art with the political murals of Northern Ireland as a reference point.
Oliver Jeffers, Robin Rhode, D*Face, Mode 2, Chloe Early, Ganzeer, Vhils, Maser, ROA, DALeast and Todd James make up this global multidisciplinary group project. Chosen for their undisputed ability to capture the imaginations of their audiences, the artists were given complete creative freedom to showcase their personal responses to U2’s music, through a series of part-animated, part live action films.
The final collection, Films Of Innocence, is an exhilarating display of diversity in approach, style and commentary, a striking visual counterpoint to the album. ‘Powerful and cognizant, their works scale the globe, play with time, and weave between heightened reality and animated dreamscapes.’
Directed by Dazed & Confused Magazine co-founder, Jefferson Hack, Films of Innocence is available exclusively through iTunes.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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