Even in the era of Wikipedia, trying to track down all of Toronto-based art-pop artist Slim Twig’s projects is no easy task. Some of his work includes producing music for Dirty Beaches, acting in a film with Ellen Page, working with Owen Pallett, and collaborating with US Girls (his wife, Meghan Remy). He’s a modern-day Renaissance man, specializing in all forms of the experimental and avant-garde.
In keeping with his other projects, Slim Twig’s new video for “Altered Ego” is as wild and weird as you’d imagine. The clip is an eye-melting visual experience where the costumes of Renata Morales play as much a role as Slim Twig’s music. While the designer has done work with Arcade Fire, Zola Jesus, Grimes, and others, the flowing, impossible-to-describe outfits in “Altered Ego” may be some of her most arresting. The song, too, has its own warped logic, where spastic guitar-squalls coalesce into something resembling pop. If only our last trip to MoMA had been so entertaining.
Slim Twig—Sof’ Sike
Altered Ego was directed by George Fok from PHI Create. Costumes were done by Renata Morales who designs for artists such as Arcade Fire, Grimes, and Zola Jesus. The music video was filmed in Montreal's newest multidisciplinary art centre, the PHI Centre.
Director: George Fok
Dop/Camera Operator: Vincent Toi
Creative Director: Renata Morales
Grip And Chief Electrician: Mathieu Beauchamp
Technical Director: James Prior
Technicians: Stacey Lundeen And Clark Ferguson
Line Producer: Marie-France Barbier
Costume Designer; Renata Morales
Hair And Make-Up: Leslie-Ann Thomson
Dancers: Stacey Lundeen, Meg Remy and Anita Alvarez De Toledo
Editor/Vfx Designer: George Fok
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