MAYA JANE COLES DELVES FURTHER INTO HER SUBCONSCIOUS WITH VIDEO FOR ‘DARKSIDE’ DIRECTED BY THE FASHTONS
DIRECTED BY: THE FASHTONS
MAKEUP: KRISTINA VIDIC
ACTOR: GEORGIE BEE
FASHION DESIGN: RACHEL FREIRE
SET DESIGN: BEN ASHTON & NATALIA LATYSZONEK
Having set the scene by directing the stunning video for ‘Weak’, London-based directing duo The Fashtons return to create the next chapter ‘Darkside’, doing so with a team of close friend artists. Real names Ben Ashton and Fiona Garden, take the viewer deep into the same meticulously crafted subconscious realm that we saw a glimpse of in ‘Weak’.
For Darkside, Ben and Fiona have built on the same ethereal world we saw in ‘Weak’ consisting of striking, dreamlike polyhedric shapes in which a ‘Blank Conscious Being’ tries on masks of the faces of those who live in Maya’s waking world. Among flying polyhedric shapes – created Ben and Fiona’s independent team of craftspeople – the ‘being’ observes ritualism’s in an enchanting video that matches Maya’s equally captivating music.
The otherworldly imagination of The Fashtons and their small team of artists including craftsperson Natalia Latyszonek, fabric artist Rachel Freire, performer Georgie Bee and make up designer Kristina Vidic, round off Maya’s latest release in vivid, mesmerizing style.
From playing the world’s greatest venues, supporting Depeche Mode, releasing mix compilations for DJ Kicks and Fabric Live, remixing The XX, Ella Fitzgerald, Bonobo, leading campaigns for Doc Martens, and being sampled for Nicki Minaj’s mega hit ‘Truffle Butter’, Maya Jane Coles is the independent artist at the very summit of her game.