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28 March 2019

Outside

by Syd Briscoe


MorMor: “Outside” - 4 mins 42s

Up-and-coming indie psych-pop artist MorMor (the nom de plume of singer-songwriter Seth Nyquist) takes us to strange places with new single 'Outside'. The track's ambient sounds and reflective tone complement the promo's visuals, which offer a surreal interpretation of the 'tears of a clown' trope.

There's a lot to absorb, as monochrome visions of childhood bullying and birthday parties suggest the characters' face paint represents emotional and social masks made visible. Mirrors, screens, and the camera's lens provide further distancing from reality, leaving it up to the viewer to draw their own conclusions.

The full film serves as a meditation on identity and openness, questioning whether we can really know a person, or are merely familiar with their mask of choice. Intriguing stuff from director Duncan Loudon, who handles different mediums and effects with style.


Film Production: Somesuch Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Duncan Loudon
Cinematographer: Krzysztof Trojnar
Editor: Duncan Loudon
Post Production: Oliver Whitworth / Oscar Wendt @ Electric Theatre Collective Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Luke Morrison @ Electric Theatre Collective Ⓟ Ⓦ

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