An uphill journey with staircase after staircase, but eventually leading out of the murky waters and into transcendence aboveground.
Crowns & Owls, director: "The Omnion video is an exploration of the nuances of gender and sexuality. A story of rebirth, the video follows a lone figure in red on an ascending pilgrimage up a seemingly infinite stair. Perspective play, scale and negative space is used to reflect the complexity of identity. Under dappled light our character is guided by descending children; serenely vacant and dripping with water. The stairs open to small rooms, each one a dreamlike homage to the childhood experiences of Andy Butler. The closing sequence shows the woman arriving at the summit of the stairs, where a surreal pool cleanses her of the anxieties of adulthood, rebirthing her as a little boy, blessing her with blissful juvenile nativity.
The video was created with a strong emphasis on practical effects - using miniatures, large scale sets and precise lighting."