Let’s not forget that the word animal is both a noun and an adjective. It can describe a living creature, sure, but it can also describe an impulse, a brutishness, a carnal instinct that exists in humanity when you strip away society’s bounds.
Txema Yeste’s interpretation of the ‘animal’ theme feels like an exploration of the latter. Brilliantly set to the MS MR track Hurricane (so much so that it could serve as a film clip for the song), Yeste’s video couples a physical reflection of the ‘animal’ theme – from cat eye makeup to talon-like nails – with footage of Catherine McNeil, Constance Jablonski, Ginta Lapina, Liu Wen and Toni Garrn doing little else but bringing out their animalistic sides.
The video is for Antidote Magazine’s (magazineantidote.com) Animal Issue.