Pharrell Music Video for Takashi Murakami’s JELLYFISH EYES
The Creators Project, a partnership between Intel and VICE, has premiered the exclusive animated music video for “Last Night, Good Night (Re:Dialed)” the theme song for Takashi Murakami’s debut film JELLYFISH EYES (めめめのくらげ, Mememe no Kurage, 2013). Pharrell Williams, Murakami’s frequent collaborator, remixed the song by livetune, which also features Hatsune Miku, a “virtual idol” developed from vocaloid software who has a huge cult following in Japan. Murakami then animated the song in his signature style.
Describing the inspiration for the video, Murakami said: “Somewhere in the eternity of outer space, Pharrell, Miku, and the composer of the song, livetune, are describing my film JELLYFISH EYES to a seemingly heartless robot audience. Somehow the film’s message manages to reach the robots emotionally and cross the boundaries of time and space.”
Speaking about the project, Pharrell said: “Seeing the video come together for this remix was incredible. Takashi’s use of colors and characters really speaks to me and allows me to get lost in the many layers of his paintings.”
JELLYFISH EYES is currently on a nationwide tour of major art institutions across the country. Remaining tour stops include The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in DC, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, and Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York. Murakami and Pharrell also collaborated on a film-inspired t-shirt that will be available at screenings and at the BBCICECREAM NYC Flagship and Webstore.
Last Night, Good Night (Re:Dialed) -Pharrell Williams Remix-
livetune & Pharrell Williams feat. Hatsune Miku
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For more information on JELLYFISH EYES please see the previous coverage here on SciFi Japan: