Takashi Murakami and Pharrell Team Up Again, This Time in Space!
Takashi Murakami has been on our minds recently, what with his adorably apocalyptic film Jellyfish Eyes touring the country. But now, he’s gone and involved Pharrell Williams. The Huffington Post has a link to a new animated music video the Japanese “superflat” artist directed, starring himself, the aforementioned rapper, and a few other colorful characters having a casual dance party in outer space (where else?) to a remix of “Last Night, Good Night.”
The artist explained the concept of the video to Vice: “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.” Yeah, that sounds about right.
Of the ongoing relationship between himself and Murakami (which now includes a show at Galerie Perrotin), Pharrell noted that, “we both seem to be kids living in grown up bodies.”
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