Ingenue (Atoms for Peace)
The singer Thom Yorke has been known as an enthusiastic dancer ever since he gave an impulsive performance in the video to his song “Lotus Flower”. The British film director Garth Jennings likewise made the elaborate music video to “Ingenue” (Atoms for Peace). Yorke is brilliant here in an extremely complex choreography – together with the dancer Fukiko Takase – in which the two dancers sometimes seem like doppelgängers, sometimes like duet partners. Their movements become ever more asymmetrical at the end of the sad love song, until Yorke finally stands alone before a white screen.
Garth Jennings, UK 2013, 4 min