Ingenue (Atoms for Peace)

Root Event

Werkleitz Festival 2014 Doppelgänger

Parent Event

Guests: Ute Hörner & Mathias Antlfinger Dancing with Myself
Ingenue (Atoms for Peace)
UK 2013

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