Chris Cunningham has been off the radar for a very, very long time.
His promo shorts for the likes of Aphex Twin and Björk are the stuff of legends, and just when everybody thought he would be the next big thing in cinema, he totally fell off the grid. There were stories of him 'consulting' on movie sets, dozens of 'abandoned projects' (like Chris directing the film version of "Neuromancer") and in 2006, he released the video for "Sheena is a Parasite" by The Horrors after discovering them on MySpace. Then in 2008, Dazed & Confused Magazine took a stab in the dark asked him if he would like to meet Grace Jones. He did.
Now in 2009, it looks like we're finally going to see more new work. There's a 'best of' book in the making and, apparently, two movies in the pipeline.
Quoted from Vice:
What’s the book?
It’s a book of my own photography and stills from films, all taken by me over the last ten years really.
Wow. When’s it coming out?
I think I’ve got to get a couple of feature films finished first. There’s one I’m working on now that you could loosely describe as a horror. Actually talking about this reminds me of that scene in American Werewolf in London when he changes into the werewolf in the front room. That really shocked me. I think it was because it was shot in a brightly lit, stark front room and he’s naked and although there’s something really shocking happening in it there’s a sexual element to it.
After the jump: NSFW images, videos and the boy with the chicken arsehole.
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Flex (art installation)
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Björk - All is full of love
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Aphex Twin - Window Licker