Antony & The Johnsons asked the Wachowski Brothers (see: The Matrix) to help them out on their new video for 'Epilepsy is Dancing' and you can't say they skimped on the production: expect urban deer, silver boobs, elaborate masks, Kenneth-Anger style pagan dancing and butterflies flying out of Antony's mouth.
Watch it in HQ after the jump.
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From the press release:
Antony asked his friends the Wachowski Brothers to work with him on a video for his new single "Epilepsy is Dancing". They in turn invited painters Tino Rodriguez and Virgo Paradiso to create costumes and a mystical environment and choreographer Sean Dorsey and his dancers to bring the dream sequence to life. Antony's artistic partner Johanna Constantine stars as herself in the role of "Deer Monster". The video was lit and shot by the up-and-coming directors of photography, Chris Blasingame and Banker White, and produced by Jim Jerome. The production team collectively named themselves AFAS. Please enjoy the fruits of their San Francisco art party.
Epilepsy is dancing She’s the Christ now departing And I’m finding my rhythm As I twist in the snow
All the metal burned in me Down the brain of my river That fire was searching For a waterway home
I cry “glitter is love!” My eyes pinned inside With green jewels Hanging like Christmas stars From a golden vein
As I came to a screaming Hold me while I’m dreaming For my fingers are curling And I cannot breathe
Then I cried in the kitchen How I’d seen your ghost witching As a soldering blue line Between my eyes
Cut me in quadrants Leave me in the corner Oh now it’s passing Oh now I’m dancin
Bonus: this is a still from the movie the Wachowski borothers are working on right now: Ninja Assassin.