Set in a landscape that combines London’s brutalist architecture with CG-generated skyscrapers, our short film for The Bug’s Function / Void sees the daily, monotonous routine of its protagonist suddenly and inexplicably start to crumble. The video, was created for two tracks off The Bug’s album, album Angels & Devils (out now on Ninja Tune) and was produced in conjunction with The Creators Project.
Our reliance on capitalism has caused a buildup of tension and pressure on our city and our way of life. We are living knowingly unsustainable lives within a system, which only caters for the 1%. Something has to crack, and it will. The video portrays the collapse of our consumerist society; the bursting of the bubble – the moment we all anticipate but don’t believe will happen. It focuses on the polarity of the tracks by visually juxtaposing an accumulation of tension with a physical and fantastical breakdown of both the environment and our protagonist.