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- Posted on Jan 11th 2010 2:30PM by Linda Laban
"This is a big first clue into the fantasy world of the project," Auf der Maur tells Spinner. "When that song was written early in the creative chapters of this, that was when I got the rush of inspiration and realized how far I could go with that theme."
How far the former Hole bass player has gone is to create an expansive multimedia project that includes the album, live performance, a comic book and a 28-minute film starring and conceived by Auf der Maur and directed by Tony Stone ('Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America'). The film debuted at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and screened at World Con's 67th Annual Sci-Fi Convention, and was added as an installation piece in a winter showcase of pre-Raphaelite painter J.W. Waterhouse's work at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The music video is a sort of a mini version of the film. "Conceptually and visually it has to do with the film," the 37-year-old Montreal native explains. "But it's not a trailer for the film. We actually reshot elements of the film. It's the perfect introduction -- it gives the whole impression of the project."
Auf der Maur is thrilled to finally get 'OOOM,' which is released Mar. 16, out into the world. "I'm so relieved. 2010, I couldn't wish for a better year to release it. Last year seemed to have been ..." she breaks off, incredulous, adding that the oughts was one weird decade. "We were flailing, but I think we've found a footing."