JBM [Jesse Marchant] was one of 2009's most highly regarded artists. His rise,…
- Posted on Oct 1st 2012 6:00PM by Maggie Malach
Video: "On Fire On a Tightrope"
Highlight: "The video, to me, captures a human state of no identity," Jesse Marchant tells Spinner. "It is the feeling of looking at distant galaxies or of attempting to look within another person from one's own point of view. It is a look at loss within what still remains and at the blending of what is real and what is not. I find that all the people who appear in the video convey a similar emotion that is within that realm. They were not instructed to do so however, or to do anything at all for that matter, so there was a sort of unspoken harmony that occurred and I find that quite special.
"I entrusted the whole idea of the thing to the directors, who are dear friends, knowing that their hearts and thoughts would surely be in the right place. I think that they created something quite beautiful which might be best left mostly unexplained, only to be watched and felt and then left alone."
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