Films of Innocence
09 December, 2014 1
  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) by Oliver Jeffers. Lyrics
  2. Every Breaking Wave by Robin Rhode Lyrics
  3. California (There Is No End To Love) – D*Face Lyrics
  4. Song For Someone by Mode 2 Lyrics
  5. Iris (Hold Me Close) by Chloe Early Lyrics
  6. Volcano by Ganzeer Lyrics
  7. Raised by Wolves by Vhils Lyrics
  8. Cedarwood Road by Maser Lyrics
  9. Sleep Like A Baby by ROA Lyrics
  10. This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now by DALeast Lyrics
  11. The Troubles by Todd James Lyrics
share

11 of the world’s most acclaimed urban artists unveil their work through a collection of art films, inspired by U2’s Songs of Innocence.
Taking the political murals of Northern Ireland as a reference point, U2 pioneered the project to celebrate the unique democratic power of urban art.

Oliver Jeffers, Robin Rhode, D*Face, Mode 2, Chloe Early, Ganzeer, Vhils, Maser, ROA, DALeast, and Todd James make up this global multidisciplinary group project.

Chosen for their undisputed ability to capture the imaginations of their audiences, the artists were given complete creative freedom to showcase their personal responses to U2’s music, through a series of part-animated, part live action films. The result is an exhilarating display of diversity in approach, style and commentary. Powerful and cognizant, their works scale the globe, play with time, and weave between heightened reality and animated dreamscapes. United for the first time in film, the eleven international artists have taken their work from the streets to the screen. These original works of video art transpose their visions from the physical to the digital and are collected here together as a visual counter-point to the album, a set of unique and compelling Films of Innocence.

Release Date:
09 December, 2014
Produced By:
Christina Hardy, Lois Newcombe
Engineer:
Jefferson Hack - Creative Director
Label:
Island Records
Recorded At:
Films of Innocence Trailer

Soundbites

I loved the song "Troubles" , so the lyrics and music where the starting point which drove me in a direction to try to capture the mood.
Todd 'REAS' James on The Troubles

"About to become a Mum to a boy myself at the time of listening to the song, the lyric 'I've got your life inside of me' stood out."
Chloe Early on Iris (Hold Me Close)

“U2 have always been outspoken on social and political issues and the lyrics totally relate to my experience”
Vhils on Raised by Wolves

I figured it might be interesting to bring that back into the music video world, by creating a stop-motion film using nothing but posters.
Ganzeer on Volcano

COMMENTS

1
Scott Cleaver
07 May, 2015
Films of Innocence
Is this coming out in a DVD version at all??? You know U2 fans would love to have a copy don't you!!! Please consider it being released on DVD - or maybe as a New subscribers gift?? Just a thought? :)
Newer comments    1 - 1 of 1    Older comments