two + seven: Who did you work with on this project?
Savannah Wyatt: My new video LA FOUDRE NOIRE was a collaborative project that I directed and designed. I wanted to create a cinematic portrait of my work inspired by theater and opera. I collaborated with two very talented musicians, Sarah Kinlaw and Colin Alexander who were the masterminds behind the modern operatic atmosphere. I wanted to document costumes I had made for other videos, but in my own style. I am a designer, but I have a great love for cinema and like creating worlds.
2+7: What’s the story behind this video?
SW: I love the idea of telling stories through characters. The past year I have worked on several sets and have designed costumes for a few music videos and a play. The idea behind the video is very simple. It’s a story of being hunted and chased in a surreal way much like a nightmare, and not recognizing how you’ve escaped in the end. It is cohesive I would say to the last two videos I made for my collections. I have a similar dark style in my work. I wouldn’t say I’m a dark person, but I am intrigued and inspired by the dark side.
2+7: What does the title mean/represent?
SW: The title LA FOUDRE NOIRE means the dark lightning in French. I chose this because the opera song in the background was written and sung by my amazing friend, Sarah Kinlaw, in French. I work on Broadway and have been very inspired by the theatrical world. I wanted to create a dramatic piece to go along with the costumes I made. When I’m not making costumes for Broadway, I am brainstorming about videos, costumes and fashion constantly. It never ends!
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