Aphex Twin, aka RICHARD JAMES, and long-time collaborator and video director CHRIS CUNNINGHAM have combined again to create a short film as an art installation.
Their feature forms part of the ‘Apocalypse’ exhibition running at London’s Royal Academy from September 23 to December 15. The 17-minute Cunningham-helmed film is accompanied by brand new music by James and marks the director’s first original work since giving up music promo making, following Bjvrk‘s celebrated ‘All Is Full Of Love’, to move into feature films. His best known works with Aphex Twin are the videos for ‘Come To Daddy’ and ‘Windowlicker’.
Cunningham‘s recent work has been shrouded in mystery, with rumours abounding about the content. One popularly held rumour suggested he was making a very glossy, no holds barred adult ‘art’ film.
Other notable names included in the ‘Apocalypse’ exhibition include Jeff Koons, Mariko Mori and Turner Prize-nominated photographer Wolfgang Tillmans.