The Artist Explains: Brocarde - 'Last Supper'
Brocarde talks to us about all things behind the scenes in the making of her psychological thriller music video ' for ‘Last Supper’.
Where was the video for ‘Last Supper’ filmed?
It was filmed in a derelict mansion. I'm obsessed with the notion of decay and derelict people and spaces, the thought that there are places and people that time forgot. Memories that are trapped and lost in time, it's like stepping into someones life where all remains, yet all has been lost. It was the ideal setting for the story I wanted to tell.
How does the video connect with the song?
The video is an extension of the song, when I was writing ‘Last Supper’, I had the scenes from the video running through my mind. Aesthetically, I see everything in darkness, and when I'm writing, I'll always have a visual to accompany my words.
Do you have any behind the scenes stories you can share with us?
It was an adventure, lets just say that! I story boarded it and directed it, so I was both in front of and behind the camera. I got carried away with my performance and got the food mixer caught in my hair, each strand had to be untangled as my head looked like a pile of black spaghetti. I was suspended from a crumbling staircase to do that hanging scene, that was a bit unsettling as I could feel the beams moving as I started to swing, but I lived to tell the tale and it didn't turn into my Last Supper in reality.
Could you tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used?
’Last Supper’ is an exploration into everything I hate about celebrity and popular culture. It was my final word on a topic that had frustrated me for some time. It was an opportunity to be reborn almost, hence my gruesome demise.
Is there a message the video is trying to convey?
Yes, there are several messages and things I'm trying to convey, it depends how deeply the viewer wants to analyse the plot. I hate to tell people what to think and feel, so I'd like people to make up their own minds.
Interview feature by Karla Harris