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Bicep – ‘Water’ video by Aoife McArdle

Bicep – ‘Water’ video by Aoife McArdle


Bicep have released a music video for their recent track ‘Water’ featuring Clara La San, by Belfast director Aoife McArdle.

McArdle has made videos for James Vincent McMorrow, Jon Hopkins and Anna Calvi , and most recently directed episodes of Apple TV’s excellent sci-fi series Severance, starring Adam Scott.

The film opens with a patient and two hospital staff journeying down an endless corridor. The sterility and lifelessness of this moment is heavily contrasted once the tempo speeds up and we start to gain an introspective look into the protagonist’s mind. McArdle takes us on a surreal and absurd journey through her psyche as the film becomes emotionally charged. We see the patient gain agency and the physical scope of the film starts to expand, each new location takes the form of a different stream of her consciousness.

“I love Bicep as artists and people so it was cool that a coffee together led to making this video. It’s been particularly rewarding because we’re all from the North of Ireland and I’m proud of what they’ve achieved. “Water” made me think about existence. Life & death. Our endless anxieties and preoccupations, sometimes warranted, sometimes absurd. It’s more important than ever to have a sense of humor right now. Grateful to my brilliant lead actress, Angela Nwagbo and my whole team, particularly Black Kite for working so hard on this and of course Bicep for trusting me with their deadly music.”

Aoife McArdle

Bicep Live

Nov-18 – Polaris, Verbier, Ch
Dec-01 – Brighton Centre, Brighton, Uk Just Added
Dec-02 – Alexandra Palace, London, Uk Sold Out
Dec-03 – Alexandra Palace, London, Uk Sold Out
Dec-29 – Beyond the Valley, Melb, Au
Dec-30 – Wildlands, Perth, Au

Jan-01 – Field Day, Sydney, Au
Jan-02 – Wildlands, Adelaide, Au
Jan-03 – Forum, Melbourne, Au – Sold Out
Jan-04 – Forum, Melbourne, Au – Sold Out
Jan-06 – Tivoli, Brisbane, Au
Jan-07 – Wildlands, Queensland, Au
Jan-10 – Enmore, Sydney, Au – Sold Out
Mar-17 – 3Arena Dublin, IE
Mar-18 – Blackstone, Liverpool, Uk Sold Out

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