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Alt-J and the art of the music video
Already tipped for Mercury Prize glory on November 1 and featured in our top ten, British alternative pop quartet Alt-J have even won the nod from the French cultural elite.¬†When shopping around for a project to unite contemporary artists and music, French production company COSA hit on Alt-J‚Äôs Fitzpleasure from their album An Awesome Wave as the perfect foil for controversial Belgian artist Wim Delvoye.¬†Delvoye is known for contrasting the sublime and sinful, using religious iconography for maximum shock value. The video was shot over a day at his Paris studio and then the Louvre where he currently has an exhibition and which opened its doors to a video shoot for the first time.¬†Tim Steiner, who allowed his back to be transformed into a work of art when it was tattooed by Delvoye (and was auctioned for $200,000 to be claimed upon his death) also features.
Alt-J will shortly tour the UK, starting in Glasgow on 29 October.