Video: Kallisti, “Arc of Fire”



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Last we heard from d'Eon, he was dropping SoundCloud-only installments of his ongoing, instrumental Music For Keyboards series, which he started as a platform for creating music "as far-removed as possible from the normal anxieties of influence and the capitalist duress under which all artists produce material in the 21st century." With its gold-painted female nudes and somewhat porn-grade image quality, this NSFW, Lorenzo Senni-directed video from the Montréal artist's previously unheard Kallisti project would seem, by contrast, to confront today's profit-driven, link-baiting information economy head-on, even as the hyper-stylized movements of the dancers hark back to the sculptures of antiquity. According to d'Eon, Kallisti takes its name from the expression inscribed on the Greek mythological "golden apple of discord," which sparked a feud of vanity between Hera, Athena and Aphordite that would eventually lead to the Trojan war. Enigmatically, the artist describes the eight club music deconstructions on Kallisti's Arc Of Fire EP as themselves very "golden apple-esque." It's out today via UNO NYC imprint No Relation.

Video: Kallisti, “Arc of Fire”