KRAS x L i L i † H / PHALLUS

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KRAS is a music/art project formed by Brandon Reeff and partner Duncan Gosling.  Our idea for the project is to create visual pieces, along with music released as singles, that we produce with a variety of producers. For our latest work, we worked alongside mentor and friend L i L i † h, who produced the song and played Mother in the video. 

Brandon Reeff & Duncan Gosling

Dirk Steenkamp

L i L i † h

PHOTOGRAPHY: (Performance)
Kyle Strydom

For us, the song represents “daddy” issues. We asked artist and friend, Ed Young, to star in the video because of his bold aesthetics, that are also represented in his artworks. This influenced the subject of our video greatly, from a thematic to an aesthetical point of view. 

With the use of high contrast to the video’s aesthetic, lighting was a major theme to the filming of the video and acted as a continuing theme from our previous video, Coloured Lights

We did a performance piece at the AVA Gallery titled ‘walk over me’ to preview the video. Where Brandon laid in front of the entrance to the gallery for an hour and a half. The premise and the point of the performance piece were for people to walk over Brandon’s figure laying on the floor whilst entering the gallery space. This represented the human urge to want someone to love you so much, that you’d allow them to walk over you.

The use of cling film to wrap me, was a tribute to L i L i † h and represented constraint. Other materials that were used for the performance were lilies, mirror and organza (which also formed part of the video) and signified a special meaning to the piece. We like creating abstruse visual work that provokes critical thought and emotions simultaneously. By keeping it minimal and abstract, we give viewers the freedom of self-interpretation.

Produced by:  
L i L i † h – @tiinykniives 

Filmed/edited by: 
Dirk Steenkamp – @dirk_steenkamp 
Assisted by: 
Kleinjan Groenewald – @k.groenewald

Studio 11:11 – @studio_eleveneleven

Clanelle Burger – @clanelleburger 

Astrid Lillie Rademacher – @_desire_lines
Simone van Buuren – @vroeteldier

Mikhailia Petersen – @mikhailiapetersen

Ed Young – @edyoung55

Association for Visual Arts –
KRAS – @kras000000

Kyle Strydom – @kylestrydom_