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2022 | HD | 14m

a.o.k is about the experience of making pop videos and pop music. Using only behind the scenes and B-roll footage altered with animations, it is a painting of the emotional experience behind and in front of the camera. It is as much about the content as it is about the making of it.

The project revolves around a series of music videos created to original tracks but the end results are neither seen nor heard; what remains visible, however, are the sensations of the contributors during the production.

It is a journey that cramps with discomfort at the beginning but opens up, softens and releases into something tender and compassionate. The result is relentless and unforgiving but it is an ode to the loving images we create of ourselves.

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Performers - Jaana-Kristiina Alakoski, Bess Barkholt, Nadja Voorham, Victoria Kaldan, Ofelia Jarl Ortega, Sheroy Katila, Masayuki Watanabe, Guido Tarricone, Joshua Leon, Elisa Grasso, Ryan Kalkman, Jazbo Gross

Editing - Christopher Tym
Animation - Christopher Tym
Additional Animation - Daniel Swan, Andrea Zavala Folache

Music, Sound Design - Christopher Tym
Mixing, Additional Structuring - Joris Benjamins
Original Tracks Written, Performed & Produced by BESS
Original Tracks Co-Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Conway Ellis

Click here to listen to the original source tracks by BESS

© Christopher Tym 2022