The latest release from the Late David Turpin’s album ‘We Belong Dead’. Check out the “supernatural/pastoral dream/nightmare” inspired video below.
The Late David Turpin – New Video: “The Hotel”
“The Hotel” is the latest single to be taken from The Late David Turpin’s album “We Belong Dead” (**** – The Irish Times). The single is accompanied by a video, made in collaboration with photographer/editor Killian Broderick and starring siblings Julie Shanley and Jack Shanley (as well as Turpin and his own brother). The video was shot on location in the Wicklow mountains and in the atmospheric Bray Head Hotel (recently used as a location for Neil Jordan’s Byzantium).
Partially inspired by esoteric fantasies of the mid-1970s including John Boorman’s Zardoz (1974) and Louis Malle’s Black Moon (1975), the video features multiple fragmented strands suggesting human sacrifice and transformation. Pivoting around a movement piece choreographed by Jack Shanley, the video is purposely ambiguous, collapsing the distinction between interior and exterior, and one body and another. Turpin says “I really like films and videos that aren’t about one specific thing, but that are suggestive of multiple things they might be about. Rather than telling a story, I wanted our video to suggest many possible stories, both in itself and in relation to the two previous videos taken from the album”.