We decided to make a video for the Radiohead cover track too. Helping us was Berlin-based visual artist, Doireann O’Malley.
Watch video here: Anika w/ Obi Blanche - Fitter Happier
Video © Doireann O’Malley and Annika Henderson (Anika Invada, Stones Throw/Invada Records)
Film by: Doireann O’Malley
Music by: Annika Henderson (Stones Throw/Invada Records) and Obi Blanche (Tigerbeat6) for Musikexpress, Germany.
A film made by Berlin-based visual artist, Doireann O’Malley, for Anika and Obi’s cover of Radiohead’s ‘Fitter Happier’, using found super-8 footage.
The film explores the politics of observation, documenting the antagonistic relationship between an anonymous woman and her voyeuristic counterpart, within the context of a pre-unified Berlin.
It subtly interrogates the relationship between public and private and the blurring of the boundaries between documentary and fiction.
Anika: “Having seen some of Doireann’s work, i was keen to get her involved. I admire the way she works with found film and re-appropriates it in a way that respects the previous owner or the subject of the footage.
Without explanation or direction, i handed over the track allowing for a new narrative to form independently of mine and Obi’s interpretation. Her practice involves collecting and assembling films, text, images, sounds and objects. “