William Orbit 'Adagio for strings'

Music video
Luke Losey
William Orbit
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Serious pictures

More dystopian imagery. At the time this was a groundbreaking mix of animation and live action. I wanted to tell the story of a tree over a hundred years, its inspired by Taoism. According to Lao-tse, the more humans interfered with the natural balance produced and governed by the universal laws, the further away the harmony retreated into the distance. The more forcing, the more trouble. Whether heavy or light, wet or dry, fast or slow, everything had its own nature already within it, which could not be violated without causing difficulties. When abstract and arbitrary rules were imposed from the outside, struggle was inevitable. The tree standing alone unchanging represents this....

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