Wangechi Mutu On Making a Music Video for Pegasus Warning via @OkayAfrica
Wangechi Mutu: Much of the mood and imagery for Pegasus Warning’s was first and foremost inspired by this gorgeous, heart-achingly, multilayered and thoughtful lyrics and of course the music of this song “Try So Hard.”
The images that came to mind were those of Rodin’s sculptures.
Our set was built to reference cast bronze and two large pedestals were made for the actors. I wanted to harness the raw power and weight of Rodin’s erotic figures.
There is an incredible amount of movement in his sculptures because of his expressive style and the intense gestures and straining musculature of his forms. I wanted to see what it would be like for those figures to actually move around the room.