Santigold collaborates w/ Wangechi Mutu for experimental animation ‘The End of Eating Everything’

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Santigold is known for unique and innovative style, something that is one of her most compelling features, and now she’s taken that innovative mindset a step further in a new collaboration with Brooklyn-based Kenyan artist and sculptor Wangechi Mutu – on The End of Eating Everything.

An extract from Mutu’s first animated video, currently being shown at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art in Durham, North Carolina, The End of Eating Everything runs eight minutes long and focuses on the journey of a flying, planet-like being as it navigates a dreary skyscape. The being, a “sick planet,” is lost in a polluted atmosphere that lacks foundation and is led by gluttony to its doom.

As you can probably tell, the creature is a metaphor for Earth and its dangerous desire to consume. The audio in the animation was also created by Mutu, and blends organic and industrial sounds, which you could probably argue is an extension of the metaphor.

The video was commissioned by the Nasher Museum as part of its Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey exhibition, and can be viewed in full at the Museum through July 21, 2013.

Check out a preview of video below, and as a bonus you can catch an interview with Mutu and Santigold just beneath it.

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