James K premieres self-produced film ‘Ultra Facial!'

New York artist James K presents new 15min filmed piece, ‘Ultra Facial!’, soundtracked by her recent release on AD 93. The film includes four of the five tracks off of the release, one of which features Yves Tumor.

The film was completely self-funded and self-produced in October & December 2020 in Death Valley LA and New York. In James K’s style of bringing her fever dreams to life in true DIY fashion, this piece encompasses much of her artistic practice, including building all the props and sets, doing all the makeup, styling, writing, directing, editing, graphics, animation.

She collaborated with a number of friends on this project, including nail artist, Sojin, who is renowned for her 3D nature-inspired nails and has previously worked with Rihanna, Kesley Lu, Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish and more. The film also features the incredible new works of artist Cajsa von Zeipel, animated by James K, who brings Cajsa’s silicon women into zoom chat existence. The tattoo artist, Will Sheldon, who tattoo’s the title of the film on one of the featured artists within the film, Solo Termite.

In a statement on the film James K says:
The film finds my recurring artistic persona ‘PET’ back in action, since her last appearance on the self-titled LP from 2016. PET represents the meta-fetishized girl, a character stuck in the feedback loop. Each moment of the film is a symbol to dissect—references both blatant and cryptic. PET seeks to take you on a mobius-journey which never ends. These symbols may ask: who is Aqua’s ‘Barbie Girl?’ Can something be so pink that it blinds? Can something be so natural that it appears artificial, or are Russian A.I.’s zoom chatting with one another behind our backs? We’re all Wizards in OS, so why go home? Remember when Britney was first on the cover of Rollingstone or Billie Eilish on the cover of Vogue? Who creates PET? Is she the bootleg version of a Grecian mythos or did she appear in the First Testament? I think she’s really big in Japan. How many times has she been translated over? Are our words just memes? Are our eyes just ears? Find all this out and more in, Ultra Facial! Coming to a smart phone near you or in your hand already.

Welcome to PET Vision: Spiral your dreams into reality. Be the loop that feeds™ you. Ultra Facial!

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