More behind the scenes footage from “Stranger’s Kiss”

More behind the scenes footage from “Stranger’s Kiss”

Flaunt Magazine interviewed Alex Cameron on September 15, 2017 and they released some polaroid footage from behind the scenes of music video Stranger’s Kiss. Read and view photos below.

ALEX CAMERON TAKES US DEEPER INTO THE STORY BEHIND “STRANGER’S KISS” VIDEO WITH EVOCATIVE POLAROIDS

Alex Cameron is an Australian singer-songwriter who mixes acting and music in the character-driven vein of singer/raconteurs like Tom Waits and David Bowie; in his case taking on the persona of a motel-hopping, down-and-out urbanite plying his music in the grimy streets of New York City. This tendency towards character and story allows Alex to create a unique aesthetic that ties his music and his videos together into beautifully damaged pieces of brilliant storytelling. His voice and style seem like a natural fit for Angel Olsen, an acclaimed American singer-songwriter who has had dreams of becoming a pop star since she was young, and made good on those dreams with a series of mournfully gorgeous records conjuring worlds of love lost and beauty in pain.

As expected, Cameron and Olsen’s voices blend harmoniously together in the duet for “Stranger’s Kiss.” What wasn’t expected was the beautifully strange storyline for the visuals that Cameron and director/actress Jemima Kirke created to pair with the song. Cameron, appearing as a hustling subway busker, stars in the music video alongside Kirke, Cameron’s down-and-out admirer, who combs the city frantically for the man she loves. In the video, Kirke starts off on her own, carrying a folded photo of Cameron, displaying it for others to see out in the streets of New York. She eventually finds the musician in the photo at the subway train station, essentially doing the same thing she was doing–attempting to grab the attention of pedestrians passing through. The strangers end up finding comfort in each other’s familiarity and share a “Stranger’s Kiss”.

We had Alex continue his vision for the video’s story with a series of polaroids paired with poetic, eerie captions that show a romance blooming out of desperation in the grimy cracks between the city’s facade:


Jemima’s about the same height as my mother. I’ve got the same look as her father. There’s nothing wrong with two strangers getting what they need out of each other.
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Source: Source: Flaunt (US)

Jemima to join new Netflix series ‘Maniac’

This is such exciting news! Jemima is joining a new series made by Netflix and can’t wait to get more information about this!

Girls‘ alumna Jemima Kirke is set to recur opposite Emma Stone and Jonah Hill in the high-profile 10-episode Netflix series Maniac. Character details are being kept under wraps.

Maniac, written by Patrick Somerville based on the 2014 Norwegian series, revolves around the fantasy worlds of Hill and Stone’s characters. Filming is underway on the Paramount TV/Anonymous Content dark comedy in New York City, with Cary Fukunaga set to direct all episodes.

Kirke co-starred opposite Lena Dunham as Jessa on all six seasons of Girls. She can be seen in the recently released The Little Hours and recently wrapped a starring role in Untogether, written and directed by Emma Forest. She’s repped by CAA and MGMT Entertainment.

Source: Deadline (US)

Source: Source: Deadline (US)

Alex Cameron interview, mentions Jemima

The very talented musician Alex Cameron and also boyfriend of Jemima was interviewed by Rolling Stone (Australia) magazine and he mentions Jemima, see quotes below.

It’s been two years since Cameron set foot on Australian soil, where he started with esteemed electronica trio Seekae (who are still active). The closest thing he has to a home base these days is New York, the setting for his newfound romance with Girls actor Jemima Kirke.

“If we have five days off, we go to New York. We spend a lot of money on flights. Me and Roy both [have] romantic engagements in New York, and that’s a beautiful thing to have if you’re a touring musician, and you have a partner that tolerates that — or they have their own shit going on so they actually require you to be absent.”

Kirke directs and stars in the video for Cameron’s duet with Angel Olsen, “Stranger’s Kiss”, the shoot for which was captured by paparazzi. “A friend sent that through to me,” he marvels. “Jesus Christ, isn’t that fucking ridiculous?”

“She’s had a big impact on the visual direction of the record,” Cameron adds of Kirke.

“We rely heavily on the input of our vastly more intelligent partners. Women have been a huge impact on what we do as musicians and writers. We don’t have much money, we rely on people seeing that they can get something out of us in terms of creativity. I do feel like I’m in a decent place emotionally,” he concludes. “I feel very attached to love, and work.”

Source: Source: Rolling Stone (Australia)

Alice + Olivia Fashion Week Display Is the Chelsea Hotel of a New Era

A drawing of the installment and more about the project.

Artists design rooms and inspire clothes in an ode to New York City’s notorious creative commune

Before downtown lofts, there was the Chelsea Hotel. Since opening its doors in the 1880s, the landmark 12-story building—one of the city’s first cooperatives—has been, arguably, New York City’s most notorious creative commune. From Andy Warhol to poet Rene Ricard, artists of all media graced its halls and created in its rooms. (And yes, it was also the site of that Sid Vicious murder.) Today, the Chelsea Hotel no longer allows long-term stays, but its bohemian whims left a lasting impression on fashion designer Stacey Bendet, so much so that her Alice + Olivia Spring 2018 New York Fashion Week presentation is staged as an interactive, contemporary version. On September 12, several up-and-coming female artists will create “rooms” in the Skylight Clarkson to house the spring looks tailored by Bendet.

Rendering of the sitting room with artwork by Jemima Kirke and Susie Lopez. The Angelica Hicks–designed bathroom space is adjacent.

The motivation behind her inspiration this season, admits the designer, was a little bit of nostalgia. “I was flooded with memories of one of my first photo shoots, which Mick Rock shot in the hotel,” she said. “And I began to think of who would live there today.” In Bendet’s vision, those residents were young female artists: Francesca DiMattio, Angelica Hicks, Jemima Kirke, Susie Lopez, Lola Schnabel (who actually lived in the original Chelsea Hotel for a decade), Lucy Sparrow, Scout and Tallulah Willis, and Blair Z. Her choices in creative collaboration set out to correct what she sees as a larger art world problem: “I feel like female artists are hugely undervalued,” she explained. “I asked multiple people to name three living female artists with name recognition, and no one could do it.” Wanting to showcase talents she feels are underrepresented in today’s art world, the designer selected the group of women based on their merits—and previous working relationships.

Among a few original pieces of Chelsea Hotel furniture, the artists were given full license to design as inspired, and their work, in turn, influenced Bendet’s collection. For her space, illustrator Hicks designed a wallpaper based on the female form—her nipple-coconut palm print is now an Alice + Olivia printed blouse and sweater. Schnabel’s floral pattern (“not so many petals as bells”) is also incorporated as a print, and her draped statue takes a cue from ancient Greek sculpture but, amusingly, wears a sculpted version of Bendet signature sunglasses. Sparrow transformed the kitchen into a felt-covered world where Scout Willis will be singing live. The presentation promises as much artistic activity as an apartment in the co-op. “That space can never be fully reproduced,” said former resident Schnabel, who lived in the building’s penthouse and was a neighbor to Rene Ricard. “But Stacey has so much empathy. She emulated the jewel-box feeling.”

Source: Architectural Digest

Source: Source: Architectural Digest

Chelsea Hotel Installment – Alice + Olivia’s Spring 2018 Collection Presentation

Chelsea Hotel Installment – Alice + Olivia’s Spring 2018 Collection Presentation

Article written about the installment that Jemima took part in as well as the room Jemima designed.

Forget the Catwalk—One Designer Got Jemima Kirke and Other Celebrity Artists to Make an Art Show for Fashion Week Instead

Stacey Bendet invited female artists to build out interactive “rooms” as a tribute to the Chelsea Hotel’s artsy heydey.

Designer Stacey Bendet took an unusual approach to this edition of New York Fashion Week. In lieu of the traditional runway show, Bendet enlisted a cadre of female artists—including Girls actress and painter Jemima Kirke, British sculptor Lucy Sparrow, and sisters Tallulah and Scout Willis—to create work for an interactive art and fashion gallery for her brand Alice + Olivia, held this afternoon.

“I feel like female artists are hugely undervalued and underexposed today,” said Bendet in an email to artnet News. “I asked multiple people to name three living female artists with name recognition and no one could do it—in this era of proposed equality and equal pay, women in the art world are some of the most disadvantaged. I wanted to show some of the young female artists I consider the most talented today.”

Admittedly, Bendet is spotlighting a group of women who have gotten a bit of a head start in terms of finding art-world success. Even predating her Girls fame, Kirke is the daughter of famed British drummer Simon Kirke, and the Willis sisters are, of course, the progeny of Hollywood royalty Demi Moore—who was in attendance—and Bruce Willis. The show also features illustrator Angelica Hicks, whose father is literally the second cousin of the UK’s Prince Charles, heir to the throne.
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Source: Source: Artnet

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