For #FlashbackFriday, in lieu of yesterday’s review of opera ’The Life and Death of Marina Abramović’, here’s the music video for ‘Cut The World’ by Antony + The Johnsons. Directed by NABIL, starring Willem Dafoe, Carice van Houten + Marina Abramović, the video deals with the violent outcome between Willem’s likable businessman + Carice, his secretary. It begins with a pleasant conversation between the two, started by Carice, but something just doesn’t seem right.
As the song builds, so does the video’s tension, with the intensity of Carice’s gestures + facial expressions. Then suddenly, out of nowhere, Carice slits Dafoe’s neck, in a harsh yet neat fashion.