We've written before about music videos inspired by and filmed at great works of architecture—like Philip Johnson's Glass House, captured in a video for work by musician Julianna Barwick, or the Southern Gothic homes that inspired Beyoncé's Formation music video (about which we talked, exclusively, to the set designer).
For band Super Magic Hats's song "Transpose," Aussie illustrator Tessa Chong created (in collaboration with fellow artist Lee Arkapaw) this animated music video, which, inspired by Chong's time in Japan, takes viewers on a psychedelic trip through that southeast Asian country's city streets, transit systems, and more. It's a wild ride. In an interview with Dezeen, Chong reveals that the inspiration for the video, which is in turns otherworldly and deeply familiar, was Japan's cityscapes.
You can watch the full video below and learn more about Chong's work on her website.
- Tessa Chong contrasts Japanese landscapes and cityscapes for Super Magic Hats video [Dezeen]
- Tessa Chong [Tessa Chong]
- Beyoncé's 'Formation': How a Historic Pasadena Home Went Southern Gothic for This Year's Biggest Video [Curbed]
- House Music: Beautiful Video Shot at Philip Johnson’s New Canaan Masterpiece [Curbed]