Avant-garde creators Masa Kawamura, Aramique & Qanta Shimizu have always been on the cutting edge of technology & visuals. Lauded globally as innovators, their latest creation is a uniquely constructed and executed video for Cut Copy’s “We Are Explorers,” which premiered today with FastCompany.
The video features 3D-printed characters exploring the streets of Los Angeles, every frame of which has been created with stop-motion photography. A compelling adventure story, Kawamura & Aramique explain: “we wanted it to be tactile, to feel like a real adventure and felt we could accomplish this by creating a tangible character that we would shoot outside on location in every place.
Giving fans the opportunity to live their own “We Are Explorers” adventure story, BitTorrentis providing access to the 3D files so they can print them themselves & creative their own narratives of exploration. As Kawamura & Aramique elaborate, “Our goal with BitTorrent is to hand everything over to the public…our storyboards, stop-motion technical plans, 3D files for every figurine, and see what they do with it. Even if people just print the 8 figurines that make up the running sequence there’s so much they can do and so many places the story can go.”
Cut Copy will make their way back stateside for a string of national tour dates with Jessy Lanza this spring.
North American Tour w/ Jessy Lanza
3/19: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
3/20: Washington, DC @ Echostage
3/21: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
3/22: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
3/24: Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
3/25: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
3/26: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
3/31: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
4/1: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium