The 1975 - Weirdcore responds to ‘Bagsy Not In Net’
‘Bagsy Not In Net’ from The 1975’s new album, ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’. Out now - the1975.lnk.to/noacf
The 1975 and Ben Ditto have curated an online exhibition of 15 artists responding to tracks from ‘NOACF’.
10 Weirdcore responds to ‘Bagsy Not In Net’
Weirdcore’s film is a tale of two star-crossed lovers. It begins with two astronauts floating in space, “drifting in and out of the screen trying to reach each other,” he says. “Then once the beat kicks in it all starts turning into patterns; and then reverts to deep space when the beat stops and loops back to start.”
Study anything for long enough and patterns begin to emerge. In Weirdcore’s hands, the whole universe is a pattern: images of astronauts and other interstellar bodies - asteroids, spacecraft, Earth, the planets, the Milky Way - are repeated over and again in dancing, rhythmic, shifting and intricate patterns. Space, his piece suggests, is a great cosmic dance of planets waltzing around one another.
In response to ‘Bagsy Not In Net’ he’s made an animated collage that shifts and remakes itself; a kaleidoscopic planetarium which was choreographed in advance and then performed live on his desktop to the song and recorded on his screen. While locked down at home, Weirdcore was dreaming of lovers in space.
“Leaving you here,” sings The 1975’s Matty Healy, “is the thing that I fear so I fight it.”
Both astronauts try to come closer throughout the song, to join the thousand-mile-high club, or maybe just to feel the intimacy of touch, but can’t.
Over Matty’s repeated refrain of “Do you wanna leave at the same time?” they do, in the end, leave at the same time, but not together; both drift off into the void and disappear into the blackness, into the night, as lovers often do.