Nodey and Tzianzhuo Chen | "G.H.O.S.T"

by BJ Panda Bear

The mood and sound of Nodey’s track “G.H.O.S.T” provides an eclectic and modern take on the way which we consume and feel todays layered sound of clashing and complementary worlds of music. A product of his Vietnamese roots paired with his upbringing in Parisian nightlife, The musician is further accentuated by his decorated visual by Chinese contemporary artist Tzianzhuo Chen. The stunning visuals are primal and decadent all at once creating a jarring texture that is simply sublime.

About the visuals starring, Beio and Baby China Yu, Chen elaborates that, “In the Indian holy city of Varanasi, on the banks of the Ganges River, they perform a type of street theatre. As a holy river of Hinduism and Buddhism, many Indians believe that the Ganges flows out of Shiva’s hair, and that its waters may wash away their sins and release them from the cycle of reincarnation. The piece was recorded over two days and one night, the performers’ dancing freely recorded like in the documentation of folk culture. The performance begins in the early morning as the two dancers prepare their clothing and makeup on the banks of the Ganges, and continues with rituals on a boat drifting across the water and purification in front of the Shiva temple, before ending with a taboo dance at the riverside cremation grounds. By filming from early morning to night, as if from birth to death.”