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The Chemical Brothers and Beck share new video for “Wide Open” — watch

on January 25, 2016, 10:50am

Last summer, The Chemical Brothers released Born in the Echoes, their first album since 2010. The LP, which has since gone on to earn the UK outfit a Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album, boasts a number of collaborations, including the Beck-aided “Wide Open”.

Today, its accompanying music video has been revealed, directed by dom&nic (The Smashing Pumpkins, David Bowie, Trent Reznor). It focuses on a dancer whose body morphs into a non-flesh entity, allowing viewers to see her in a most intimate way — literally wide open. A press release details the technical process behind the clip:

“Dom&nic’s vision was to merge the mechanical and organic, having been inspired by procedural cellular structures;  their VFX Team created a full CG model of the dancer, Sonoya Mizuno, comprising of 107 individual anatomic rigs, as well as bespoke tools to allow the seamless transformation which happens during the dance.”

Watch below.