FKA twigs has directed and starred in a new short film for the 2022 International Woolmark Prize – watch ‘Playscape’ in its entirety below.
The film, made in tribute to the fashion prize, sees twigs dancing to X-Ray Spex track ‘Identity’ and was filmed in Queens, New York at the Noguchi Foundation Museum, specifically among the works of sculptor Isamu Noguchi.
twigs said of the opportunity in a statement: “It is an honour to be chosen by the Woolmark Prize to work with such talented designers and to create my first piece of work with Juliano Nunes, innovator of dance for the Avant Garden collective.
Watch ‘Playscape’ in full below.
Elsewhere, twigs teamed up with Swedish rapper Yung Lean last week on new track ‘Bliss’. The track appears on Yung Lean’s new mixtape, ‘Stardust’, which is out now.
The track followed the artist’s new mixtape ‘Caprisongs’, which came out in January, and its latest single ‘Meta Angel’ recently received its own video.
In the Aidan Zamiri-directed clip, an alter-ego of the singer wields a bow and arrow atop a London skyscraper and shoots twigs, who’s in a park below, in the heart. A floored twigs then sings the song as she lays on the grass.
The mixtape’s singles ‘Tears in the Club’ and ‘Jealousy’ were released ahead of the full project being shared, with the former featuring The Weeknd and the latter featuring Rema. Other collaborations on ‘Caprisongs’ come from Jorja Smith, Pa Salieu, Daniel Caesar, Unknown T and Shygirl.
Twigs confirmed last October that she had written the whole mixtape during lockdown.
“I just decided one day,” she said as part of the GRAMMY Museum’s new series Programs at Home. “It was 1/3 of the way through and I just went and did it. It was really amazing because I worked predominantly with an amazing artist and producer called El Guincho, and I did the whole thing with pretty much all of the collaborators over FaceTime.”