"The Lacemakers" short experimental film is a clever new visual endeavor by Alice Cohen and NY-based filmmaker Stephanie Wuertz, featuring a new version of this instrumental track created especially for the film.
The video was shot on high contrast, black and white 16mm film; animated lace was optically printed and superimposed on footage of Alice Cohen channeling a mystifying silent movie star persona, as well as spiders: the proto-lacemakers. The imagery is smoothly threaded between coarse silhouettes and fine detailing, alternately hiding and revealing Cohen's glistening eyes. This artful composite complements the alluring, far-east tinted synth loops. (International Tapes co-premiere)
"The Lacemakers" was first released on Daniel Lopatin’s 2010 compilation “Radio Scenic Glow Volume One.” A new version appeared on the "Pink Keys" LP released via Olde English Spelling Bee and Crinoline Records.