U2 Unveil ‘Films Of Innocence’


A total of 11 art films, each one inspired by a track on the U2 album ‘Songs Of Innocence,’ has been unveiled today under the collective title ‘Films Of Innocence.’

The films have been made by the world’s most acclaimed urban visual artists, and have premiered across 11 platforms for 24 hours starting at 4pm GMT today (December 8). They will then be removed from the individual platforms and be made commercially available via iTunes and Amazon. Subscribers to the U2 website will receive an exclusive bonus in the form of Conor Harington’s visual interpretation of the bonus track on the ‘Songs Of Innocence’ album, ‘Crystal Ballroom.’

The artists behind the films are Oliver Jeffers, Robin Rhode, D*Face, Mode 2, Chloe Early, Ganzeer, Vhils, Maser, ROA, DALeast, and Todd James. With the political murals of Northern Ireland as a reference point, the artists had complete creative freedom to display their own responses to the music of the Irish rock giants, in a series of films that combine animation and live action.

The film ‘Sleep Like A Baby Tonight’ by ROA is being hosted by Rolling Stone, and can be seen here. The following is the full list of 11 titles and their creators, preceded in each case by the platform on which they are available to view today:

Complex – "Every Breaking Wave” by Robin Rhode
Dazed Digital – "Cedarwood Road” by Maser
Dezeen - "Iris (Hold Me Close)” by Chloe Early
Juxtapoz – "The Troubles" by Todd James
The Nerdist - “California (There Is No End To Love)" – D*Face
Nowness – "Raised by Wolves” by Vhils
NPR - “Song For Someone” by Mode 2
Paper Magazine - "This Is Where You Can Find Me Now” by DALeast
Pitchfork – “Volcano" by Ganzeer
Rolling Stone - "Sleep Like A Baby Tonight” by ROA
Stereogum - Oliver Jeffers / “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” by Oliver Jeffers



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