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Belly Of The Beast

Chris Cunningham’s latest video is a haunting journey through the subway and overground lines of New York City, featuring Gil Scott-Heron. Based on Scott-Heron’s song from his latest album I’m New Here, it’s an extended, visual rendition of the themes of the song and the anguish of its author. Lighting is provided by reflections and glare, figures merge in the shadow of night, window reels glow in the dark in an endless animated cascade, and New York City emerges from the pit like a vision in a broken down, post modern, drifting mind.