When Icelandic band Sigur Rós unveiled their latest album, Valtari, they opted to mix things up by handing over the reigns of its music videos to their filmmaker friends. In what they’ve dubbed The Valtari Mystery Film Experiment, the band gave a dozen cinematographers $10,000, a copy of their record, and instructed them to make whatever they pleased. A new video will be released each week through November on the band’s website, with creations coming from the likes of Ramin Bahrani and John Cameron Mitchell.
The latest product of the game, Fjögur Pianó, is directed by Alma Har’el, whose Bombay Beach won the prize for Best Documentary at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Her haunting contribution follows Transformer darling Shia LaBeouf and dancer Denna Thomsen, who are stuck in a sad, vicious cycle of addiction and desire. In a drug-induced oblivion, the passionate couple hangs out high in their apartment and struggle to fill the void left when it wears off. Oh, and it shows LaBeouf in the buff.
Watch previous and forthcoming videos here. The next entry will be released on July 2.