Nicos Livesey and Tom Bunker took inspiration from denim-clad fans and their band patches in the conception of the all-embroidered music video for heavy metal group Throne, and their new track 'Tharsis Sleeps'.
With the support of Channel 4's Random Acts, Dazed Digital, Harry Hill as an Executive Prooducer, endless Kickstarter backing and a hand-full of digital sewing machines, the world's first frame-by-frame embroidered music video was brought into glorious existence!
The seven month stop-motion project saw the creation of approximately 3000 individualy sewn frames, each one a work of art in its own right. The frames are currently being exhibited at the Cob Gallery, London.
"Following the lyrics and concept of the song 'Tharsis Sleeps' we journey with the band on a mission to terraform Mars and make it habitable for human existence.
Tharsis is a volcanic region on Mars that is home to some of the largest volcanoes in the solar system. Terra forming is the theoretical process of deliberately modifying a planets atmosphere, temperature, surface topography or ecology to be similar to the biosphere of Earth to make if habitable by Earth-like life.
By dropping a nuclear bomb into Mars' volcano Tholus, Throne aim to erupt all the volcanoes on the red planet thus heating up the atmosphere and rising the icy seas that lie beneath it's surface. Making Mars habitable and saving the human race from imminent self-destruction on their home planet, Earth.
When things don't go to plan Throne end up nuking themselves and haunt the red planet as ghosts whilst the planet turns into a psychedelic wonderland." Nicos Livesey and Tom Bunker