Nina Cristante is an artist, autodidactic nutritionist, Aquarius and my best friend. Had it not been for a mutual friend linking us during her temporary stay in NYC seven months back, I may’ve never been introduced to the full spectrum of her work. Just a subtle trail of digital breadcrumbs. Slow-mo-promo. A whisper, a wink, a bikini body meme. A deliberately ambiguous website hosting austere at-home workout videos and fragments of clients’ food diaries.
The video for “Wijd,” off the Massacooramaan debut Dead Long Time EP may be the most accurate representation of the PaleoDiet club kid’s survival kit. Directed by Kingdom and Subtrança, its cluster of party flyers, combo edge knives, and rendered rain water suggest a new evolutionary logic; a neo-primordial ooze littered with refuge of the present day. Dead Long Time is out now on Fade to Mind and is available for download or stream.