Niko & Tierney Present: WICKED GAMES
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Today, Los Angeles based artists Niko Karamyan and Tierney Finster release their new music video WICKED GAMES on DIS!
Niko and Tierney codirect and star in WICKED GAMES as abstractions of themselves and the lovers we first met in Can We Talk and Drop – the first two videos in their trilogy CAUGHT FEELINGS. WICKED GAMES is the third and final video in CAUGHT FEELINGS.
The Serpentine Re Rebaudengo grant funded the project. Niko and Tierney received the grant after submitting “Can We Talk” and “Drop” to Dis Crit 2013. Niko and Tierney proudly won the award by popular online vote.The award was made possible by Torino’s Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, in conjunction with the Serpentine Galleries, Dis Magazine, and Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets’ 89+ research project.
WICKED GAMES features an original reproduction of Chris Isaak’s classic crooning anthem Wicked Game, produced by Napolian–a masterful electronic musician and childhood friend to Niko and Tierney, signed to the label Software.
WICKED GAMES is the first of the CAUGHT FEELINGS videos to feature Niko’s own vocals, recorded by the Grammy award winning producer Illangelo, and the first in the series to be shot in highdefinition.
WICKED GAMES is a road trip through love’s cyclical nature – an ode to the pain and pleasure that drives us all.
Niko and Tierney will celebrate their release this Thursday evening at the opening party for WICKED GAMES Upstairs at Ace Hotel in Downtown L.A.
Directed by Niko and Tierney