the pugh pulse
Gareth Pugh and Ruth Hogben collaborate on a techno laced impressionistic short film for the Spring/Summer 2011 collection.
For his Spring/Summer 2011 collection, Gareth Pugh collaborated with burgeoning filmmaker Ruth Hodgen to create a short film which teeters between electro cool and sci-fi fantasy. Aptly laced with a throbbing techno beat and moments of silence, the film 8 iconic 90s supermodel Kristen McMenamy moving animal-like against black space and white light. The film moves from impressionistic snapshots to slow motion body morphing where McMenamy's body is encased in silver: limbs swinging and sticking to create a myriad of spider-like forms. Embodying a lurching, stiff, futuristic grace, the film perfectly encapsulates Pugh's unique brand of brooding, hyper-cool. Words by Jacinta Mulders.