FKA twigs will take part in Manchester International Festival this year with a seven-day residency at the former Granada Studios site. The seemingly very busy avant-pop star will allow small groups of visitors to watch her make seven videos.
Twigs has carved out a well deserved reputation as someone who makes shit hot videos, so the residency is sure to throw up some interesting work. It's not unlike PJ Harvey's "Recording In Progress" project, which saw fans observe the singer record her new album behind a sheet of one-way glass.
FKA twigs has an extremely healthy relationship with film. She choreographed a scene in British film Catch Me Daddy, that the director describes as "the heart of the film" and last year famously worked with Google Glass to create a video called #throughglass. For our 2014 summer issue, twigs worked with Dazed to direct a series of films, including one on krump crew Wet Wipez. Safe to say, she knows what she's doing.
The festival will also play host to artist Gerhard Richter and contemporary composer Arvo Pärt, who will present works inspired by each other. Actress Maxine Peake, who recently hosted BBC culture show Artsnight, wil star in a play scored by Anthony Hegarty and Damon Albarn will present a musical based on Alice In Wonderland.
Check out the FKA twigs-directed film Wet Wipez below: