In a brand new editorial collaboration between NOWNESS and Dazed Beauty, filmmaker Amy Gwatkin gifts this satisfyingly sensual find out about of slime. “We sought after to influence clear of Nickelodeon-style sliming, and against a extra shut up—however now not too critical—exploration of a bodily sensation that skirts between disgust and ecstasy,” explains the London-based director.
In order to succeed in this chic consequence, Gwatkin recruited Ami Evelyn Hughes, editor of GUT Magazine, to immerse herself in a sloppy and unlit vat—the place the act of being slimed is reworked right into a pleasing visible and sonic enjoy that edges between grossness and greatness.
“Casting Ami was once in point of fact essential as a result of she went that further mile to if truth be told be totally submerged,” explains Gwatkin. “Slime has associations with procreation, coverage, putrefaction and the alien, so it was once just right to paintings with a palette of greys and beiges in addition to purple and inexperienced slimes.
“I’m a fan of messy issues,” Gwatkin continues. “But I got here up towards my very own limitations capturing this: even the smallest shift against the ‘flawed’ color or texture, and the associations develop into extra strongly disgusting than alluring. But disgust can also be thrilling too.”
This is the second one episode of Dazed Beauty’s Pretty Ugly collection, which is devoted to the gorgeous and the gross, and a birthday celebration of what is elegant within the atypical. You can watch extra right here.