Stephane Sednaoui

(Video director whose work includes U2’s ’Mysterious Ways’, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ’Give It Away’ and The Black Crowes’ ’Sometimes Salvation’. Currently working on Björk’s live video.)

We’ve been trying not to make the live video look like an interview, because she has done so many, but more like abstract, dreamy portraits. It’s not reportage, following her everywhere. She could be on the subway, or talking about waiting at airports or a dream. Different images open other doors... She reminds me of an actress like Anna Magnani, the wife of Roberto Rossilini, where all inside, her emotions, shows on the face. But it’s not tortured, just everything is real, all pure. In three words : emotional, alive, shining.

Select, june 1994