During Sundance, Kristen Stewart earned all kinds of accolades for her unexpected turn as Joan Jett in The Runaways. Even Dakota Fanning, who stars opposite Stewart as Jett’s lover, has enjoyed an uptick in publicity. And as another new trailer starts making the rounds on TV, prying eyes will probably want in on the visual history of director Floria Sigismondi, if only for clues to what they can expect next month, when The Runaways premieres in theaters. Sigismondi has long had a remarkable career as a provocative visual artist, specializing in photography and video art. But for her, “video art” even more broadly applies to what she’s done for an eclectic retinue of popular and independent musicians for over 15 years now. Some of her most notable directorial work after the break.
1994. Our Lady Peace, “The Birdman”.
1996. Marilyn Manson, “The Beautiful People”. This video also earned Manson a MTV Video Music Award nomination the following year. Sigismondi also directed Manson’s “Tourniquet.”
1998. Sarah McLachlan, “Sweet Surrender”.
2003. Sigur Rós, “Untitled #1 (Vaka)”.
2003. Christina Aguilera, “Fighter”.
2005. Fiona Apple, “O’Sailor”.
2006. Muse, “Supermassive Black Hole”.
2006. Christina Aguilera, “Hurt”.