The video for Antony and the Johnsons’ “Cut the World” has enough contemplative gazing-out-the-window- shots to rival the last season finale of Mad Men, but with a far more unsettling conclusion. In the video, the first taste of Antony Hegarty’s new live album of the same name, his lush and lovely baroque pop track plays while some office drama plays out between boss-man Willem Dafoe and his revenge-hungry executive assistant, played by Carice van Houten from Game of Thrones.
The video is the work of Nabil Elderkin, who directed some recent and well-received clips for Kanye West, Frank Ocean and more, and artist Marina Abramovic, who collaborated with Dafoe for the play The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic, makes an appearance as a fellow unlikely assassin.
Those who will not be able to see Hegarty’s work at the Meltdown Festival in London next week can watch below, but if vengeful throat slashing isn’t your bag, you may not want to stick around for the final third or so. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.