This is the first of our Kusama film posts, and an interesting link between art and music.
In 1992 Peter Gabriel wrote the song ‘Lovetown’ which was first released in February 1993 on the soundtrack to the film ‘Philadelphia’ and included on the film’s soundtrack album. The promotional video for this track, produced in 1994, was inspired by the art work of Yayoi Kusama, who Peter collaborated with on the video. He had previously worked with Yayoi Kusama in 1992 when Yayoi Kusama was one of 11 artists who created images for Peter’s ‘Art From Us’ project. Although Lovetown was not included on the ‘Us’ album, it was released as a single in 1994.
The ‘Lovetown’ video was eventually released as part of a compilation of Peter’s videos entitled ‘Play’ in 2004. Yayoi Kusama also worked with Peter on the “EvE” CD-ROM, which was released in 1996.
You can view this video on the Tate Channel here.