Besides kaleidoscopic images, synchronized geometric dancing is another big trend in music videos. Geometric visuals with their twisting movements, changing shapes and colors are the products of skilled choreographers and fancy editing. What these geometric shapes accomplish is keeping viewers glued to their screens, especially when they include singer Zola Jesus.
In the new music video for “Seekir,” from 2011′s Conatus, Zola Jesus like an angel all dressed in white, slowly emerges from a bright light as the beat slowly builds. When the drum beat picks up the singer is featured at the center of a star polygon as dancers move in quick martial art-like steps around her.
Directed by Jacqueline Castel, the music video is a journey into a secret world, where wearing white is a requirement and there is meaning behind every geometric pattern. In an interview with Dazed Digital, Castel told the publication that, “The formation of dances on a geometric pattern appealed to me, it felt reminiscent of Busby Berkeley’s choreography and also tied into the concept of Sacred Geometry; that all of nature stems from a geometric code and that phenomena can be explained through natural mathematical principles.”
In this video it is the symbolism that takes center stage, with every movement being calculated and done with impact as it offers complexity and meaning to an otherwise minimal music video.