Eric Ekman’s strange and beguiling “Automatic Doors” clip demands repeat engagements. We follow a sunny-day trip of a young man in his early twenties: he begins his walk through the suburban neighborhood with easy nonchalance. But then the world around him begins to exhibit bizarre characteristics. Ekman increases the sense of destabilization by slowing the footage down ever so slightly; it imparts a strange dreamlike feel to the scene that perfectly matches a’tris’s rich tapestry of sound.
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