Dan Griffin asked me to direct a video for his song The Hum. It is about the mysterious Windsor hum that can be heard by many residents living in the city. No one knows exactly where it is coming from, but many believe that it is emanating from Zug Island, a heavily industrialized, heavily guarded island in Detroit.
The concept for the video was a vaguely post-apocalyptic environment in which people are searching for the hum which can be heard and sensed in rocks, trees, walls and other surfaces. To these people the hum is beautiful, a euphoric vibration. But it is so elusive, the search often ends up driving them crazy.
Just like one of the real-life researchers of the Windsor hum said "a sound like this, one that doesn’t manifest itself on a regular, timed interval, it’s like chasing a ghost."
DIRECTOR/EDITOR: Nadia Tan
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Maya Bankovic