- 8 min
The pioneering director Mark Pellington first came to prominence during MTV's golden age of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Creating a style led by the innate emotion of music and the darker side of pop culture, his zeitgeist-defining videos take in the hypnotic roaming buffalos of U2's "One," the ferocious cut-and-paste energy of Public Enemy's "Shut 'Em Down," and the visceral, saturated colors of "Jeremy" by Pearl Jam. Pellington's short film project, HONESTY, is inspired by poet David Whyte's liberating essay of the same name. Dealing with loss, powerlessness and fear, the work is more akin to a performance art piece, with thirty-two individuals invited to participate in an emotional purge and emancipation of grief.