Yeezus: The Fan-Made Cinematic Experience

by on December 2, 2014
 

If you missed Kanye West’s triumphant Yeezus tour, then you are certainly aware that you not only missed one of the biggest pop culture talking points of the past two years (the tour was spread across 2013 and 2014), but you also missed a genuinely brilliant display of groundbreaking artistic bravery.  Collaborating with Vanessa Beecroft and Maison Martin Margiela, West and his DONDA team brought the unique visual intensity of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1973 film “The Holy Mountain” into a new era by infusing its structured narrative with the duality of West’s ego – at once prideful and earnest.

Image: U2soul / Wikimedia

Image: U2soul / Wikimedia

Thankfully, dedicated Yeezus fan John Colandra compiled a stunning full-length film featuring footage (some guerrilla, some professional) from almost every single stop on the tour. Colandra, speaking on the project, said that the film “flows beautifully and not a single major aspect of the Yeezus tour goes unnoticed. Detail was crucial and over seven months of work went into this project.” Watch it below.

Image: U2soul / Wikimedia

Image: U2soul / Wikimedia