Melbourne singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Benedict unveils enchanting music video for debut single, ‘Oh Fool.’
Directed by Benedict, the mesmeric visuals centre around Haitian dancer, performance artist and choreographer Jean Paul Weaver. Moving effortlessly through a smoky, dream-like haze, Weaver shapes self-choreographed movement. Trained in Haitian Vodou Folklore dances under Diefuel Lamisere (Jakmel, Haiti), this speaks volumes in her performance in this film clip.
Jean Paul Weaver explains, “Benedict and I shared experiences of the freedom that comes from overcoming the poisonous foolishness of a past oppressor. Perhaps it was the ecstasy of meeting a kindred spirit. I wanted to portray this energy in dance. When I dance I embody the Haitian Vodou Rainbow Serpent “Ayida Wedo”. Some say her body slithers on the ground, shedding her skin into gold, then spreading wings and ultimately transforming into an eagle, soaring into the cosmos leaving stars in her wake.”