Wray – “Hypatia” Video (Stereogum Premiere)
Hypatia, a Greek philosopher and mathematician, was murdered in Egypt by a mob of fanatical Christian monks in 415 AD. Being one of history’s first female scholars and also an avowed paganist, her symbol as a genius and contrarian thinker has inspired artists and authors throughout time. Director Dawn Carol Garcia, who’s formerly made videos for Destroyer, is now adding her piece to the legacy by centering WRAY’s new phantasmagoric video around the ever-enigmatic Hypatia. Throughout the colorful montage of Egyptian symbols and cutesy scenes (one includes an adorable puppy), a woman learns about Hypatia on television and makes out with her in a lucid dream. It’s the first video and title track from Wray’s upcoming sophomore LP, Hypatia, which will be dropped in early 2016. Watch below.
Hypatia is out soon on Communicating Vessels.