The new Bon Iver Towers video is a digital delight. The video is a short narrative, following an elderly fisherman on his retired endeavours with mystical wooden towers. The project was directed by Nabil Elderkin, an Australian artist with an unmeasurable eye for mysticism in reality. The composition of each shot is engaging and heart-wrenching. Elderkin's captures of the grey coastline allow the audience to feel the damp breeze and the coolness of the rock-cluttered beach.
Typical of Bon Iver's work, the video is swollen with symbolism about life and the potential meaning within the human experience. The minimalism is perhaps a metaphorical contrast to modernity. The video could perhaps be a recollection of the time the artist spent in isolation, practicing simple self reflection. The interpretations are endless, but all are refreshing and contenting.