This past Saturday (Nov. 23), Angel Olsen teamed up with Spotify to curate a special pop-up event in New York City to give a look at the creative process behind her latest album, All Mirrors. The beloved indie artist, who was in town to play the third NYC show of her tour, intended to take fans through a “a labyrinth of otherworldly spaces and sounds.”
Indeed, before entering the space at Villain in Brooklyn, fans were greeted with a note that helped set the tone for the experiential installation: “The descent into darkness is a trope we find time again across history, literature and film. But there’s also an abyss above.” As the walk began, the group was immersed in what felt similar to the video for “All Mirrors” -- black, white and silver images projected throughout a dark, ominous, labyrinth-like space.
The walk-through -- which was sound designed by Sean Cook -- was guided by a mysterious woman dressed in head-to-toe black. As she presented each stop with whimsical movements and grand hand gestures, guests wore individual sets of headphones that played the album’s gorgeous title track.