THE ALBUM / Born out of the demise of the lead vocalist's marriage and band with her former husband, Poliça's inaugural album, Give You The Ghost, reflects the difficulty of facing up to your mistakes and making peace with them. It conveys deep emotions of breaking and discovery. It is austere and abstract, yet warm and organic.
SPORE PRINTS / For visuals, I was interested in how I could utilize natural materials to get at the raw, emotional, and organic elements of Poliça's sound and message. I produced a series of spore prints and experimented with different colored papers, different mushrooms, and varying levels of cover over the mushroom caps. Because the slightest bit of air movement will disturb the spores, the exposed caps developed a really lovely and delicate wind-blown effect. This seemed to be the perfect expression for the experience of listening to Poliça's music.