Our Lady of Eternal Youth, Madonna has been hinting at a new #secretproject for months, and now the finished product is here: Madge and fashion photographer Steven Klein have released a 17-minute short film called secretprojectrevolution.
The film, which can be downloaded over here or streamed (above), is being used to kick off the Art for Freedom initiative Madonna is launching with media monolith Vice. The movie, an artistically shot black and white narrative about imprisonment and government abuse told through dance, is described as an exploration of “our private prisons. It questions what we do, how we do it and how we treat others. It questions our governments, and our collective thought patterns. Think about it – the power of art can lead to peace.”
No word on whether or not Madonna will address rumors about sleeping in a vacuum-sealed bag—which sounds a lot like a “private prison” to me.
Earlier in the week, Madonna had debuted the short piece guerrilla style, projecting the film on to various walls and buildings in major cities like LA, New York, Toronto, and Berlin.
“My goal is to show by the example of secretprojectrevolution my creative commitment to inspire change in the world through artistic expression,” the Material Mom elaborated. “I hope my film and other submissions to Art for Freedom will be a call to action and give people a place to voice their own creative expression to help fight oppression, intolerance and complacency.”
On the Art For Freedom website, visitors will be able to share video, music, poetry, photography and other visual art. With this, Madonna “hopes to fuel free speech – to respond, address and protest persecution around the world. It is an online public art project encouraging the world to express their personal meaning of freedom and revolution.”
Check out the earlier melodramatic trailers for the film, below.