The Abyss is an experimental film project celebrating the launch of Walter Van Beirendonck x FakByFak’s latest eyewear collection, Toy Glasses.

Performance artists Maria Forque, Salvia and Liza Keane star in three 3D animated stories, brought to life by artists Claudia Maté, Ines Alpha and Jennifer Mehigan.

Each short film references Walter Van Beirendonck ’s latest collection, interest in early 70s punk culture, Alice in Wonderland, wild and colorful make-up, brutal beauty, and multiracialism.

TREMORS creative director Maks Fus-Mickiewicz worked with muses he met online and in London club nights, such as The Abyss, to create three videos titled Brutal Love, Total Liquidity, and Self Destruction.

Toy-like avatars explore extreme identities, defy mainstream beauty standards, and ask audiences to question their own racial, sexual, and psychological make-up,” says Maks Fus-Mickiewicz.

These 3D spaces speak to Walter Van Beirendonck’s interest in utopias – the need to dream in order to not only escape reality but to challenge it. In doing so they ask us to break free from the mind-forged chains of convention we weigh ourselves down with day to day.”

TOTAL LIQUIDITY: Salvia consistently alters herself beyond recognition to create beautifully alien personas that put ‘natural beauty’ advocates to shame. Using several of Salvia ’s looks, Team Hyperalliance, made up of artist Ines Alpha and producer Panteros666, have created a high-energy video that pushes identity as a fluid concept.

BRUTAL LOVE: performance artist Maria Forqué uses her body as a tool to explore feminine vulnerability. Taking inspiration from L’Origine du monde by Gustav Courbet, artist Jennifer Mehigan has placed Forqué in a jarring landscape designed to subvert the straight gaze, with a dissonant soundtrack created by PAN records producer Flora Yin-Wong.

SELF DESTRUCTION: Liza Keane is a fashion designer and performance artist who dwells within London’s hedonistic underground club scene. Her punk-rock penchant for self-destruction is embodied in a film by artist Claudia Maté, where she smashes a Chucky-like doll version of herself to release her demon spirit to an off-kilter lullaby by producer Soda Plains.