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placebo pets

For the tenth anniversary of W's November art issue, supermodels Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid are inducted into the futuristic world of Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin. The resulting project, commissioned for W and titled "placebo pets," features the two models as ultra-domesticated, ultra-friendly humanoid creatures and performance artist and frequent Fitch and Trecartin collaborator Jesse Hoffman as their extraterrestrial "owner." Video © Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin

Released on 10/18/2016

Credits

Starring: Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Jesse Hoffman

By Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin, with animations by Rhett LaRue. Video © Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin

Transcript

00:01
I just love being a part of the package.
00:05
I'm just so grateful that I get to do this
00:07
with my very best friend.
00:09
'Cause, I mean we're a package deal.
00:11
You're not just gonna get one of us,
00:12
you have to get both of us.
00:14
I bought so many Frisbees and I just expanded my yard.
00:17
One of my favorite things to do,
00:19
is just drink water and run around,
00:22
and go in the yard,
00:23
and I heard that they have a really big backyard,
00:25
so it's gonna be really fun.
00:27
They're gonna have the best time of their
00:28
recreational lives.
00:29
It's gonna be so fun, and I am so lucky.
00:34
(techno music playing)
01:16
Oh (words muffled).
01:20
I just want someone to throw
01:22
a fucking Frisbee at me,
01:23
because I love catching Frisbees.
01:26
It's like the best thing in the world.