Posts Tagged ‘video’
Beth Ditto – I Wrote The Book
Loving Metric’s version of It’s A Sin from the Pet Shop Boys.
Not sure why, but I keep waiting for her to fall. Yves Saint Laurents Fall/Winter 2010-2011 Campaign Video with music by Fischerspooner.
This one is about a year old but still a good dance floor track.
Tobacco – Super Gum
I guess alien anal probes are mutual and when he “phoned home”, he dialed a sex line by mistake. This is such a weird video but kinda brilliant. I believe they have just edited together some old footage from an actual E.T. porn, but I can’t find much info about it. Reminds me of Diesel’s SFW XXX party clip.
Depot series from photographer Branislav Kropilak.
It’s 1980s Britain again.
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The song is growing on me and the video quite strange.
1925 (aka Hell)
Experimental animation by Max Max Hattler based on based on the French Spiritualist artist Augustin Lesage’s painting A symbolic Composition of the Spiritual World’ from 1925.
Great little animation by Cormac Kelly that could actually be a visual metaphor for the banking industry.
I’m glad I never had to endure social engineering films as a kid, although I have watched quite a few as an adult because I find them funny and often creepy. Ashleigh Nankivell takes the creepy to a whole new level revealing something more sinister in both the collective belonging as well as the individualistic identities in her remix of the short film “Helping Johnny Remember” which was originally from 1956.
Rookshow by Gino Bud Hoiting
Had a friend in town last week that lit up a cigarette every five minutes. Sorry my friend, but that wasn’t San Francisco Fog, it was a cloud of smoke following you around everywhere.
Trippy video for song Vital Signs by Midnight Juggernauts directed by Krozm. The new album,The Crystal Axis, comes out on May 28th. Is it me or are they channeling some David Bowie?
I’m Deranged – David Bowie
Chocolate Bunny – a film by Lernert Engelberts & Sander Plug
Turn the music down on this one, it’s awful. Silence would have been more effective.
Commercial for British Walkers Baked Chips or “crisps” using Air’s song Sexy Boy. It’s a little Abercrombie & Fitch meets Herb Ritts on the bus.
I am loving the work of Radical Friend. Their new video for Yeasayer’s track One is an 80s new wave meets 90s rave with a touch of 70s Pink Floyd. Check out the Dark Bubbles video and read more about them at the Spy Films blog.
This video is channeling Russ Myer, Windy O’ Williams in Reform School Girls, Natural Born Killers, and finally Thelma and Louise. What am I missing? See if you can find Gaga as her brunette self in the video. I must say, it’s pretty damn fun to watch!
“You know what they say, once you kill the cow, you gotta make a burger” – Gaga
Noisia – Machine Gun
Have you have ever watched old episodes of The Addams Family on TV and wondered what was in the box that the disembodied hand, better known as Thing, popped out of? Well this video, by Dutch electronic band Noisia, might give you a clue. Warning to my vegetarian and vegan friends, this is a meat eater video and might make you wanna go out and throw blood on some animal-wearing fashionista. Also, I don’t particularly like the song, it’s a little too head bangin’ for me but if you really want a visual WTF, then turn it down and play a Mariah Carey or Miley Cyrus song with it. I bet Thing would totally be down with those two awful creatures.
Excerpt of Metropolis by Rob Carter
You can view the entire video at his website.
Metropolis is a quirky and very abridged narrative history of the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. It uses stop motion video animation to physically manipulate aerial still images of the city (both real and fictional), creating a landscape in constant motion. Starting around 1755 on a Native American trading path, the viewer is presented with the building of the first house in Charlotte. From there we see the town develop through the historic dismissal of the English, to the prosperity made by the discovery of gold and the subsequent roots of the building of the multitude of churches that the city is famous for. Now the landscape turns white with cotton, and the modern city is ‘born’, with a more detailed re-creation of the economic boom and surprising architectural transformation that has occurred in the past 20 years.
Aides Graffiti directed Yoann Lemoine for TBWA Paris.
Smart and super creative ad for a French aids prevention campaign. Of course nothing this smart would ever show on American television for reasons that run deeper than just puritan prudishness.
Korb – Ku Ku
It’s short and cool.
Acid Girls – Lightworks
Valentine’s Day that is.
A subversive take on the casting process directed by Georgie Greville of Legs.
Korb – The Balance
Well, it wasn’t the original idea but visually it sure looks lusty. The Korb describes it as a “visual representation of two opposite audio waves”.
Artificial Paradise, Inc. by John-Paul Frenay
Artificial Paradise, Inc is an experimental film anticipating a future where a major corporation has developed a unique software, based on organic virtual reality, which holds all the lost memories of humankind. A user connects to this database of the forgotten…what is he searching for?
OK, but can it help me find my keys?
Anthony Burrill – Michelle Plays Ping Pong
I assume she’s playing ping pong on acid.
She’s Got Me Dancing from Tommy Sparks. I know this has been around for while but it’s just so much fun to watch. Directed by Eric Wareheim, who also directed the twisted video for Major Lazer’s Keep it Going Louder.
Alex Roman’s The Third & The Seventh. Amazing!
This video was directed by Radical Friend and it’s amazing. The song doesn’t do much for me.
WARNING! Turn the music down, the song with this video is just AWFUL. But, the video is an amazing recreation of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s Netherlandish Proverbs.
Video excerpt from Hotel Pro Forma’s opera Tomorrow, In A Year
I have been a big fan of The Knife since a friend introduced me to their sophomore album, Deep Cuts, back in 2004. They recently collaborated with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock to compose music for the Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma’s Darwin themed opera based on the book On the Origin of the Species. They are going to release the studio album of the opera Tomorrow, In A Year digitally in February followed by the hard copy in March. It should be interesting and I hope some remixes are produced, bringing some of the albums songs to the dance floor.
They released a free download of the eleven minute song “Colouring of Pigeons” this week.
Poster board nipples are hot! Stop frame animation, from Rob Diaz, shot with a Nokia XpressMusic 5800 smart phone.
Between, a a short film by Tim Bollinger.
Stop motion animation with over 500 pairs of shoes for Jenny Wilson’s Let My Shoes Lead Me Forward video. She has performed with one of my favorite bands, The Knife, on their 2003 Deep Cuts Album and makes an appearance in their video for You Take My Breath Away.
No Strings Attached by, LA based artist, Pascuol Sisto. Single channel video 2007
New video from Massive Attack titled United Snakes. The video, created by United VisualArtists collective, is far superior to the lackluster song.
“How it would be, if a house was dreaming” by Urban Screen
Motion visual identity piece for Universiteit Twente by Studio Dumbar.
New song from Gusgus titled Add This Song.
An old favorite from Amon Tobin.
Back in 2005 I saw the Jeremy Blake video installation at SFMOMA titled “Winchester” inspired by the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA. I think about the installation every time I drive through San Jose and I recently came across an article about the suicides of Jeremy Blake and his girlfriend, Theresa Duncan, in Newsweek. Both stories of Sarah Winchester and Jeremy Blake are very sad and haunting. Jeremy Blake’s story is apparently being turned into a film by Lions Gate and Gus Van Sant has signed on as a consultant to the film. Check out Jeremy Blake’s “Century 21″ video that was part of the SFMOMA “Winchester” installation.
The video “We Have Decided Not To Die”, by Australian director Daniel Askill, is visually stunning. The film projects a feeling of distance with its eerie soundtrack but compels you to watch for its bizarreness of motion and beautiful cinematography. The film is told in three parts or rituals and reminds me of works from Doug Aitken and Mathew Barney, but not as obsessed with it’s own mytholgy as Barney’s work.