My view from tonight. The music was torturous though… (at Filmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater)

4. SPD WEST - Unsung Heroes from SPD Videos on Vimeo.

Lucie Foundation Executive Director Cat Jimenez showed the work of Irish photographer B+ (Brian Cross) and his in-depth, decades long narrative of the west coast Hip Hop scene

Lusine - Arterial from DaBrainkilla on Vimeo.

Music video
Genre : Electronic / Ambient breaks
4’45 min – Technique : stop motion / video
Directed, filmed and produced by Christophe Thockler
Extract from the EP Arterial, composed by Lusine (Seattle, Washington State - USA)
Album available on Ghostly International

Details : 7 000 photos, 30 min of video, 15 kg of electrical components from old tvs, phones and computers, 5 liters of blood.

The complexity of this electronic track, mixing both cold and warm sounds, inspired me to create something I call “electrorganic” : a mix of blood and human tissues with electronic components like LEDs, screens and boards. The result is an intriguing video, where you don’t really know what’s happening, but you can imagine that some sort of electronic machine is powered by, or producing blood.

Movies and music videos from the 80s and 90s were also a source of inspiration for this video, there are some sequences that are very small tributes to audiovisual works I love like Shinya Tsukamoto’s Tetsuo, Coppola’s Dracula, Cameron’s Terminator, Carpenter’s The Thing, Cronenberg’s Videodrome, the music video Digging in the Dirt by Peter Gabriel…
© July 2014