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Dreamscapes And Dark Places

Music Video Spawned from Surrealism
March 3, 2006 at 8PM
Heffner Alumni House

I believe in the future resolution of these two states, dream and reality, which are seemingly so contradictory, into a kind of absolute reality, a surreality, if one may so speak. —Andre Breton, 1924 - Surrealist Manifesto

An evening of surreal music videos by the likes of Björk, Beck, The Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Amon Tobin and Aphex Twin …all viewed from the comfort of cozy couches at the Heffner Alumni House. In the past decade, the structure of the short snappy music video has not only become fodder for the likes of the commercial MTV set, but a goldmine for major artists and film directors to work with – and within – the limitations of the specific structure of the music video clip. Consequently, many music videos have begun to look more like an art form reminiscent of the short film genre than a commercial product. Please note‚ Entr´acte (1924) a 13–minute surreal film by René Clair will precede the compilation of music videos‚ so be sure to arrive on time e to catch the dreamy ancestors of contemporary music video.

The Video Lineup

Sky Starts Falling
Music: The Doves
Director: Reuben Sutherland
Courtesy: EMI Records and Joyrider Films
E Pro
Music: Beck
Director: Shynola
Courtesy: The Directors Bureau and Interscope Records
Tribulations
Music: LCD soundsystem
Director: Dougal Wilson
Courtesy: DFA Records and Colonel Blimp
Just Briefly
Music: Daedelus
Director: Dada Kingz
Courtesy: Ninja Tune/Plug Research
Will The Summer Make Good For All of Our Sins?
Music: Múm
Director: Marc Craste
Courtesy: studio aka
Fortress
Music: Pinback
Director: Elliot Jokelson w/ Loyalkaspar
Courtesy: Touch and Go
4 Ton Mantis
Music: Amon Tobin
Director: Floria Sigismondi
Courtesy: Ninja Tune
Human
Music: Carpark North
Director: Martin De Thurah
Courtesy: EMI Denmark
Destroy Everything You Touch
Music: Ladytron
Director: Adam Bartley
Courtesy: Exposure Films, Universal - Island Records and Emperor Norton Records
Triumph of a Heart
Music: Björk
Director: Spike Jonze
Courtesy: Atlantic Records
What Else is There?
Music: Röyksopp
Director: Martin De Thurah
Courtesy: Wall of Sound and Academy Films
Come to Daddy
Music: Aphex Twin
Director: Chris Cunningham
Courtesy: Warp Records
Rebellion
Music: The Arcade Fire
Courtesy: Spy Entertainment
Hyperballad
Music: Björk
Director: Michel Gondry
Courtesy: One Little Indian Records
Hayling
Music: FC Kahuna
Director: Lynn Fox
Courtesy: Colonel Blimp

Dates + Tickets

Film/Video
Time-Based Visual Art
Dreamscapes and Dark Places: Music Videos Spawned from Surrealism
Music Video Spawned from Surrealism
Friday 3
8:00 PM
March 2006
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