Folcore in Video (second installment)
In this second part 2 we present several home-made videoclips that enhance the DIY spirit, cut&paste and editing that borders on illegality. Audiovisual collages, mobile phone cameras, VHS with misconfigured tracking and more.
I Have Prøblemas - Cyber Candømbe (videoclip)
Cybercandombe's videoclip of I Have Prøblemas is halfway between blurred memories of the movie "Body Double" by Brian de Palma, the choreo is an implanted memory of the part where they arrive at the bar in Paul Verhoeven's Total Recall, the eighties version. Well, we could want to remember anything at this point, a semi-empty apartment from Miami Vice or Machete don't text, in ICQ version. You decide... to implanted memory, whimsical memories.
Qechuaboi - Mahadhi 3000
Another video that uses pirated images is Qechuaboi's Mahadhi 3000 cut. Shamelessly edited with footage from a documentary on 90's raves, those images we've seen and enjoyed so much from early UK raves made up with a few inserts of vumeters and magnetic tapes, knobs, operators and vinyl pressings. Conveniently edited so that the contrast of the sound syncs with the dance steps of the early ravers of other generations that today could well be misnamed boomers. Culture Clash, flute condenser, marimbas, synthesizers and hardware. #LIFEROCKS
Chelo Scotti - Gassi St. Pauli
A brief unfiltered tour through the mythical Hamburg neighborhood of St. Pauli, an autobiographical portrait of Chelo Scotti, his studio and his dog's walk. Graffiti, corners and bicycles, smartphones, shop windows and leafless trees... while in the background sounds the jewel of the quartettronica, his track "Gassi St. Pauli".
Shan Batiste - Algas
Reference video of an ordinary immigrant in the city of Barcelona. Smoking, balcony, going out to the street and the true face of the daily life of a city still unknown, longed for and uncertain. An entrance door and many exits.
Nixtamal - Nanah Oh
Expressionism, oriental dances, choreographies in loops, legs, make-up and voluptuous women. Mystery, black and white, tribes, lightning and flashbacks.
The video for the track Nanah Oh by Nixtamal, originally released on the album Orishas (Folcore 2018) by Yann Ryo himself mentor of the project consists of an edit of many film fragments found on forgotten hard drives in his swamp house. A tribute to auteur cinema and those crazy sixties and seventies, which distilled enchanting and captivating audiovisual poisons. De Laurentis, Roger Corman, I spit on your grave, Buñuel, the references are inspiring.
A video clip that reveals the cinephile side of Yann Ryo aka Nixtamal. A ton nana zati woh, nana oh