by Dorian Tocker
Cathy Davey “Little Red” dir. Lorcan Finnegan
Lorcan Finnegan’s video for Irish songstress Cathy Davey is a colorful and alternative take on the Little Red Riding Hood story, where Little Red (played by Cathy herself) and the Wolf (played by the director himself) seem to be pretty good friends who hang in the woods (possibly for a kegger—who knows). Pretty amazing design here, especially the Day-Glo wolf mask (which is reminiscent of work by sculptor AJ Fosik.) Also, who doesn’t like puppets?
Hollerado “Americanarama” dir. Greg Jardin
Greg Jardin’s choreography for Hollerado’s “Americanarama” puts Mikhail Baryshnikov to shame. Ok, maybe not. But it’s still pretty damned impressive. Check out the video below to see why—one, continuous take!
Warm Ghost “Open The Wormhole In Your Heart” dir. John Carlucci and Brandon LaGanke
Naked bodies, plexiglass, milk, and colored lights could sound like the recipe for a bad porno flick. In this case, however, it’s the recipe for a beautifully abstract, visually stunning, and visceral video. Although we know there’s nudity right in front of us, body parts gyrating just behind that plexiglass, the photography here pushes the naked body to a place of abstraction and pure form. It’s no longer about the human physique, but shape, texture, contrast, and color—some of the basic elements of visual art.
More from Warm Ghost HERE
More from John Carlucci HERE
More from Brandon LaGanke HERE