I was watching Ghostbusters 2 the other day when I saw something delightful: the Statue of Liberty was controlled using a hacked NES Advantage:
...and, why not, here's a Boards of Canada's "Statue of Liberty" off a Few Old Tunes Vol. 2.
If you're a Boards of Canada fan you've probably seen the cover of their EP Twoism. Personally, I fell in love with this cover since the moment I saw it. There's just something so abstractly romantic about the image:
A few years, Josh -- who introduced me to BoC years earlier -- showed me the source. The cover is a photograph of a television playing the 1980 science fiction film The Killings at Outpost Zeta. Yeah, I hadn't heard of it either, but the original screencap is even better than the intentionally-lofi image used for Twoism. In fact, I've been using it as my avatar on websites I do not particularly feel like sharing my face:
So imagine my delight when I found a fan-made video of Killings set to Boards of Canada's "Hi Scores."
Well, it's finals week again. I'm going on low-content mode for at least a week. Wish me luck, everyone, and enjoy this Boards of Canada rarity.
Neil Krug is an amazingly ethereal photographer and video artist who just happened to have worked with two of my favorite musicians: Boards of Canada and Ladytron (along with Devendra Banhart). All links below are probably NSFW.
Pulp Art Book (Flickr, YouTube commercial) is a collaboration between himself and supermodel Joni Harbeck. The photos have his trademark retro feel - late-70s or early-80s as they were taken on expired Polaroid film. Between the expiration-based dyeing of the film and the desert setting, there's a very weary feeling about all these. Photography is an artform I am probably least erudite in, so I can't really speak about composition, but I know what I enjoy, and I certainly enjoy these. Not in the least because one of my favorite visual art subjects is an armed woman.
Krug is responsible for an unofficial video for Boards of Canada's track off the eponymous single “In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country.” The video mixes abstract video in BoC's circa-Geogaddi kaleidoscope style with old home video. It is a beautiful tribute to the group.
Officially, Krug shot the video for Ladytron's “Tomorrow” single off their latest album Velocifero. This one is more in line with his photography: models, desert scenery, sepia tinting and lens flaring. My only issue is that the mixture of CGI and his expired film-look while interesting, is a bit clashing in my opinion. The two are integrated well, but not well enough and it breaks the illusion of the film quality.