Video I made with Verónica for the Annen Berg track “Publicité Fiction”. Shot in her apartment in downtown Córdoba about a year ago. I had been watching a lot of Carlos Saura’s flamenco films and was in the mood to shoot a dance piece.
While lazing on the grass with my lady friend one recent Sunday afternoon in Parque Sarmiento, a black feral dog walked up close to us even though we didn’t have any food to toss his way. He stood perfectly still and alert to the sound of the ducks. I toyed with the manual focus ring to give a psychedelic flicker to this spontaneous portrait.
Recently I bought a skateboard here in Córdoba, and started skating again. It’s been a long time. I went with my gf to Parque Sarmiento and found a perfectly round and mostly skateable cement track. There’s so much space in Parque Sarmiento for a skatepark but right now there’s only a few really skateable spots. We need to build one!!!
Nacho Sandoval y Los Primos ensayan en las casa de Nacho. I shot this from behind Nacho and was fixated by his shadowy comic book villian profile. Los Primos play a kind of “Punk Campestre” and their lyrics are largely indescifrable.
I filmed this video during a ski trip using a cheap Nikon Coolpix. In and around White Pass, Washington.
I made it for my friend Giuseppe’s band Industrial Implant from Naples, Italy. One thing that was interesting to me was the idea of combing Nordic-type imagery from the pacific northwest of the united states with the dark, classically-informed sounds of the European II.
The scene where the viewer is being pulled up a ski lift was incidentally my first time ever on skis.
I edited the Le Dernier Combat video in the basement of Northtown Coffeehouse in Yakima, WA. The basic visual idea for the video was:
“Birds + Occult Symbols”
The footage was downloaded from prelinger’s Internet archive, using all black and white footage. Some of the elements include driver’s safety films, a tourism spot for Miami, some weird experimental video of birds flapping to the psychedelic frequency of rapid edits, as well as anti-japanese WW2 propaganda and some crude softcore bondage from the 1950’s.
One of my big influences is Kenneth Anger, and the style of creating “occult connections” through montage is something he pioneered with works like “Scorpio Rising”, “Invocation of My Demon Brother” and of course “Lucifer Rising”. While not trying to recreate any sequences from those films, the timeline for the Dernier Combat video uses the same psychotronic approach toward occult dynamism.