Jun 10, 2015
I made this video for
synopsis of events:
This video is a chapter marker. Like Rod’s ‘the keys to everything that ever existed’ (which he has yet to release), this piece is a burial rite. He is my twin, and sometimes we make art from the same place. This place in particular…we saw this place together, and things kept happening in our lives that just seemed to be the universe folding over, necessitating serendipities.
Part of a constellation falls.
…falls with perfect timing.
My dog Millie gifts me a bird, with perfect timing. As if she knew what I had lost. Millie walked the dead bird into the house in her mouth and dropped it next to me. I didn’t know what I was looking at at first.
Also, as Cassandra explains, the music takes a short sample of Kurt Cobain’s singing voice and reveals facets of its quality and structure through repetition….
Ok, so going way, way, back to when I was a teenager…
For me, making the video for for mira was a way of saying good-bye; my use of stargazer lilies was not an accident.
There is also the inclusion of a complete, uncompromised heart, which is also burning. As this video can be whatever I want it to be, there are no fragments–no missing pieces.
As a very real marker, this version of me has come out of the middle of the making of this video. This is how I make art. I hope that it will change me. And coming out of this video, I feel it is the telling of a story of a memory. Meaning, I now feel the distance from it’s catalyst events, and underwent the
Mira and Cassandra, I love you both.
[A post I had previously made on March 13, 2015]
Making for mira into a music video opens up the possibility of exploring the piece’s repetition in a way that is unique to this medium. Cassandra, Mira, and Rodrigo are working closely to treat the final audio with that in mind.
There are still a few shots I want to get, and then of course there is the editing (which is really where the heavy lifting occurs), but here are a few production shots in the meantime while it all comes together.