Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Video of The Day #283: Vessels

There's a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

As a student of theatre, I learned about the almighty "fourth wall" (the way in which an audience views stage action through an invisible wall), and the concept of willing suspension of disbelief (which is pretty much what it sounds like, the concept that allows us to believe in theatrical plots and scenarios, no matter how far-fetched). Why am I going into theatrical terminology, you might wonder? Well, in their video for "Radiart," Vessels takes on both of those nebulous notions and pulls back the curtain on their dramatic scene right as things get wacky. Meanwhile, the Leeds outfit's rich, sinister sinews build in the background, taut and textured and deliciously dark.    





[posted 6.6.17]

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