Friday, July 6, 2012

Video Violence. optional commemoration and the future

my video for Clipping's "Mobb 2 it" is playing in Dresden, Germany as part of this exhibition:


Clipping: make party music for the club you wish you hadn't gone to, the car you don't remember getting in, and the streets you don't feel safe on; are phantom broadcasts bleeding into Power 106 as you drive out of range; are twenty different rappers looking into one broken mirror, talking to themselves all at once; are classic west coast rap music out of the tradition where sounding different wasn't cause for fear.

Formed in 2009, initially as a remix project, Clipping acquired a vocalist in 2011 and began pursuing music-making at the intersection of gangster rap, music concrète and harsh noise. One of the producers also composes film music under his name, Jonathan Snipes, and pop songs under the name Captain Ahab. The other one makes noise as Rale. The rapper fronts a hip hop group called The Getback under his real name, Daveed Diggs.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


In pre-production on my new film - a speculative Mobius strip sex thriller.  Here's the teaser poster:
SEX IS VIOLENCE opens up a Pandora’s Box of lies and sexual negotiation, contemplating voyeurism, misogyny, and the crumbling marriage between physical decay and virtual immortality