Thursday, October 15, 2015

Radio with pictures

Here to get you through Thursday are five music videos directed by artists.

Blur’s In the country was directed by Damien Hirst in 1995. He was at art school with members of the band and at one stage he gives a nod, literally, to the music video Queen made for Bohemian Rhapsody.

William Wegman made New Order’s music video for Blue Monday 88 in 1983. A combo of dog stuff and hand drawn animation, the video includes Wegman’s most famous Weimaraner Fay Ray with animation by Robert Breer, an old school American avant-garde filmmaker.

Doug Aiken turned up with a moody black and white film when asked to direct Interpol’s 2003 music video for Say Hello to the Angels/'NYC.

Kanye West with a bunch of ballet dancers in black tutus is presented to you for Runaway with the art direction of Vanessa Beecroft.

Andy Warhol directs (and appears in) The Cars' video for Hello Again from 1984. You want to watch Andy Warhol sing a song by The Cars? This is the one to go for.

Image: Kanye West on the dance floor