Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer [Emotion Picture]

'After weeks of teasing the most consistently sumptuous visuals any artist has released this year, Janelle Monáe today released her album Dirty Computer and its accompanying 48-minute movie, which she's very smartly dubbed an 'Emotion Picture.' The film is packed full of visuals we've seen before (along with tracks from the album), as well as some new treats (Monáe's many outfit changes are one of the many highlights.) It's threaded through with a narrative as compelling as anything you'll see in a movie theatre, telling the story of "a young woman named Jane 57821 who is living in a totalitarian near-future society where citizens are referred to as 'computers.'"

This inventive premise, its flawless execution, and the fascinatingly varied sounds of Dirty Computer that soundtrack it all, cements Monáe's position as one of the entire music industry's leading innovators. At this point, it's hard to see her as anything other than a total visionary, who blends multiple genres to execute a sound and aesthetic that are instantly recognisable as hers. Some might call her a legend in the making, but Dirty Computer, in both film and album form, prove that Janelle Monáe is already at GOAT level.' Lauren O'Neill VICE


Janelle Monae

David Bowie - As Music Video King

"No musician understood the power of the image—still, moving, mime, puppets, you name it—better than David Bowie." Link below to Article by Philip Sherburne, Pitchfork, gives an overview of his key videos from 'Space Oddity' (1972) to 'Lazurus' released, January 7th 2016 only a few days before his passing.

This great video by Denial of Service/ Barnaby Roper, for 'LOVE IS LOST 'Hello Steve Reich' remix by James Murphy / LCD Soundsystem (2013). Incorporates experiments with 'data moshing' and coding

For, "Where are we now", also from 2013, David Bowie collaborated with his friend the video artist Tony Oursler.

Rachael Dadd - Strike Our Scythes (2014)

Directed by James Hankins Choreographed by Holly Holt Filmed by James Hankins Richard Edkins Marta Lupión Edited by James Hankins Kimono Stylist Koji Fukutaro Cast Rachael Dadd Obaro Evuarherhe Lyndsie Barnard Eiichi Shimasaki John Peters-Coleman Yoshino Shigihara Ruth Gordon Dan Weltman Andy Skellam Heather McKay Zuleika Gregory Johanna Ziegler Sammy