VIDEO & FILM
Hauntingly melancholic, Spy’s music videos challenges
the popular and spectacular visual rhetoric employed by
most directors in favor of one that embodies a much more
D-I-Y aesthetic. As such, these works visually point
viewers towards the punk rock ethos that informs the
independent music that provides the works' soundtrack. Like
the musicians she works with, Spy isn’t interested in
delivering an easy to digest, sumptuous story and instead
offers a series of images and tales that generally reside
in a more minor-key: a key that in today’s world of
spectacular politics,VE hopefully holds the possibility of
revealing both a more nuanced and powerful aesthetic
"Good Morning Sunshine" / Quasimoto / Stones Throw Records,
"Are You Gonna Be Alright?" / Hyphen Tirade / Entry Label,
"Goatworld" / El Captain Funkaho / Stones Throw Records,
"Bass 2" / Ecstacy of Saint Theresa / EMI Records, 2003.
"Swimmergirl" / Mad Doctor X / Bomb Records, 2003.
"Moving In Strange Directions" / Joe Quixx & MF Doom /
Female Fun Records, 2003.
Hip Hop Camp,
a documentary about the first Czech hip hop festival vs.
the worst Eastern European flood in 200 years.
Good Morning Sunshine, Quasimoto
Notes: I made
this video for Madlib and Stonesthrow in 2001. It aired on
the Sundance Channel's "Sonic Cinema," and it's on both of
these compilations, "Lootpacumentry" (2001) and
"Stonesthrow 101" (2004).