end of the playlist s01e07 Hoping Heights of High (Mar-Dec, 2020)
87’51” | Audiovisual query
Austria | 2020
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This playlist lagged on me for several weeks, since the concept was to be pragmatic and clean my hard drive off a bunch of music videos and short films that I somehow couldn't get down to. This is why, the video selection may seem super random. There are excerpts from two Polish films made in the mid-to-late 1980s, both heavily flawed, frustrating, and visually ugly (mostly), which also epitomizes cinema films released in Poland during that time. There are excerpts from a few gay-porn vintage films and contemporary wank-shorts, thereby teasing my plan of visualizing one playlist exclusively with footage coming from films of the genre. There are excerpts from a few fan videos to Boards of Canada's songs - it's a recurring source of mine, and there are still a few I haven't employed. Finally, there are excerpts from a massive film life-project by Anne Charlotte Robertson. And there's more.
Playlists are gif-able audiovisual collages that result from my queries into music and film. Sometimes incidental and at other times project-oriented, they all share a similar duration, one that would fit a 90-minute cassette tape or, more specifically, its two 45-minute sides, one that could be played at one sitting or entered and exited at any point, without any loss on the plot.
A: Katalin Varga (dir. Peter Strickland, 2009)
B: "Strangers on the Train" (video)
C: Inland Empire (dir. David Lynch, 2006)
D, 1, 2: A Ghost of a Chance (dir. Gorton Hall, 1973)
3: Ostatni dzwonek (dir. Malgorzata Lazarkiewicz, 1989)
5: A Five Year Diary Reel 22 (dir. Anne Charlotte Robertson, 1982)
7: Everything You Do is a Balloon (perf. Boards of Canada, video samples from "One Got Fat," 1963)
8: The A-Team, a season 5 episode
A-D: large (rows 1, 4)
1-8: small (rows 2, 3)