playlists, s01e07, "Hoping Heights of High" (Mar-Dec, 2020)
87’51” | Audiovisual query
Austria | 2020
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This playlist took me several weeks. My intention was to be pragmatic and go through a bunch of music videos and short films on my drive. 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, 5, 7: A Ghost of a Chance (dir. Gorton Hall, 1973)
C: The A-Team, a season 5 episode
1: Everything You Do is a Balloon (perf. Boards of Canada, video samples from "One Got Fat," 1963)
8: Inland Empire (dir. David Lynch, 2006)
A-D: large (rows 1, 4)
1-8: small (rows 2, 3)