Thursday, April 2, 2009

No One Does It Like You

I've long been a fan of Marcel Dzama's "watercolors" and have caught a snippet here and there of his video collage works. Being familiar with his often dark subject matter, and being a junkie for the visceral response his work stirs, I fancied myself well prepared for his new music video for Department of Eagles - No One Does it Like You. I was wrong. The vehemence of feeling is almost unbearable.
I've watched it 5 times now, hoping to dispel some of the lingering sensitivity. But each time I view it, I seem to drop a few more tears than the time before. Recommend falls so far short of what I'd like to convey. But I'm grasping at air for a better word. This video has left my stomach tight, my chest swollen and laden. I think viewing this should be mandatory, but should come with a Surgeon General's warning.

1 comment:

  1. how can one not weep at the sight of the ghost images of our childhood as real ghosts. why hasn't anyone done that before? wtf. omg.