Maximalism is an artificial paradise of sight and sound: the subconscious product of the VHS-generation that grew up in front of the telly in the 1980's. A mutant genre, where there is a fine line between American sitcoms and an infernal, stroboscopic mindtrip, and where a family holiday evolves into a frightening, satanic ritual in the summer night. Thad Kellstadt is opening the show with a lesson in heavy metal guitar styles followed by a mindblowing piece of digital hardcore by Yoshi Sodeoka. Über-Maximalist Ryan Trecartin is asking 'What's the Love Making Babies For', and is followed by Michael Robinson and Jacob Ciocci respectively, with a satanic sitcom and an ecological disaster movie. Nicolas Provost's data-moshing masterpiece 'Long Live the New Flesh' takes 'The Shining' and 'Videodrome' one up in psychedelic intensity, before we tune in on the second episode of 'The Multinauts', where our heroes are up against the Vampire Women in the ultimate death fight. Please note: contains strobe effects.
Including the works:
Viet Cling of Laugh (Thad Kellstadt, 20XX, 4 min.)
#46 - 35.23N 139.30E [FAC 3097] E5150-XX (Yoshi Sodeoka, 2012, 6 min.)
What's the Love Making Babies For (Ryan Trecartin, 2003, 20 min.)
Light is Waiting (Michael Robinson, 2007, 12 min.)
Dark Green (Jacob Ciocci, 2010, 6 min.)
Long Live the New Flesh (Nicolas Provost, 2009, 13 min.)
The Multinauts Episode 2: Mirrorman (Jennifer Juniper Stratford, 20 min.)
Director: Danny Perez | US 2012 | 5 min
Satanism + sitcoms + psych + stroboscope = (((((((((((((MAXIMALISM)))))))))))))!!
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