Spectacle: The Music Video


A few nights ago Maria and I went to the Spectacle Opening at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. Spectacle is the history of the music video told through many exhibits, a Sonos / Vevo event curated by Jonathan Wells and Meg Grey Wells of Flux. The event is up for another month so if your in New York totally go check it out. Besides featuring EM’s 99 Problems in the remix section alongside many great EBN videos it also has work from Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, OK GO and Kanye West to name but a few. Throughout are props from historical music videos and a fairly all encompassing history of the music video from bottom to top as you walk through the museum. Totally loved it and you’ll find my instagram flooded with pics of it. Also at the very very top is Red Paper Heart ’s interactive video light Sonos installation .


Start spreading the news….. Not saying New York is the best city in the world, it’s just my favorite and has become my adopted home. So my latest video is a meta frame within a frame remix of New York itself. Fragments of classic New York movies are scratched, remixed and jammed around New York locations. Oliver Stone’s panning Manhattan shots are scratched up around Manhattan, Scorsese’s classic Brooklyn shots scratched around Brooklyn and Woody Allen’s view of Manhattan from Queens gets jammed from a Queen’s rooftop. The remix about town, about a town. Eclectic Method (EM) also enlisted the help of New Yorker J-Live to scratch up classic NY centric music videos from the Beastie Boys, Jay Z and others. J-Live is a long term EM collaborator and also one of the few humans who can scratch and rhyme at the same time.