Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Scaring kids for art
This is causing quite a stir on the Botulism Weekly Blog.
Readers seem to be confused about the use of the child.
Scaring the child, really scaring the child, is surely the point. Given the levels of fiction indicated by the Troma horror costumes and the presence of the uncaring mother. In fact, the only thing that's really real in the video is the emotion of the child, the point being that real emotion, as experienced by children, is distasteful on TV.
Doesn't it also say something rather neat about the earnestness of 'kids', even when everything around them utterly fake and stupid?
I think it's a seriously knowing NYU film school type affair. Rather than just a bad video.
And, erm, I rather like it.
That MGMT album is great, but dear God are they boring live.
Posted by william at 10:22 am