Meandering scales of a snake, slick glass facades, muddy worms and hanging raw meat flickering in perfect harmony with white teeth, blooming roses and melting icicles into a black space. Stroboscopic Artefacts newest music video is a puzzle of pure but transient moments.
Lucy, Stroboscopic Artefacts label head, is about to share a new unreleased track in collaboration with the videographer Julia Crescitelli. The track titled “Angry normals”, will be released on 19 May together with the video and available as free download for one week.
Julia describes her video as “something created out of the nothing”, since there has been nothing directly filmed, due to the current lock-down and quantinee situation.
But nevertheless, creation and imagination comes from within. All the footage are free stock clips gathered from around the internet, and there’s almost 1,000 different compositions of textural selections. Each frame can stand on its own.
It’s the best thing that can happen to a music video if the images give space to sounds instead of displacing them. Julia managed this, even without her own material.
She shows selected close-ups in a variety of juxtaposed and combined image areas on a black background, which look like illuminated dots in the stroboscopic light of a dance floor.
While the selection of the combined shots initially seems to symbolise opposites, in the end it becomes increasingly clear, that nothing has to be in order and that everything can act together – a bit like quantum physics.
Stroboscopic Artefacts beat drives you to go on and dig deeper into the pure, extastic kaleidoscope, walking on the thin line between freshness and decay, machine and nature, life and dead. You want to know where the song ends: In hope or apocalypse. – There is no right solution. The end remains open, you decide what you want to see. Do you want to experience what the world gives? Be it the body of a spider – representing the cycle of nature and animals killed by humans? Or do you want to stay in the dark, embodied by the black background of the video?
The clean driving beat remains undeciphered until the end. Only you know if it’s a pulsating heartbeat or accelerated death bells. At least one thing is certain: life is so precious!
Video by: Julia Crescitelli
Music by Lucy aka : Luca Mortellaro