What It Is What It Was: Music Video as Art

October 30 to December 14, 2012

What It Is, What It Was: Music Video As Art explores the capacity of the music video, a popular and commercial form since the 1980s, to transcend and transform the limits of the genre - repetitiveness, visual eye candy, and the primacy of the singer performing their latest hit single - and to make a short film that traffics in the melodic, rhythmic, and lyrical structures of a song while extending the experience of the viewer beyond the song and into a world-not-yet-seen.


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