Midday Veil – “Anthem” Music Video

I think my brain waves are rippling in time with the amorphous pustules and static globs of this video. Really, though, I can’t figure out why this is so mesmerizing… there is really nothing incredibly complicated about it, but the soothing qualities of vocalist Emily Pothast’s voice just kind of lullaby me into submission, and when the seizure-inducing latter half rolls around like an electro-shocked lava lamp, I am still… dur… aah! What! I don’t know. I just can’t stop staring…

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Video feedback generated by Timm Mason at the Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY, Sept. 2010.

Edited by David Golightly and Emily Pothast.

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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