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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Vivian Hua 華婷婷

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. Vivian regularly shares human-centered stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2021, they will begin production on a BIPOC metaphysical comedy film entitled RECKLESS SPIRITS. They are passionate about cultural spaces, sustainable practices, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. YEAH!

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