tUnE-yArDs – “Bizness” Music Video

tUnE-yArDs’ new video for “Bizness” off her upcoming album, w h o k i l l, combines manic editing tricks, modern dance, and lipsyncing by young students pretending to be Merrill Garbus. These elements themselves are nothing new, but as one might expect from Garbus, everything in this video is more about fun than it is about pretension.

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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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[…] THEMES & CONCEPTS “The artwork plays off of some of the performance aspects of tUnE-yArDs. If you pay close attention, you can see how the whole thing is put together — how the parts make up the whole. The diagonal-patterned lines are intended to mimic the way the sound loops function in the performances. Though each one can stand alone, they are informed and enlivened by the textures that are layered before and after. Merrill [Garbus of tUnE-yArDs] wanted a cover with diagonals, so I incorporated some of the ideas I was working with in my own practice, and we expanded outward from there.” RELATED ARTICLES: TUNE-YARDS INTERVIEW WITH MERRILL GARBUS + TUNE-YARDS AND BUKE & GASS LIVE SHOW REVIEW + “BIZNESS” MUSIC VIDEO […]

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