When Saints Go Machine – “Add Ends” Music Video

Give me anything surrealistic that is remotely well-done, and I will accept! No complaints! That logic in mind, the video for When Saints Go Machine’s “Add Ends” is one I accept, without complaints. A little bit reminiscent of Tim Burton’s film Big Fish, this video similarly contains a central elderly male character, a variety of inexplicable characters — some obviously real and some questionably real — and an overall theme of following an individual towards the progression of death. My favorite parts are when the everything joins together into one big sonic-visual swirl!

The band’s description: “The first video from their gorgeous debut album Konkylie, When Saints Go Machine’s “Add Ends” video utilizes a dizzying mix of narrative styles, something like a heart felt, surrealist, sci-fi fantasy. Building from the visual of riding quickly through a hospital in a wheelchair (“an image both bound and boundless”), Director Dawn Carol Garcia delivers a collection of images as rich and nuanced as the music that inspired them.”

Directed by Dawn Carol Garcia.

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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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