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Blackened Puppets: Chris Cunningham’s Weird Anatomies

Music/Video : Histories, Aesthetics, Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...In this chapter, I shall suggest that music videos constitute moving bodies – puppets, if you will – which in turn have the power to move viewers, in fact to enlist their viewers into a process of metamorphosis. My focus is the work...

Spike and Michel

Saul Austerlitz

Saul Austerlitz is a writer and cultural critic living in New York City. His work has been published in the Boston Globe (where he is a regular contributor), Slate, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Village Voice, and other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Money For Nothing : A History of the Music Video from the Beatles to the White Stripes

Continuum, 2007

Scholarly Books

...Spike and Michel MTV may have created its own subculture, and its own notions of artistry, but it had fallen short of feature filmmaking in creating its own geniuses—artists who fully grasped, and embraced, the peculiar possibilities...

Completing the Mystery of Her Flesh: Love, Eroticism, and Identity in Björk’s Videos

Music/Video : Histories, Aesthetics, Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Introduction Music, it can be argued, is often used as a means of self-expression, as a reflection on the musician’s life, experiences, and choices; by matching songs with videos, the musician can delve deeper into this self-investigation...

Björk

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...The avant-garde music and visual presentation of Björk challenged the common understanding of popular music while imbuing it with a unique futurism. Björk was born in 1965 in Iceland; her mother was an activist and her father was a union...

Björk's Homogenic

Emily Mackay

Emily Mackay is a freelance writer and editor based in Southend-on-Sea, UK. In her career, she has been to a party at Prince's house, ordered out of a car at gunpoint by the LAPD and helped Thurston Moore steal a sofa. Her favourite though, was being driven around Reykjavík by Björk in her Landrover. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

33 1/3 Books

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...In recent years, Björk's artistry has become ever more ambitious and ever more respected. With the release of her conceptual app-album Biophilia in 2011, and a huge retrospective exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art coinciding...

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...In the broad field of popular music since the 1960s there have been a number of musical artists who have breached the boundaries between art music and popular music. These are musicians who locate themselves creatively in a liminal space...