We’re getting to a point where Internet culture and art are merging and bringing manifestations in the high art and consumer art world. Things like BYOB are proving that .gif culture and maximalist visual cacophony have a place in the world and are a new abstract medium for contemporary artists to play in. A good example of that? The new music video for LA/Copenhagen based musician Tomas Barfod‘s “November Skies.” It’s a visual feast of bright colors, cheesy Internet imagery, and complex forms: it’s great.
The video is produced and directed by California based The Great Nordic Sword Fights, a duo who direct videos and make installations through the “sometimes serious and a lot of times nonsensical marriage of interactive technologies and visual motion experiences.” What they do for Barfod is make this acid trippy pitfall video of a sock puppet like man falling endlessly through swirls and shards of color. The resulting video is very good and compliments Barfod’s very click-y, trip-y song (with vocals by Nina Kinert).