Thursday, March 10, 2011
Video Premiere: Timmy's Organism, "Building the Friend-Ship"
Lately I've been thinking about how Homo sapiens engage nature, as a result of an Ecocriticism class I'm taking at NYU. These nature writings and ecopoetics have shown me how people too often violate the natural world in art and literature. Thus I was especially pleased to see this grainy, psychedelic video for "Building the Friendship" from Sacred Bones weird-punks Timmy's Organism. From an ecocritical standpoint, the video does as its title suggests: a monsoon of color, it demolishes societal walls between humans (ie. floating astronauts) and animals (ie. frogs and butterflies) and nature. My favorite part is when cartoony flowers explode from multicolor acid hearts.
Timmy's Organism mastermind Timmy Lampinen — a.k.a. "Timmy Vulgar" — is frontman of Human Eye and was recently a Kresge Artist Fellow in Detroit. "Building the Friendship" from the band's debut LP, Rise of the Green Gorilla.