David Lynch seems to be enjoying creating art with musicians; after recently directing a live Duran Duran concert film he’s now collaborating with Interpol. The band performed at Coachella last weekend where this short, I Touch A Red Button Man (set to Interpol’s Lights) debuted.
I can’t begin to explain or try to give you a synopsis—we’re talking David Lynch here. The man is one of my favorite directors, no matter that I haven’t a clue what his mind intends. I just adore taking his little trips. But according to Interpol’s label, Matador Records, the presentation is “a visual juxtaposition of the seen and the unseen” and invites us to think about surveillance. “Surrounded as we are by an ever-increasing number of cameras in our daily lives, we begin to lose ownership of our own images. Anonymous technology is analyzing, categorizing and archiving our very existence. As the observer becomes the observed, the performance explores the deepening layers of covert surveillance, morphing data acquisition into visual beauty and questioning the fine line between the viewer and the voyeur.”
Got all that? Here now, let David Lynch and Interpol take you on a cruise:
Now I don’t know about you, but I think that odd, little fellow might give me nightmares tonight and no matter what Mr. Lynch’s real message was, I’ll bet he’d be happy to hear that.
(Source: Matador Records)