Dutch indie rocker Tim Knol’s song “When I Am King” Â has beenÂ painstakinglyÂ turned into a stop motion pyrograph (the art of burning designs into wood or leather) averaging 5 hours of work per second shown. The dificulty is is unimportant though compared to the impact of the visualÂ narrative that imedeitly brings you back to your childhood and remebering reading the works of Maurice Sendak, A. A. Milne & others.
When I was in school I wrote historical plays and will admit that most of them were horrible (except for one where I turned Romeo & Juliet into a rhyming western long before Baz Luhrmann) and every time I pushed the envelope even a little I got shot down. So deep down part of me is so proud of these fudging kids for pulling off a re-enactment of Scarface as a school play?!??
The other part is in abject shock of what is before me and thought it was unrealistic when it happened in a Kevin Smith film, I guess I take it back.
#UPDATE Reports are coming in that the video was a Art piece/calling card by a commercial and music video director named Marc Klasfeld
John Waters‘ upcoming exhibitions at Gagosian Gallery in L.A. and Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York will feature his series of movie stills titled “Children Who Smoke.” Love it. Now I’m trying to think of other artists who depict children smoking (preferably real cigarettes, but I’ll take Sally Mann’s fake one too). I’m pressed for time and can only come up with a few examples, but I know there is oh so much more. Who else?
Yoshitomo Nara, Guston Girl, 2000, Deutsche Bank Collection