Emil Memon
No. 1463
"Fireworks / Hot in a Disco"
Artist: Emil Memon
Title: Fireworks / Hot in a Disco
Subtitle: The Urban Trilogy
Duration: 25:46
Year: 2014
Genre: Music video
Production: Emil Memon

 
SYNOPSIS

Video consists of dystopian footages of the spectacle of the 4th of July Independence Day celebration on West Side of Manhattan recorded two years in the row (2012 and 2013). Each year Memom took the same spot of shooting the fireworks. Yet, it is far from a documentary. The artist took the city with its inhabitants as the element that shapes the narrative of the work. It is imbued by symbolism and it makes references to previous art representations of the event. With the glow saturation of the colour it is a reminiscence of a battlefield and of the glow of atomic bomb or a public spectacle in the historical prints of various victorious kings celebrating their victories. It is also a homage to Kenneth Anger, a very influential filmmaker for me, and his great experimental film Fireworks. The music in the video is a live recording from a rehearsal of Hot in a Disco song with Micah Gaugh and Michael Durek. (Source: DIVA)



 
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