BUG 47

26 May 2015 12:17 - posted by Phil Tidy


We return with BUG 47 - 3 chances to see BUG in June at BFI Southbank!

It's nearly time for BUG to hit the big screen at BFI Southbank again with a brand new batch of tasty video treats. Adam Buxton is back on hosting duty for this latest set of shows - BUG no. 47 no less! - and will be revealing the latest BUG choices on June 4 and June 11 (two shows in one night!).

Tickets are on sale now via the website or direct from the box office on 020 7928 3232. In March, the shows were completely sold out, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.




Hook N Sling ft Far East Movement – Break Yourself

Hook N Sling’s Break Yourself by a dream team of young directing talent. Previously Nelson de Castro and Carlos Lopez Estrada have worked as individual directors: de Castro’s big break came by winning the OK Go Music Video Challenge organised by BUG in 2013; while Lopez Estrada has made a series of acclaimed videos recently – his video for Seattle hiphop band Clipping was featured at the last BUG.

The Chemical Brothers – Go

The Chemical Brothers are, of course, titans of British dance music who have been inspiring great music videos for two decades. They’ve worked with several great directors, not least Michel Gondry, whose videos for Let Forever Be and Star Guitar are generally regarded as among his very best work. Now they have collaborated again for Go.

Hot Chip – Need You Now

Like Gondry, Shynola are venerated in music video circles, for their work for Radiohead, UNKLE, Lambchop, Blur, and others. Shynola’s most famous videos have been animated but the trio have increasingly moved into live action and their new video for Hot Chip’s Need You Now shows their command of emotional-yet-surreal drama, with a dreamlike video set in the reliably atmospheric Dungeness. Hot Chip frontman Alexis Taylor finds himself divided into three antagonistic parts while dealing with an even more painful split.

Son Lux – Change Is Everything

Son Lux’s Change Is Everything, is an ingenious creation directed by Nathan Johnson – and animated by him and his wife Katie Chastain – involving lots of drawing pins and 200 feet of rubberized black thread. Visual sequences were created in 3D, then projected onto whiteboard, and then the pins and thread came into play. The rest was all down to old-fashioned stop- motion animation, which meant Nathan and Katie pushing pins into foam board until their fingers were raw. Hundreds of hours of hard graft paid off with the result – a wonderful visual experience.

Run The Jewels – Early

The latest promo from New York hip-hop duo Run The Jewels is a very different kind of animation; blocks of black, white and red, create a suitably stark, Sin City-like world that not only represents ghetto life, police brutality, incarceration, and mass anger and protest, but also incorporates the lyrics of RTJ’s Killer Mike and El-P themselves.

Bob Dylan – The Night We Called It A Day

Perhaps the most surprising film we’re screening tonight is our next one: a beautifully fashioned facsimile of a 1940s film noir starring none other than Bob Dylan. The video for The Night We Called It A Day was directed by his regular video collaborator Nash Edgerton.

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared: 1

We welcome our guests to the stage: Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling met at Kingston Art College and their work started getting noticed when they were part of the larger This Is It collective. Work such as Bad Things That Could Happen established the sense of handmade artfulness and quirky, very dark humour that has become the hallmark of their later work – in particular, the phenomenon that is Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared. Working in various media, but particularly puppetry, Becky & Joe have created one of the most talked-about series on the internet.

Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

More from BUG special guests Becky & Joe, investigating other gems, such as their videos for Tame Impala.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Swim and Sleep

We continued exploring the world of BUG special guests Becky & Joe creations. Full title 'Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)'

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared: 4

The final video from BUG guests Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling for one of the most talked-about series on the internet!

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