Music for the Eyes

Crossovers Between Videoart, Pop Music, Music Videos

  • Edited by Luca Quattrocchi
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 20 x 24 cm
  • Pages 304
  • Illustrations 300
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2018
  • ISBN 9788836641208
  • Price € 34,00  € 32,30
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“Visual and aural” exhibition Music for the Eyes: Crossovers between Video Art, Pop Music, Music Videos and its accompanying catalogue, curated by Luca Quattrocchi, explore the fruitful intermingling that can be seen both in the field of video art – where music videos and pop songs offer new sources of creative inspiration and new opportunities for reflecting on today’s society – and in music videos made by filmmakers and visual artists, working to highlight their mutual influences and reciprocal borrowings, their parallels and shifts in meaning.

Siena, Santa Maria della Scala, August - November 2018


The Visual Amalgam of Pop Music: A Counterpoint between Video Art and Music Videos
Luca Quattrocchi

The Wheel of Time
Alberto Abruzzese

“Free Your Mind… and Your Ass Will Follow.” The Politics of Dance Music
F. Javier Panera Cuevas

Time Is Laying a Veil of Poetry Over Them (A Myth in Three Acts)
Tom Kalin

Inner music
Pipilotti Rist
Francesco Vezzoli
Martin Creed
Tom Kalin

A tool of social analysis
Robert Boyd
Mickalene Thomas
Gery Georgieva

Shattering clichés
Katarzyna Kozyra
Jesper Just
Adel Abidin
Keren Cytter

Deconstructing, recomposing, resemanticizing
Dorian Gaudin, Christian Dubuis Santini
Ange Leccia

Regarding Music Videos
Simone Arcagni

“3000 Years of Art”? Music Videos and (the History of) Art
Henry Keazor

Two or Three Things about Cinema and Music Videos
Luca Venzi

Video Loved the Artist Star: Problems and Opportunities for a Different Visual Imagery
Andrea Bruciati

Music video: alliances with filmmakers and visual artists
John Landis
Michelangelo Antonioni
Keith Haring
Derek Jarman
Andy Warhol
Jim Jarmusch
Gus Van Sant
Tracey Moffatt
Andres Serrano
Jean-Luc Godard
Roman Polanski
Steve Buscemi
Sean Penn
Wim Wenders
Doug Aitken, Adam Levite
Luc Besson
Charles Atlas
Tim Burton
Damien Hirst
Vanessa Beecroft
Sam Taylor-Johnson
Roger Ballen
David Lynch
Tony Oursler
Wolfgang Tillmans
Broken Fingaz

Music Videos, Cinema, and the Visual Arts: Fruitful Alliances, Brief Encounters, Missed Opportunities
Luca Quattrocchi