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Millennium Film Workshop

SONG-IMAGE SHOWFLOOR: JOE WAKEMAN MUSIC-VIDEO 2013-2023

A retrospective showcase of independently produced music video work by Joe Wakeman over the last ten years.

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SONG-IMAGE SHOWFLOOR: JOE WAKEMAN MUSIC-VIDEO 2013-2023
SONG-IMAGE SHOWFLOOR: JOE WAKEMAN MUSIC-VIDEO 2013-2023

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Sep 09, 2023, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Millennium Film Workshop, 167 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA

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SONG-IMAGE SHOWFLOOR

JOE WAKEMAN MUSIC-VIDEO 

2013-2023

September 9th, 2023

Doors at 7:30pm, screening at 8pm.

A retrospective showcase of independently produced music video work by Joe Wakeman over the last ten years.

Is it art or a commercial? What are music videos for? Why are they made? Who are they there to please? I've made more than a few music videos and I usually try to approach the task with the same artistic integrity that I would bring to a feature or a performance piece. Why then, is the end result typically something which appears disposable or commercial in nature? Is it a form where the product itself is something which undermines the task of making it? I have a friend who has characterized the music video as being the bastard child of cinema and pop music, a forced combination of two unlike forms containing none of the transcendent qualities of either. The artist-pessimist might view it as a flagrant commercial enterprise, an excuse to visually exalt the sex appeal of the musician in order to move more copies of the single. As a frequent maker of music videos though, my counterpoint to these observations has always been to point out that only in the music video do the cinematic techniques pioneered during the silent era and they heyday of the 60s avant-garde find their way to popular consumption---techniques notably absent from most narrative cinema. 

I'll add moreover that given that the music video work I've produced over the past ten years has largely been done as a community effort, driven by the inspiration of the music created by the people in my life---you'll find not a bona fide radio hit nor a slick commercial among these. Instead, looking back over a decade and viewing them over ten years, it looks less and less like a commercial and a lot more like a documentary about my friends.

-Joe Wakeman

FILMS

Gold Dime: Denise 2023

Gold Dime: Wasted Wanted 2023

Nite Music: I've Got to Make the Call 2023

Spermchurch: A Puzzle & Not Intended For Use 2021

The Yin Yangs: Shooting 2021

MPHO: No Breakfast With Andy 2020

Sean Spada: Taking It Slow 2020

The Yin Yangs: Heironymous Box 2020

Gold Dime: Hindsight II 2019

Mary Vision: Yes It Is 2019

Style Revolutionary (from "The Shoplifters) 2018

Sic Tic: I Was In Your Room 2018

Holly Overton: Rhonda 2017

Toyzanne: Maps 2017

The Yin Yangs: R.I.P. Everyone 2017

No Ice: We Get High Together (and tangential films) 2017

  • Bindle Stiff
  • A Vernal Circumstance
  • The Sins of the Mad Lieutenant

Sic Tic: Rock Wall 2016

Prima: Diva 2016

Secret Crush: Candelight 2016

Bodega Bay: Realism 2015

The Yin Yangs: Life In Space 2014

The Yin Yangs: You're Surfing All Over Me 2014

Valentine's Day 2013

maybe other surprises TBA...

https://josefwakeman.com

Millennium Film Workshop

167 Wilson Avenue

Brooklyn NY

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