I’m going to pull out the age-old ‘two buses’ adage for this post, thanks to this beautiful video from John Davis that bears some striking resemblances to yesterday’s selection of films by Paul Clipson. As nice as it is, I may very well not have put it up – out of desire for variety – had it not been for the accompanying song; Barn Owl’s majestic ‘Turiya’. Echoes of Slint and Earth abound in this stoned and heavy-lidded journey through an imagined American pastoral – a sound that’s mirrored exquisitely by the grainy, black and white Super 8 nature montage.
As a special treat, and in a doffing of our caps to the filmmaker, here’s another of John Davis’ films – a mysterious collage of fantastical poetry, found footage and distant guitars. Enjoy.
Image is a painting of Gilbert & George by Gerhard Richter, a retrospective of whose will shortly be showing at Tate Modern.