M Gallery in Glasgow have invited label head JJD to do a presentation and screening select music videos and short film works he’s done accompanied by a talk and Q&A about these films. The event takes place on Friday, Dec 13th from 7pm-9pm with the video screenings totalling around 40 minutes of material.
A selection of five Soft Riot music videos will be shown, including “Modern Dread”, “You Never Know What Might Come Next”, “For Your Entertainment”, “The Eyes On The Walls” and “Taking Off The Edge” as well as the short films “Possession Records | Short Film 01” and “Possession Records | Short Film 02”. You can check a few of these out in the Video section.
For this evening JJD will be screening a selection of promotional music videos that he has created and released as Soft Riot along with two “short films” promoting releases on Possession Records. These short films are a creative progression of output from work he’s done in the music video format, creating a bizarre and surreal cut-and-paste video collage that combines elements from the traditional music video, parodies of television, film and consumer culture along with strange surreal interludes.
JJD will give some background to how the videos were created along with the creative inspirations behind them. There will also be a Q&A after the screening.
There’ll also be a raffle of sorts of Possession Records related merchandise. It’s entry by donation so if you want hear me ramble on about the ideas and work behind some of the videos, you’re welcome to come down. Entry is by donation with a BYOB charge.
Find out more about the event here.