This outrageous creation showcases the face paintings of Michigan artist James Kuhn, whose work has catapulted a young Ontario rock band into the finals of Canada’s newest music video competition. The band Young Rival is on the Top-10 short list for the $5,000 Prism Prize for best Canadian music video of the year.
Young Rival asked Kuhn to do the video (Two Reasons) with them after they saw his work in 2011 on Reddit. Kuhn’s profile says he’s a “retired drag queen, whiteface clown, former nudist, born again Christian,” who’s on a mission to create 1,000 unique flesh-painted faces. Kuhn provided the band with 25 videos of lip-synched performances, which they edited into the final video. (See more at The Hamilton Spectator, here)
The other bands on the Prism Prize shortlist are Drake, Mother Mother, Yamantaka/Sonic Tita, Grimes (nominated for two videos), Arcade Fire, Rich Aucoin, Maylee Todd and Metz.
Reblogged this on TROY'S SELF HELP and commented:
Because I like it.
I’ve been crying due to all the mediocracy I find on the internet and life in general. Again and again, everywhere I turn I see the same things. I see some artists post every last little image they produce. It becomes meaning-less. Not everything is great. Not everything, not every last little thought needs to be posted or shared. I don’t want to know your every thought! Regardless whether the media companies say it is our right to share everything, it doesn’t mean its worth it! Show me meaning!!!!!!! Or show me something different!
Thank you for the re-blog, and for taking the time to express those bang-on sentiments. Appreciated.
I’m with you on the monkeys – or maybe baboons. Just such a bizarre combination of art, music and personality.
I had to keep pausing the vid just to get a look at what was really going on! That was great, though the monkey butt made me pause – LOL!
Astonishing! They must win the Prism Prize!
they’re in high-calibre company, too. Good on them.