Video Spectacle III.

Third in a series of videos that I feel represent a change in the way motion pictures are working online, via The Ministry of Type, I discovered this beautiful reel of the recent works of Rob Chiu. (AKA The Ronin, Chiu is a photographer and videographer based in London.)
What makes this short video compilation of stills and motion so compelling are two things. First, the extraordinary use of Radiohead’s “Videotape” song, which has the following lyrics:
This is one for the good days
and I have it all here
In red, blue, green
Red, blue, green
Second, unlike the high-speed and high-drama of most videos today, this one focuses on the slow human motions of walking, sleeping, eating, reading, killing, and watching. In a few short moments, we watch days go by, words fly by, people working and collapsing, as they themselves watch the world watch them go by.