craft rock friday with department of eagles

It's not every day that a band's music video gets premiered at a major art gallery. But that's what happened with Department of Eagles' latest video - for "No One Does It Like You" - which was screened at the MOMA last week.

The video was directed by Patrick Daughters (who also worked on the video for Feist's "1234", in all its lue-lame-jumpsuit glory) and Winnipeg artist Marcel Dzama.

Marcel Dzama is a favourite of mine: I love his bizarre drawings that straddle fairytales and nightmares. This video really brings Marcel Dzama's artwork brought to life (and, um, death).

This video's edging towards the darker side of Dzama's work - where there are fewer schoolgirls walking hand-in-hand with bears and men with tree trunk heads playing the upright bass - and more death, destruction and dismemberment...

You can see more of Dzama's art at the Richard Heller Gallery.

Lindsay  – (April 10, 2009)  

Nice one, S - that's a great song, and interesting to see MD's work translated to video like that.

vic  – (April 16, 2009)  

Marcel Dzama is my favourite artist ever!

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