Another entertaining instalment of Tony Zhou’s ongoing series, Every Frame a Painting. This time around, Zhou focuses on his hometown of Vancouver, B.C. pointing out the nagging contradiction that, despite being the third biggest film city in North America, Vancouver Never Plays Itself! While detailing just how easy it is to disguise a generic, chameleon-like city like Vancouver as someplace else, Zhou also questions what it means that Vancouver is so often the location of a filmset but never the setting of the movie. Watch below!
“Discipline” is the title track of Club Cheval’s long awaited debut, which doesn’t come out till 2016. There’s not much to this video; it’s essentially just a giant game of musical chairs, but it just has the perfect chill vibe without trying really hard. Directed by Paris-based duo Julien Choquart and Camille Hirigoyen (J.A.C.K.), I think this was my favourite music video of the week.
Watch the video for “Discipline” below.
The first instalment of the Guardian Cities/Tate special series, “The Artist and Their City,” features Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The short video by British filmmaker, Max Duncan, follows Ai Weiwei as he discusses his complex relationship with Beijing and guides us through Caochangdi, a village of migrants and aspiring artists where he’s tried to establish spaces for creative freedom and artistic expression. Watch below!