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''Mirrorball #1: Fresh Tracks''

Reality TV has not killed the video star
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 23, 2008
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Encyclopedia Pictura's video for Grizzly Bear’s “Knife"

Reality TV has not killed the video star. Even though MTV shows videos only from like 3:30 to 4 am on the third Tuesday of every even-numbered month, the music video is alive and kicking, thanks in large part to the Web. To be sure, the notion of music-promos-as-art is stronger than ever, as the Museum of Fine Arts’ annual “Mirrorball” series attests, four programs from the Edinburgh Film Festival. Among the highlights from the opener, “Fresh Tracks” (see for the complete schedule): Tom Kuntz’s video for Bumblebeez’ “Dr. Love,” which is as hilarious as it is visually dazzling; Patrick Daughters’s promo for Feist’s “My Moon My Man,” which has the best synchronized dancing I’ve ever seen carried out on an airport moving walkway; and a few gems from San Francisco duo Encyclopedia Pictura including their eye-popping video for Grizzly Bear’s “Knife.” Museum of Fine Arts: January 30 + March 9
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