Willow’s “Sweater” is a perfect trick of one 8’ x 10’ stage, one treadmill, and three HD projectors, and it’s really the coolest music video I’ve seen in a long time. He’s sitting in a room in space! He’s sitting in a room on a subway! He’s sitting in a room that’s actually 3D water with hairy pale 3D legs! Willow is not-going everywhere.
And then, to wander off from Wednesday work, here’s a dark generic Hump Day thought for those of us who viewed this only as a cool visual pleasure piece: how are these awesome 3D tricks anything but a mirror to our own stuck-in-a-bag-of-bones experience of being a human being? We can walk the whole world and change our scenery and subway seat partners a hundred times over, but we’re still forever stuck schlepping around inside the dark room of our own singular conscious experience. So that’s nice and morose! But not really, in its own way. Alternatively: brains in a Matrix vat! (Or shadows on the wall, the less anxiety-inducing classic). Bodies and brains! Oh, boy. Stuck apart, together.
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