About the works:
Marilyn Roxie and Neurotic Wreck – Obsidian Offerings (2016)
Video in memory of Jhonn Balance for LUDWIG’s CHAOSTROPHY exhibition curated by Ceven Knowles, held in Berlin June 17 – July 23 2016. Video by Marilyn Roxie with music and spoken word by Neurotic Wreck (Dan Shea, St. Helens, England). A collage of the esoteric frames the work and is reflected in the mirror along with open source nature imagery. Disruptive slices and effects in the prophetic surface of the digital scrying mirror question the relationship between past and future and paint a lineage of experimental artists inspired by the visuals and music of Coil.
Neurotic Wreck – “The Rain” (2016)
A music video collage by Marilyn Roxie interspersing footage shot of their collaborative and romantic partner Neurotic Wreck during a trip to Manchester, England in 2016 with stop motion cinema, cartoons, and video synthesis to tell a tale of joyful apocalypse. Neurotic Wreck’s “The Rain” was released on Glow Ghosts for Roxie’s netlabel Vulpiano Records on Netlabel Day, July 14th, 2016.
Natural Snow Buildings – “Providence’s High Priests” (2016)
An exploration of elemental alchemy in video by Marilyn Roxie for French drone-folk band Natural Snow Buildings. The video incorporates decorative papers from the British Library and the Manly Palmer Hall collection of alchemical manuscripts alongside 8mm and 16mm film. Made with members Mehdi Ameziane and Solange Gularte’s blessing, this is the only official Natural Snow Buildings music video up to this point. Natural Snow Buildings have frequently released their albums in limited physical editions, though Aldebaran (2016) and The Centauri Agent (2010) were released as free digital-only editions exclusively for netlabel Vulpiano Records.
Derek Piotr – “Rivulet to Gulf” (2016)
Music video made for a track from Derek Piotr’s Drono, out on the LINE label in summer 2016. The ebbs and flows of nature mirror the rise and fall of the song’s tide. The video is comprised entirely of Creative Commons footage carefully selected to accompany Piotr’s droning rhythms and the larger theme of the album: water.
Neurotic Wreck – “Funeral of Roses” (2015)
Roxie’s video for Neurotic Wreck’s “Funeral of Roses” marked their entry into the world of music videography. A collage of imagery was selected to fit the lyrical themes of unrequited love with an androgynous person and the idea of “deflowerment”. The songs lyrics were inspired by Wreck reading Yukio Mishima’s Confessions of a Mask. Alongside this narrative, webcam footage captured by Roxie of Wreck intermingle with the themes of longing to create an additional portrait of long-distance romance. The video has been screened at Artists’ Television Access and ASI Student Center Gallery’s Re/Action exhibition curated by Rebeka Rodriguez in San Francisco.