CHECK OUT: SPECTACLE – THE MUSIC VIDEO AT MOMI

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We took a trip over the Pulaski Bridge to Astoria, Queens to check out Spectacle – The Music Video, the newest exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image. As we ascended the staircase to the exhibit, Kanye West’s “Runaway” grew louder as we entered through a screening room playing the 30 minute mini-film on a big screen. Beyond Kanye we found ourselves in a brief history lesson of the evolution of the music video, beginning with silent films, on to Elvis, then David Bowie, and into the MTV generation. Upstairs, it was all about the modern era of music videos with installations dedicated to White Stripes’ “Fell in Love With a Girl”, Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” and Bjork’s “Wanderlust” (in 3D!). Infamous banned and explicit video clips like Madonna’s “Justify My Love”, and Tyler, the Creator’s “Yonkers” and were viewable through porno-booth-like peep holes, and in another screening room, mirrored walls put us inside Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” While the exhibit was confined to only a few rooms, every inch of them were packed with memorabilia from the relatively young medium, such as the milk-carton from Blur’s “Coffee and TV”, the yarn from Steriogram’s “Walkie Talkie Man” and paint splatter from Ok Go’s “This Too Shall Pass.” An appropriate homage to the frenetic art-form.

Spectacle – The Music Video runs through June 16th, 2013.

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