Money2

Friday, 18 May 2012

money

Lorna Mills & Yoshi Sodeoka || Money2

"Money2", 2012, Video, Duration 00:1:16

Money2 by Lorna Mills and Yoshi Sodeoka is a brief, merciless video assembled from Lorna Mills's found and altered animated gif collages. These looping animations play against a soundtrack by Plink Flojd, a super audiovideo collective started by David Quiles Guillo with co-founders Yoshi Sodeoka and Eric Mast.

Money2 is the cacophonous, dysfunctional, absurd, idiotic sequel to Pink Floyd's classic "Money". The band's original version from the 70's exhorted their audience to reject wealth and conspicuous consumption, while at the same time launching them into the stratosphere of commercial success.

Pink Floyd's "Money" remains an enormously popular song, despite the fact that all of the ideas about capitalism embedded in the song are now four decades out of date. Money2 expands the original imagery to include the darkness, desperation, folly and anxiety that surrounds wealth and the lack of it.

By pairing a mashed, mangled musical version with found then re-arranged animated gifs, Pink Floyd's "Money" is revived and buried alive at the same time.

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