Stones Throw are marketing geniuses. The Stones Throw Video Contest which launched back in April and ends today is proof of that.
Such is the nature of genius that it attracts, well, genius. Enter Samuel Craven with a final day entry that’s already got the attention of Mr Perkins himself.
Sam’s video for Flowers provides all the essential ingredients for a summer video: it’s beautiful, calming and uplifting and works in perfect harmony with the track. Sure I’m biased but it deserves your vote, or at least a play or two.
Super Super8 video for Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf’s Methods, courtesy of our very own Samuel Craven.
Found during an endless trawl through Sam’s local flea market, the footage is unbelievably untouched and unedited. And that’s where the magic lies.
When heartfelt visuals combine with heartfelt music there’s a synergy for all to see. Spend the next 4 minutes checking out what that magic looks like.
“Paper money will always return to its intrinsic value, zero” – Voltaire 1729
The word Versailles apparently derives from the Latin word versare, meaning “to keep turning, turn over and over”. Such esoteric [wiki derived] knowledge ties in nicely with the above quote, and even better still with the work of our new Junior Art Director Samuel Craven, who will be exhibiting at Versailles: a group show featuring 24 emerging artists.
Sam will be exhibiting an A5 piece titled ‘Eight Hundred Pounds’, ingeniously made entirely from the shredded remains of the amount he sold Thirty Thousand Pounds for. Yes, that really is £30,000 hanging on a wall.
Voltaire may have been spot on with his assessment, but while the paper returns to its intrinsic value, Sam proves that the idea – as always – remains priceless.
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The private view is on February 10th at The Gallery on Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DP.