Best of Video Sunday 2012

13 Jan 2013 — Tonje Thilesen

Ever since our first decision to start the monthly video feature Video Sunday, a feature dedicated tn the day where most people would take a deep and well-deserved breath after a long week, we've slowly become quite obsessed with music videos and the idea of merging two creative minds, the aural and the visual into one artistic piece. Now, you've probably seen Montreal director Emily Kai Bock pretty much all over the place this year, or the gorgeous videos for Sigur Rós' Valtari video project, or Perfume Genius' brilliant video for "Hood", and as much as we love those videos ourselves, the selection below is dedicated to splendid directors and video artists whose videos were slightly overlooked this past year, however with a few natural exceptions. 

Watch our selection after the break, in no particular order.

 

Jakub Nox Ambroziak - Treebeard in the Dead Wood (by Czlowiek Kamera)

Gem Club - I Heard The Party (by Joshua Stocker)

Miaoux Miaoux - Hey Sound! (by Falentin)

Saint Lou Lou - Maybe You (directed by Philippe Tempelman)

Active Child - Hanging On (directed by T.S. Pfeffer & Robert McHugh)

Marijuana Deathsquads - Crazy Master (by Isaac Gale)

Julia Holter - Marienbad (by Rick Bahto)

Keep Shelly In Athens - Our Own Dream (directed by Thanasis Tsimpinis)

Kuedo - Ascension Phase (directed by Konx-om-Pax and Sabrina Ratté)

Lyonnais - A Sign From On High / Modern Calvary (directed by Lee Tesche and Sam Campbell)

Ditt Inre - Månljus (Saknad) (directed by Markus Waltå)

Todd Terje - Inspector Norse (directed by Kristoffer Borgli)

Purity Ring - Fineshrine (directed by Young Replicant)

Pleq - Reconstruction (directed by Ela Aydemir)

The Megaphonic Thrift - Broken Glass / Yellow Fingers (by Blank Blank)

Brasstronaut - Mean Sun (directed by Kevan Funk)

Connan Mockasin - Faking Jazz Together (directed by Fleur & Manu)

Phédre - In Decay (directed by Jesse Ewles)