Mike Anderson’s visual interpretation for “How You Hold Your Arms” combines two sets of videos at once, but not in any way you might be able to predict. From the Western Vinyl website, they state, “A recorded song floats unchanged in time, through endless possibilities of events, spaces. Here’s a visualization of that. There are two videos in one: the first is on videocassette, played on a TV/VCR combo. This is a more standard music video, synced to ‘How You Hold Your Arms.’ A camera is trained on the TV playing the first video throughout the song. The peripheral action around the TV makes up the second video, which you see here.” A wonderful idea which manages to find a working solution around the difficulties of recording TV screens.
Directed by Mike Anderson.