tUnE-yArDs - ‘My Country’ (by 4ADRecords)
Pitchfork: Do you consider this to be a political video?
Mimi Cave: It is political, but I also decided to focus on more guttural things— which is why I love tUnE-yArDs’ so much. It’s very visceral for me. Originally, the idea was to do something more simple and documentary-style. But, given the message that Merrill wanted to get across about arts funding getting cut, we wanted to do something visually in-your-face and express how kids really felt about music and visual art and dance being taken away from them.
Merrill Garbus: I know I respond better to art that doesn’t yell its position in my face but makes me feel something; then I’m much more inclined to act. So, we all know what’s happening [with arts funding being cut], but it’s another step to actually go out and do something— whether that’s giving money or time.”
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