BANKS, “BRAIN” – BARNABY ROPER. More nervous-making writhing, this time with L.A.’s BANKS. Barnaby Roper (who did the better of last year’s two “Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix)” videos) continues to play his favorite meta-Youtube trick of tossing 240p shots into high-res videos, causing You, Viewer to constantly re-check your settings widget and throw up your hands in router-fueled impatience. It makes the quick flashes of red all the more maddening, which gets You, Viewer all the more agitated – which makes the act of viewing bare shoulders twisting to Shlomo’s grim production all the more confusing.
3/15/14 | BANKS, “BRAIN”