Today’s #FilmFridays presents a video on Hugo McCloud directed by NY-based multimedia artist and musician MeLo-X. McCloud in Process - Directed by MeLo-X, 2015, is a documentary film showing the practice of McCloud in his studio.
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“McCloud in Process is a collaborative piece by Hugo and myself. I wanted to capture the beautiful elements of his process through a somewhat micro lens, creating a dynamic visual of layers that I felt meshed with how I see music as I create in my own space,” said MeLo-X. “I wanted to show the marriage of his process through my eye as a director, mixed with my ear as a composer and sound designer. As an artist, the smallest things trigger these ideas and sounds in my head. Working with Hugo and the layers in his studio really heightened this sense of sound and visual art.”
This film documents McCloud's instinctive and physical approach to making art, often working on the floor, sanding, hammering, and torching his materials until a total metamorphosis takes place. Drawing inspiration from the rawness and decay of the urban landscape, we see McCloud creating rich, large-scale abstract paintings and sculptural objects by fusing unconventional industrial materials—tar, bitumen, aluminum sheeting and oxidized steel plates — with traditional pigment and woodblock printing techniques.
Directed by MeLo-X
Commisioned by Sean Kelly Gallery
Music from MeLo-X’s EP, C U R A T E.© the artistsPrivate Viewing Only
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