Monday, July 09, 2007

A Different Perspective: Ellen Allien & Apparat "Way Out"

This is an old video newly unearthed...

Ellen Allien & Apparat "Way Out"

dir. by Postodellefragole

In the reflection of the window we can barely make out the face of a young girl. She watches in awe and confusion as the shiny world whizzes by. The opening notes of the song are channeled into a quivering vision, as if everything out there is just barely being held together. Likewise she sees toy-like robots amidst an epic war, destroying the icy beauty of the city towards some unknown end. But in her daydream there can be some meaning to all this - there can be sides to choose and heroes to champion.

Yet in the real world these things are far harder to explain. When a child sees their environment destroyed without reason - whether through warfare, pollution or otherwise - it must be a terrifying feeling. While a strong imagination can go a long way towards rescuing hope, it's only a matter of time before despair sets in. The beautiful mystery of the world unknown suddenly turns ugly and fearful. The blooming mind of a child, assaulted by society's madness.

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