Sometimes it takes a real sense of purpose, and a lot of thoughtful work, to make something that’s exquisitely chaotic. Los Angeles video artist Miko Revereza knows this, and lives by it. He and I once spoke about the experience of foreign language film, and how reading is a central part of it. In his video for Delofi’s “Med Scene #3″, he riffs on this idea to the point of abstraction. Delofi’s drugged-out, stuttering beats are accompanied by an unusual collage of text and image. The base video motif comes from a VHS compilation of cultural dances. While this imagery takes center stage at a few moments, the real star of the show is the often indecipherable text. Revereza created this by applying layer after layer of analog title generator graphics. In order to see it to fruition, he must have had to work for several internet years at the speed of light. However this came to be, it is a true work of art that asks us not to categorize it, and just enjoy its beauty.
Words: Samantha Cornwell
Delofi’s tape Leaving is available now from Leaving Records