If you’ve been to any recent Bug show at the BFI Southbank in the past few months, you will have no doubt have experienced some of the work of Barcelona-based directing team CANADA. Comprised of directing trio Luis Cerveró, Nicolás Méndez and Lope Serrano, CANADA have been making a name for themselves with their distinctive promos, adverts, installations and other video works since 2008. Foregoing digital jiggerypokery and special effects, CANADA instead try to recapture a nostalgic view of a past that no longer exists, or perhaps never even did, but shot with a modern sensibility. Their music videos not only look exceptional, but are so crammed with startling images and concepts, they could have easily focused on any one idea and spun a whole new tangential video out of it. The fast cut flicking from shot to shot just adds to the dreamlike quality they capture time after time. So, here are just a few examples of CANADA‘s videos shown at Bug to give you a flavour of what they’re all about. WARNING! CONTAINS BOOBIES!
El Guincho – Bombay
Scissor Sisters – Invisible Light
Battles – Ice Cream
Oh Land – White Nights
For more on CANADA, check out their official website.