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MUSIC VIDEOS: Dorota Masłowska | Half Straddle/Tina Satter

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Feb 26, 2016
Feb 26, 2016
Segal Theatre




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3:00pm – 3:10pm
Dorota Masłowska –
Mister D. x Anja Rubik – Chleb + Mister D. – Haj$ (Poland, 2014)
Music videos created by Krzysztof Skonieczny / głębokiOFF
4 minutes 37 seconds + 3 minutes 13 seconds | Segal Theatre (70 seats)
Polish with English subtitles

Mister D. is the stage name for Dorota Masłowska. She has recently released her debut album Społeczeństwo Jest Niemiłe (The Society Is Not Very Nice) which has immediately become a major talking point in the Polish media.

Chleb (Bread) is an abstract music video inspired by 1990s TV aesthetics and video games, featuring world-renowned super model Anna Rubik. A kaleidoscope of psychedelic scenes portrays the life of a Polish neighborhood, revealing a grand love story with a bread making machine in the background.

The song Hajs, in which Mister D demands a money sandwich in a shrill voice, was illustrated with a music video inspired by 90’s style. Produced using conventions from video games, it presents characters from rap videos passing through the style of a Polish housing project. This video is to promote Hardkor Disko, a film by Krzysztof Skonieczny.


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Dorota Masłowska is a Polish novelist, playwright, and since recently – musician. Her career began with the publication of several poems while she was still a student at Gdańsk University. She enjoyed a great deal of success with her first novel, Snow White and Russian Red (Wojna polsko-ruska pod flagą biało-czerwoną) and soon became a regular columnist for some of Poland’s most respected magazines. Masłowska follows many generations of Poles who have taken it upon themselves to explore Polish identity.


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Krzysztof Skonieczny a.k.a. głębokiOFF (1983) – Polish actor, independent theatre and film director, scriptwriter, producer, creator of the music videos, visual artist, founder of artistic conglomerate – głębokiOFF (“deeply independent”), interested in an interdisciplinary approach to art. Krzysztof recieved number of awards in various fields. He has directed and created diverse projects all over the world e.g. in USA, Republic of South Africa, South America, Thailand, frequently in Europe and others. He comes from Wrocław, now based in Warsaw. Currently he is working on tv mini-series based on the book Blinded by the Lights by Jakub Żulczyk. krzysztofskonieczny.pl



Secret Notebooks

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3:10pm – 3:20pm
Half Straddle/Tina Satter –
Secret Notebooks: Half Straddle Rap + Free the Skull: Music Video for Moon Duo (US, 2012/2015)
3 minutes 44 seconds + 3 minutes 57 seconds| Segal Theatre (70 seats)

Secret Notebooks: With a few months off one summer, and amazing collaborators, Half Straddle set out to make their first-ever rap song and video. Playing off the idioms of the genre, Half Straddle’s girl rappers drop push-ups with no knees, late nights with Soledad O’Brien, and references to their bangs as a knowingly ridiculous vocabulary for throwing shade, all set in a lusciously drenched visual realm and accompanied by deep beats.

Free the Skull: Sanae Yamada of the band Moon Duo commissioned Half Straddle to make this video. Tina was inspired by the sort of noir detective sound she heard in the song and an instinct to filter this sensibility through the dreamscape of young girl detectives who could serve as portals to an unexpected idea of what “freeing the
skull” could mean. Moon Duo’s sound can feel excitingly hard, as well as dreamy and ritualistic and the girls bowing down to this alien force seemed a natural narrative to reflect that.

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Half Straddle is an Obie-winning Brooklyn-based ensemble of performers and designers that makes plays, performances, and videos written and directed by Tina Satter. This critically acclaimed company began in 2008 and has toured its shows in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. www.halfstraddle.com