Air Knob Movie

This is a short video called “Air Knob Movie” (WARNING: It uses gestures to reference many private body parts, but it does not show any of these body parts.)

This short aired at many festivals and won a few prizes. Here’s the list from the official website:

Screenshot 2014-06-24 11.38.07The video makes the phallic and gendered dimensions of air guitar quite explicit, but I find the child extremely interesting (he comes in at the 3:00 mark). This is a nice visualization (and sonic-alization?) of the insider/outsider divide that looms over much air guitar practice–the insider perspective that sees a rich world of energy and affective investment versus the outsider perspective that may see empty, crazed meaninglessness.



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