Video playlists from the most interesting people in the creative industries. We are the Desert Island Discs of internet video.

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Tim Head

Tim Head is a London-based multimedia artist, designer and filmmaker. He has exhibited internationally at collections and solo shows in New York, Berlin, Madrid, Los Angeles and Melbourne and has worked on commissions for Ralph Lauren x Selfridges, Nike, The Big Issue, Carharrt, Converse, Ace Hotel London and Rough Trade, among many others.

He draws inspiration from fields as diverse as the rave scene of the 80’s, 90’s and early 00’s, politics, the nature of truth in the media and the stories of every day. His work is shot through with a humour and optimism that doesn’t shy from the bleak or brutal. Tim’s work covers film, zines, print, music videos, album artwork and posters.

Pop goes the easel 44 Minutes

This is an early Ken Russell documentary about pop art in West London during the swinging sixties, focusing on such artists as Peter Blake.

Russell, Blake and West London were massive influences on me as a teenager, so this is kind of my dream documentary. Watching it now, knowing how much gentrification has changed West London for the worse, it’s amazing to see these young creative people living, working and partying in what are now multi million pound flats….sigh.

General Levy Notting Hill Carnival 5 Minutes

I’m from West London and one of the things I’m most proud of is Carnival. Watching this always gets me excited for Carnival. If you’ve never been, then the General issues wise words.

Portrait of Jason 11 Minutes

A few years back I met an elderly biker called Ken in my local pub. He always had tall tales, that whilst we thought could be bullshit, were never less than entertaining. Talking to Ken, I realised that towns and cities are made up of the people living there, with everyone having a story to tell… and that eventually we all die, and these oral stories will be lost forever. So I decided to document Ken’s stories, true or not.

I was wrestling with how to shoot this documentary, as he was a no bullshit kind of guy, plus I was bored with a lot of the stuff I was seeing around that time….that is until I discovered ‘Portrait of Jason’.

‘Portrait of Jason’ crystalised perfectly what a good documentary is when stripped back – the story that has to be told. There are no fancy camera moves or sets, no soundtrack, it’s literally the subject talking to you as if you were with him in a bar talking over a drink. There’s an intimacy and a hypnotic quality that I love, and the minimalism struck a chord. So, based on this film, I shot Ken speaking into the camera as if he was talking directly to the viewer. That reminded me of what it was like to have him tell you a story.

Watch Ken (2013)

The Fall Vs Michael Clark - Lay of The Land 5 Minutes

There’s so much to this I love.

I love any chance to see Mark E Smith (RIP).

I love how he constantly challenged himself and how The Fall were perceived.

I love how he gives 0 fucks by performing with contemporary dance, when most bands were being so safe – and boring.

I love the mash of the visuals and music.

I love that it kind of represents me and my girlfriend, who is a choreographer.

I love it.

Erdowie, Erdowo, Erdogan 2 Minutes

Fuck Dictators and long live the freedom to mock those in power. This is a powerful video, as it was a comedy sketch that caused a real world ruckus, and any chance to piss off Erdogan is good by me.

Locomia 4 Minutes

No words needed. Balearic perfection and a banger.

Brexit 4 Minutes

When all the shit surrounding Brexit gets me really down (which is a constant), I get a good laugh at how stupid the UK’s become with this video. Humour is often the best medicine, and weapon.

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