Look What the Cat Drug In

EPFC | March 21st, 2016

guest curator: Yoshi Sodoeka
theme: Artist made music videos.
Michael Penn – Look What the Cat Drug In (Long Way Down)
Directed by The Quay Brothers

I remember MTV used to play this video for Michael Penn made by Brothers Quay in the 90’s. I was never really into his music, but I really liked this video. And I think this was the first time I was introduced to The Brothers Quay’s work. It’s got a creepy cat in it and it’s excellent. This Youtube video looks squashed and I don’t know if that was supposed to be this way or not. But I still love it.

I saw The Brothers Quay’s retrospective show at MoMA a few years ago and found out that they’ve also made a lot of TV commercials for big corporations such as Coca Cola and Nikon. I wonder what their process was like to work with companies like those. It mustn’t have been easy for people like Brothers Quay.