Chris Milk’s Music Videos
Chris Milk sure knows how to turn out music videos–he has directed videos for an eclectic entourage of musical groups: from Kanye West, to Modest Mouse, to Courtney Love. For Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Walks’ video, Chris ingeniously blended religious symbolism and imagery with ‘profane’ images of racism, drugs, and prostitution in an attempt to dispel the notion of a good/evil dichotomy. His newest, a video for Gnarls Barkley’s ‘Gone Daddy Gone, shown here, melds ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,’ an animated ‘Cee-Lo flea,’ a can of Raid, and bestial sexual imagery into one hell of a video. Chris has made a name for himself by producing aesthetically interesting and morally reflective music videos that are destined to become the subject of many water cooler conversations. But how he made the flea look so much like Cee-Lo will forever remain a mystery to me.