The animation draws heavily on Southern Gothic imagery to create this feverish dreamlike music video for 'Shake The Devil' by The Hungry Ghosts, where risograph prints of the band merge with animals, devils and spirits in this swampy, bluesy, haunted fable from the depths of the American South.
Festivals / Screens
Bellingham Music Film Festival 2019
New York Lift-Off Film Festival Online 2019
Overlap Animation Show&Tell 2019 / Flatpack Film Festival 2019
Digifest Birmingham 2019
Shiyi Li is an experimental animator, she is developing the relationship between music and visuals. Shiyi is strongly influenced by surrealism artists, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali and street artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, also Sigmund Freud’s theory of dream. Her animation and projection works have been exhibited throughout the UK including London and Birmingham. The first project she directed Minister of Loneliness has been selected to Biennale Internationnale Design Saint-Etienne 2019, Music and Metamorphosis Festival 2019 in Bangkok and also will be screened in Interdisciplinary Conference: Experimental and Expanded Animation in University for the Creative Art.
Joe Joseph is a graphic designer, animator and musician from Birmingham, UK. Strongly influenced by the artwork of the late 70s and early 80s Punk movement, the 1960s underground press and the work of Dada, Surrealism and the early 20th century European avant garde, Joseph’s visual style explores the haptic and the tactile has a strong DIY ethic and style. Having created the visual identity for his own band The Hungry Ghosts, Joseph has worked closely with bands to create their visuals and artwork and has most recently designed the posters and publicity for comedian Pierre Novellie’s show ‘Hear Novellie, See Novellie, Speak Novellie’ at Pleasance, Edinburgh for The 2018 Edinburgh Festival and subsequent 2019 run at the Soho Theatre, London.
Directed by Shiyi Li and Joe Joseph.
Animation by Shiyi Li.
Collage by Joe Joseph.
Risograph by Joe Joseph and Joseph Lilley.
Filming by Ben Ollis Gibbs.
Music by Billy Ollis
Words by Joe Joseph.
Joe Joseph /sings and plays guitar
Billy Ollis /plays guitar
Emily Doyle/ plays bass
Rich Burman /plays drums
Jay Dyer /plays guitar.