Talking Heads

Storytelling Giant is a work composed of all ten Talking Heads videos made over the past decade. They are connected by random, unrehearsed, spontaneous footage of real people talking. None of the people are actors, and all of them are wearing their own clothes. Many of them know nothing of the Talking Heads, and sometimes they tell stories that have nothing to do with the band's music. Yet, somehow, their stories bring the Talking Heads music into another place. A place of giant lizards... A place where little girls sit on clouds. A place where everyone has enough to eat... And the government provides hairdressers if you can't afford one. A giant walks into a bar. He begins to wrestle three nuns. A man with a toupee stops them, and they begin to speak.

Genre
Music
Topics
art, Film, Music
Author
Talking Heads
Format
VHS

Lawson Park Electronic Library is a Guestroom project for Grizedale Arts, designed and built by Dorian Moore