Post War Years – Glass House from Tobias Stretch on Vimeo.
It’s always very exciting to see what weirdness Vol I contributor Toby Stretch is going to come up with and as always this collab with the band, Dode, is satisfyingly strange and weather appropriate.
Soldat II by Dode dodemusic.org/
Video by Tobias Stretch tobystretch.com
Contributor Tobias Stretch is the featured artist for the month of August and his mad videos will make your summer all the sunnier, or demented. You decide.
THE 22 MAGAZINE: Where did you grow up and what lead you to pursue art and filmmaking?
Tobias Stretch: I grew up in the hills of northern Appalachia, northeastern Pennsylvania. I’m not sure if it was a choice that led me to art, but I feel like the world in my head had to be made real, otherwise I’d go mad. Art is like a pressure valve for me: once my head gets too full, I have to let out all the wild thoughts. It’s like opening the gate to let a pen full of acrobatic, rabid children roam about the countryside creating mayhem and beautiful chaos—much like nature.
22: You describe your work, using the words of Antonin Artaud as “a cinema which is studded with dreams.” Are many of your works dream-inspired?