Vinny and the Verdudes: A Brief History of a Brief Band
'Vinny and the Verdudes: A Brief History of a Brief Band' is an archival, multi-platform documentary project of the obscure, conceptual, art-rock, 'tribute' band 'Vinny and the Verdudes'. The documentary relies heavily on recovered materials and historic ephemera, charting the band's explorative, yet brief, lifespan. The project utilises multiple artistic techniques including photography, video, print media, artefact curation and performance in the service of creating a vivid portrait of a specific yet previously unobserved moment in history. Concurrent to this documentary offering, there also lies more self aware elements of historicism; referencing fantastical projection onto the past, as well as more general concerns of cultural fields and the relationship between pop music and the art world.
Kelly Morris • Mike Parr • Helen Squires • Alex Wickenden • Yesim Yilmaz •