Wednesday, 25 May 2016

A3, M4

Though not equal to the experience of seeing the performance live in concert, Boing Boing’s appreciation of the 1979 treatment of Kraftwerk’s Autobahn to a rather surreal and psychedelic animated feature by Roger Mainwood—a devoted fan and back then fresh out of an prestigious London art school, is indeed a close second, a surprise but somehow vaguely familar. Although stylistically very different (from both Kraftwerk and A-ha!), the adaptation reminded of the music video for Take on Me, an imaginative visual correspondence with the lyrics.