Tim Wes lanceert zijn nieuwe videoclip Face Me in de vorm van een pop-up expo en videoprogramma onder de arcade bij Het Nieuwe Instituut, op 16 juli om 22:00 (zonsondergang). De lancering volgt op For the Record: Urban Imaginaries over verbeeldingen van de publieke ruimte in videoclips, dat live werd uitgezonden op 11 juni en waar Tim te gast was.
Over Face Me
"Three people visit a peepshow. They pay, take a seat, and are met by their entertainer as the curtain slides up. But when the music starts and the show is set to begin the tables turn: the visitors start to dance and the entertainer gazes upon them. The voyeur becomes the entertainer, wanting nothing more than to feel seen and desired. Lost in this strange power dynamic they will do anything to feel seen: even pay.
The music video for Face Me represents the vicious circle of a relationship where two people are unequal to each other. Where one constantly gives, the other constantly takes. How one can glorify the better, to ignore the bad of the person they are with because they, against their better judgment, want to love so desperately. They lose themselves in their desire and even though they know how it might end, yield for that quick fix of happiness again and again.
The story plays with context and flips expectations by shifting the power dynamic. It illustrates how, in a one-sided relationship, one can lose themselves completely and how things can turn out very different than what we expected them to be at the beginning.”
Vanwege de corona maatregelen vragen we iedereen om zich te houden aan de 1,5 meter afstand voorafgaand, tijdens en na afloop van het programma.