Pictureplane - "Negative Slave" Video

Travis Egedy just premiered the official video for “Negative Slave” over at plainpictures.blogspot.com. He says he wanted to create a “lifestyle video … sort of like a rap video, that just is a window into my daily life.” And it succeeds in that sense: seeing Pictureplane tripping on acid while dancing atop an ancient Mexican pyramid (which he does, here) is probably the symbolic equivalent of seeing Jay-Z on a yacht with bottles and bikinis. Not quite “like every single day,” but when you get to the heart of the matter, close enough.

(via @pictureplane)

Travis explained the song/title a bit:

He explained the concept behind the song/title:

i love language and word play, and pairing words together to create strong mental images and to play with reality. the phrase “negative slave” seems incredibly powerful to me. each are power words that carry their own weight. the phrase can go both ways… meaning an actual slave that is negative, a person under full control of the mind and body, OR it can be taken as the opposite, the “negative” of the slave. meaning someone who is free from control. this is what i mean when i say “negative slave”. a person released from any form of control, (social, physical, mental, biological, etc) one who is in touch with their true individual selves.

And here’s the full video breakdown:

i have a very large interest in ancient cultures, their civilizations, and global consciousness in the ancient world. i was very exited to visit one of the largest cities of the pre-columbian americas, TEOTIHUACAN. and i knew i wanted to shoot some of the video on top of the pyramids.

the shots of me lip singing on the pyramids were shot while i was under the influence of LSD.the experience of being enhanced by the psychedelic compound while being in such a sacred place was nothing short of magical.

that being said, the video is supposed to be very fun and not extremely conceptual. i wanted to create a “lifestyle video” sort of like a rap video, that just is a window into my daily life. as if my daily life consists of being on acid on top of 2000 year old pyramids, yes.

other shots in the video are from different situations and happenings in denver, like real is a feeling, art performances, shows at rhinoceropolis, and even video shoots at red rocks for fellow denver electronic artist , real magic. UFO hotspot nederland, colorado makes a cameo in the video as well as a starchild and a stone.

Thee Physical is out via Lovepump, and is very good.

Comments (7)
  1. Wow, his third video from Thee Physical?

    At this rate we may get a much needed video for “Trancegender” (my favorite from new album) Hopefully a NSFW video. Make it happen Travis!

  2. Looks kind of like something a YouTuber would create on Windows Movie Maker…but oddly, it’s awesome!

  3. Wow, am I the only one that thinks this music is completely fucking boring with no imagination whatsoever?

    • Probably not, but you’re definitely the ugliest one.

      • that was about as creative as picture planes music. I don’t buy the whole idea of a lot of these kinda artists here. Its almost like “hey lets take five minutes to jack off in a cup, categorize it as some kind of new vague sound and style, and play it for other unoriginal jag-offs to jack off in a cup to”. This lazy kind of music gets put up on a pedestal for too often. I’m aware of the irony in the video, I get it, however a lot of artists are just hiding there lack of talent or originality behind some kind of super thin, superficial, hip, ironic exterior. Some bands are doing some really good, next level, oceans roar type of shit out there, this guy is just splashing around in the tub.

  4. Love the video; really cool to see the experience of Teotihuacan being part of the inspiration for it

  5. all “irony” aside, this video is just awful.
    It actually makes me like the song less somehow

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