DTCV is a collaborative project formed by the French singer-songwriter Lola G. and the novelist Jim Greer, a former Guided By Voices member and rock critic. That combination is interesting enough, but the real reason we’re posting their video for the fuzzed-out pop song “Histoire Seule” is the video’s director. As Pitchfork points out, DTCV recruited Steven Soderbergh, one of the greatest filmmakers of the last 30 years or so, to helm the video. Often through split-screen, it switches between images of ancestral rural-Kentucky log-cabin life with shots of a busy present-day metropolitan airport. Below, watch the video and read what DTCV have to say about it.
The song’s title is a riff on Godard’s Histoire(s) du Cinema, and songwriter Lola G.’s lyrics are about how women tend to get erased from history. Steven’s video presents a slyly subversive but more iconographic and idiosyncratic take on history’s flux.
DTCV’s album Confusion Moderne is out now at Bandcamp.