23 Mar “Geneva Jacuzzi’s Casket” by Chris Friend
“Geneva Jacuzzi’s Casket” is an engaging, mature and complete project, from the first minute to the last. You can see in every little detail the ability of Chris Friend, the director, in creating a wide and suggestive imagery, capable of dragging the viewer into a profound journey. During the whole viewing, one never gets the impression of witnessing something amateur: in this imaginative and baroque composition, things can seem chaotic, but it is by looking at the details, precisely, that you discover a fine and elegant vision.
Geneva Jacuzzi’s music naturally adheres to the visual aesthetics and thus the images become the intimate and free interpretation of a wild and mystical sensation. Chris Friend’s work, therefore, is far from illustrative. On the screen, two different harmonies converge and meet, one visual and one sound, and the result is this experimental film that acquires a new identity. For this reason it would perhaps be an understatement to define “Geneva Jacuzzi ‘Casket” as a simple music video. In fact, the work expands its meanings far beyond music and becomes a more all-encompassing experience. It is impossible to watch this film without feeling carried away by the flow of these nostalgic vaporwave suggestions and obtain, at the end of the film, your own personal experience, different from that of anyone else.
After only six minutes, we miss this film, as if it had always belonged to us.