videoV.I.C 'Two Sides' by Matthieu Livingston
V.I.C's Two Sides follows in that sub-genre of songs where two people, usually a man and woman, present difffering viewpoints (including that notable festive classic, Fairytale Of New York). Matthieu Livingston's video for the song also harks back to the past - and has two distinct parts.The video is framed as a mid-century period piece, with the main part is set in a deserted café, where V.I.C and his girlfriend are situated engaged in an uncomfortable - and possibly relationship-ending - exchange. But its intercut with flashbacks to an earlier and happier part of their romance, delivered in hazy home movie style Super 8mm."With Two Sides, the goal was to create a compelling music video that not only showcased V.I.C as an artist and storyteller in the contemporary rap scene but also delved into both female and male perspectives on relationship issues," says Matthieu Livingston."To enhance the song's theme of enduring societal norms, we immersed the visuals in the 1950s, metaphorically representing the era's expectations and divisions which are transferred and still seen in nowadays relationships."Choosing simplicity over grandiosity, we filmed at Regency Cafe, aiming to convey the narrative through casual conversations to foster a personal connection with the audience. Particularly influenced by Paris, Texas, we shot the resonating scenes on Super 8mm. The rest was shot on 16mm to complete and enhance the aesthetic of the project."