Julie Doiron, No More. Directed by Jon Claytor
Maritime artists sure keep busy. Last night’s surfing activities brought back the music videos Canadian painter Jon Claytor recently directed for Julie Doiron. The two methods of working share a clear connection; his video casting characters and unspoken narratives in the same way that his paintings suggest a story or event. Other work maintains the paintings emotional intimacy, while brilliantly reflecting the music’s deeply personal composition.
For those unfamiliar with the East Coast music scene in Canada, Doiron, was a member of Eric’s Trip, a hugely successful band of the 90’s known for their pop-noise-punk fusion. The group broke up in 1996, but has since reunited on various occasions to play shows together, most notably the 2006 sappy record festival. Neil Rough, a photographer who’s work is frequently featured on this blog, attended said festival and is Doiron’s co-star in the video Me and My Friend, also directed by Claytor. Doiron and Claytor who first met in Moncton were introduced to Rough while attending Mount Allison University in the mid 90’s.
Julie Doiron, Me and My Friend, Directed by Jon Claytor, Starring Julie Doiron and Neil Rough