Watch Regina's response, "EmOtionAl SaTisFacTion".
How did you become involved in Greyscale?
Regina: I was in my room, in Music House, and I heard some voices, a lot of voices, and thought it was kinda weird. I poked my head out of my room into the lounge and discovered a club meeting. I asked what the club was and they explained it was Greyscale (it was untitled at that point), but they explained that the club's purpose was to react to new music through your own art form, which was really exciting to me, so I joined the club.
What’s your personal connection to music? Why were you drawn to Greyscale?
I was excited to use music as a jumping off point to make something else. It's something I had never done before, but makes a lot of sense as a way to get myself to make things, based on something I enjoy doing--listening to music.
What did you create in reaction to the album?
I created a short video that focuses on repetition and satisfaction, and how the catchiness of her songs can be translated into moving images.
Do you do a lot of work in film?
It’s definitely something I enjoy doing.
Was listening to an album for the first time in a group setting a different listening experience for you?
Yes, it was. Especially listening to something like Carly Rae, all the way through. Taking an hour just to listen to her is definitely something I’ve never done. Just listening to a new pop album all the way through is something I’ve never really done. So, it was crazy. And [the tracks] all started to blend together a little bit, but there are some pretty interesting ones. For the video, I chose the most formulaic, repetitive songs to capitalize on that aspect of her music.
We talked about Alex’s choice of E*MO*TION as the first album for Greyscale artists to react to and Regina said she enjoyed the experience because it allowed for “a range of opinions” and that “to not love the music but still have to make a response to it was fun. Because I could be critical.”
She wants to give a shout out to Anna Denton for “letting (Regina) film her doing a lot of funny things” and also Liz Cettina, whose hand makes an appearance in the video.
- Kelsey Gordon '18