Brothers Quay + His Name Is Alive

Starting from the late 70s, US-born / England based duo of identical twins Stephen and Timothy Quay produced a whole number of stop-motion animations and their unique style, in turn, influenced a whole number of other animators. Much of their work is based on writings of Franz Kafka and Bruno Schulz, features little to no dialogue and relies heavily on musical score / soundtracks.

Their connection with musical world became more pronounced as their directed music videos for His Name Is Alive, Michael Penn and 16 Horsepower. Some  incorrectly assume that they are responsible for creating videos for the band Tool (undoubtedly, very similar in style to Quay’s work, but created mostly by the band’s guitarist Adam Jones).

Presented below of the two of the videos that Brothers Quay directed for the band His Name Is Alive – “Are We Still Married” (off of “Dirt Eaters” EP) and “Can’t Go Wrong Without You” (off of “Mouth By Mouth” LP).

Are We Still Married

Can’t Go Wrong Without You

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