Directed by Slick Jackson
For those wondering what Mickey MauSe is all about, hit the jump for a synopsis courtesy of the GFCNY general himself.
“Gotta want what you dream, and dream what you want. Gotta love what you do, and do what you love.” – Mause.
Take a second to get a visual of the 1980’s. You may see neon colors, big hair from Rock Stars, Hip Hop blossoming, Reaganomics, etc. But for young Mickey Mause, all he saw was art in its purest form.
Mickey Mause is a pseudo character created by RCA artist Mickey Factz who is thrown into the 1980’s as a graffiti writer who was among the stars of that decade: Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, Fab Five Freddy, then mentor Andy Warhol, etc. He flourished as a writer but was later kicked out by his parents for being a troubled youth. Mause then took to the streets of NYC, specifically Union Square and the Lower East Side. He would sleep on benches and sell his work to make a living.
After a chance encounter, Mause interned and later worked at the Factory, now debunked, but still full of inspiration. His work quickly began getting noticed and his art afforded him the opportunity to work and travel overseas. Mause did fairly well upon his return to the States. He was able to get a home, a girlfriend and maintain a normal career. Fame got to Mause however. He began experimenting with more art, different drugs and different women.
As the story progresses, we come to realize Mause gets swallowed up by the fame and fortune and forgets that he too is still human and contracts the virus we now know as H.I.V.
Mause’s story is one that was true for many people living in the 80’s, and remains true for many people today. All the music and visuals surrounding the project center on that time period. 80’s fashion, sports and celebrities all make an appearance on the Mickey Mause soundtrack.
During the course of this project Mickey will be filming nine visuals which will connect for one extensive short film entitled Mickey Mause.
The soundtrack consists of 17 songs all produced by Mickey Factz, containing sampling from Dangermouse and Deadmau5. The character draws striking similarities toward Mickey Factz (with the exception of A.I.D.S.) and is reminiscent of his own bubbling career ready to break through the barriers of pop culture.
It is by far his best work to date.
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