Archive | June, 2011

Are you shpongled?

30 Jun

As we go deeper and deeper into the third milennia we see a rapid growth in a holistic aproach towards concerts and raves. If you have missed the video of the new Amon Tobin show that was featured on this site before, do check it out —>

I cannot wait to see what will happen next in this field… we will enter raves and shows where the air will be literally thick, we will smell the music, taste it, be it. The future is here, enjoy it.

Chris Cunningham Work !

29 Jun

In a previous post, I presented Rubber Johnny, the experimental short movie of Chris, I wanted to introduce more deeply Cunningham’s work,

Mostly music clips, but also short movies and experimental psychedelic animations…

To summarize, here is the trailer of the really good DVD “Chris Cunningham director’s cut”, I advise you to watch ūüėČ

and then, I’d like to ilustrate his work with one of my favorite video music clip:

Love the message, love the song, love the way it is directed and played…

enjoy !

Malcolm Sutherland: The Forming Game (2008)

28 Jun

Canadian Malcolm Sutherland commands forms in this short animation.

Sailor Moon

27 Jun

Sailor Moon is one of the super-successful¬†Japanese¬†anime series of the 90’s (It also has a whole franchise of manga, merchandise and other stuff). It demonstrates the popular genre of “Magical girl warrior”, in which girl warriors¬†release¬†their magical or psychic powers through transformation sequences that mostly include magic rituals like… changing clothes.

Yes, you heard that right. In this genre ¬†(That has already spread out of Japan),¬†controlling¬†supernatural magic is done by changing to the the right outfit. It’s hard to understand what is the idea behind this. Does it try to convey a commercial message? Or does it symbolize an inner mental transformation, like in “Synchronization” in Neon Genesis Evangelion (Another famed anime series from the 90’s)?

It’s only purpose is probably to look cool in the eyes of the girls that form the show’s audience. But as long as it is presented with psychedelic-like visuals of glowing colors and surreal images, it satisfies me! If you are looking for more clips like these, Youtube is just loaded with them.

Kodachrome Film Test: 1922 in Motion and Color

26 Jun

This is one of the most magical things I ever came across in the www.  I keep coming back to it and it never looses any of its strange emotional power. The pulsing light gives an enchanted life to the dance of picture postcard poses and the color is such an otherworldly hue, you might think the apparatus just blushed because of the overwhelming  intimacy.

When we experience new technologies like the recent reinvention of 3d cinema, we feel a kind of psychedelic stimulation. This little film test might give us an idea of the thrill of the first color motion pictures.

What mushrooms did she eat?

25 Jun

The title of this video of this video on YouTube sounds derogatory, but after watching the video itself, it really makes me laugh.

There is something so incredibly cool about people who are really really stoned, or for that matter, maybe just don’t care about social conventions.

This girl is really expressing herself, and to me, this is one of the most beautiful things to watch.

Baby Jesus celebrates his birthday

24 Jun

This week, I celebrated my 33rd birthday. Being 33, which is of course the age in  Jesus died of the course, made me think of Jesus, and the time to be reborn.

A friend of mine shared this link on my wall, to congratulate me for my birthday with a psychedelic-pop-Jesus. I was mesmerized.

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