Prepare your machinic mind for a journey through these fractal-architectural dreamscapes. A 12 part series of loops by generative artist Tom Beddard, I’ve picked my favourites below (most are silent, keep your tunes going!)
One of my very favorite animations, Tusalava, was created by New Zealand artist and animation pioneer Len Lye. Originally silent, this version has been re-scored by Allessandro di Paola. Works well silent or with music, but stay with it. The ten minute slow-moving meditation on abstract almost cellular forms is quite moving.
“Unfolding in extreme slow motion, Tusalava depicts the emergence of two opposing figures from a striated matrix of dot-like configurations, most likely inspired by Australian Aboriginal art. Later in life, Lye described one of the figures, which is vaguely humanoid, as a “totem of individuality” and the other, which is wormlike, as a “witchetty grub,” an important Aboriginal food source he had never seen but was the subject of a dance he admired featuring sinuous writhing movements akin to those he made use of in his film. Throughout Tusalava’s ten- minute duration, the witchetty grub invades its totemic counterpart with a pair of tentacular protrusions, struggling to absorb it in its entirety before being thrust aside by the totem’s last-gasp explosive death throes.” Luke Smythe, Len Lye: the Vital Body of Cinema,OCTOBER 144, Spring 2013, pp. 73–91. © 2013 October Magazine, Ltd. and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. retrieved from http://www.mitpressjournals.org, January 26th, 2015
I’m not sure how much overlap there is in demographics between The Daily Psychedelic Video and avid followers of American football. The latter isn’t something that’s ever held my attention, but when a friend of mine sent me this video after I had been outside the US for a while, I developed a new appreciation for how bizarre the whole scene really is.
I invite you to bask in the insanity.
Thank you, Kyle, for showing me this one.
I discovered the songs of this guy via the radio here in my French hometown, so went to check on the web for some music clips, and found a really interesting and trippy world going around Alex Krygier from Argentina ! This guy is a genius, his style ? as he describes it: voodoo cumbia, peruvian surf, tropical klezmer, andean twist… !
Axel Krygier -Pesebre
Images and music played, created and edited by Axel Krygier.
(feat. Fernando Samalea on drums)
video clip del tema Sentimiento/Pensamiento
idea y dirección de arte Axel Krygier
dirigido por Julián Castro
From the guy that brought you Fehérlófia, a really nice morphy short. A bit dark, but masterful control of motion.