Yes, Yes, Yes. According to Calango’s website site, Jeroen Krielaars “does not have body enhancements.” But he doesn’t need them, because the man’s a genius! His animated alphabet is called Moshun and you can watch it build itself over and over here. Elsewhere on his website, you’ll also find these fantastic posters that demonstrate his interest in geometry. Just go look at his work, it’s great.
But if you’re being sneaky at work just watch this video for now.
The folks over at MK12 have done it again, creating yet another visual masterpiece in the form of TELEPHONEME. You might remember their previous endeavor The History of America which was essentially an epic battle between cowboys and astronauts. this time around they’re tackling the idea of sound recordings and the effects it has on us… er, something. It’s pretty weird but that’s the fun of it. It’s also in 3D, so if you have a spare pair of glasses laying about then you should definitely check this out.
Directors Sebastian Baptista & Nico Casavecchia have taken the short story that Max tells his mother in the film version of Where The Wild Things Are and turned it into their own, short, tribute piece. It’s only a little over a minute but it’s certainly well done and impossible not to enjoy. I love the way the faces and arms and legs are animated onto the buildings, they give them such a great amount of character. It’s also cute that the buildings are being moved around by sticks by people off camera. Lovely idea very well executed.
As part of a collaboration for TreatStudios, Robin Bushell and Julia Pott directed a 20 minute visual projection set to accompany a live performance by Bat for Lashes earlier this year. In this short clip, the mystical and eerie animations, which unfold in a moody forest, visually harmonise with Natasha Khan’s ethereal and haunting voice. I can only imagine how amazing this would have been to see in the flesh. Khan’s voice is amazing in and of itself, but seeing the accompanying projection would be the cherry on top. Musicians please take note: this is a stunning way to enhance your live performances.
No, it’s not a parade of the people that always sit in front of you at concerts, nor is it a competition to make a hat for Lady Gaga in the tradition of Frank Gehry; instead, it’s a bunch of Environmental Design majors wandering around in hats they made. The video is longer than it needs to be, but the point is to look at the hats more than watch the movie. The students, from the University of Melbourne, were tasked to “take ideas from within their heads and place them, literally, on the outside [...] by building a complex form made from paper and can be worn on the head.” The course coordinator was Stanislav Roudavski.
The faceted spheres and extruded squares stand out because because both avoid the crystalline-shard-approach that makes a lot of the work easy alluring to build, but hard to distinguish. It’s not entirely dissimilar from certain Laurent Champoussin work if you take into account both the geometries and trying to maintain a casual posture with something absurd attached to your head and a camera zooming in on your face.