Cirrus / Bonobo / Cyriak / 2013
I regularly use the archive.org website to look for interesting stock footage and inspiration. In this case the whole film had such a classic dated look to it and an almost sinister consumerist ideology, I thought it would be great to use the whole thing and turn it into some kind of abstract machinery and see what kind of weird landscape it would produce.
The Internet is a strange place, and I've long given up trying to predict what the collective human consciousness will find popular. Somehow these images that I dredge up from my subconscious or grow in the test tubes of my animation laboratory seem to resonate with people -- I think the heart of it is that both me and the Internet get bored very quickly and always want to see things beyond our experience or imagination, which is what I try and do with my videos. ➡︎
▶︎ American Thrift / Jam Handy / Chevrolet / 1962
◼︎ A Mind-Bending Remix of 1960s Americana by the Internet's Favorite Animator / Kasia Cieplak-Mayr Von Baldegg / The Atlantic / 2013