Posts Tagged ‘video’

Admittedly, only the last of these three works — the unparalleled Can Dialectics Break Bricks? — is truly an example of détournement in the classic sense, but all three of them do engage in the practice of using borrowed material for purposes wildly different than those they were originally intended for.  Détournement is a technique […]


I’ve got to give special thanks to my friend Jesse Garcia for turning me on to two (possibly three) of these videos, including the incredible Story from North America, a collaboration between Kirsten Lepore (animation) and Garrett Davis (animation and music).  What I love most about Story from North America is the way that it […]


I find the art and animation of Shoji Goto (後藤 章治), husband of Yoshimi P-We of OOIOO and Boredoms fame, to be some of the most incredibly unique and exciting work around.  His video for OOIOO’s song “UMO” engages in a future-primitive aesthetic that manages to convey the urgency of ecological disaster while remaining delightfully […]


BLU, the Bologna-based street artist and wall-art animator who is responsible for the amazing COMBO and MUTO videos has recently released BIG BANG BIG BOOM, another masterpiece.  As with his other work, BLU investigates the relationships between animation, artwork, and bringing urban space to life — this time using the twin tropes of evolution and […]


“Solid Potato Salad” — a perennial YouTube favorite — is a 1944 dance and contortion routine featuring the splendtastic harmony singing of the Ross sisters, who went by the stage names Aggie Ross, Elmira Ross, and Maggie Ross even though they were — apparently — actually named Veda Victoria, Dixie Jewel and Betsy Ann Ross.  […]


Here’s a selection of five videos that have caught my attention recently, all of which are well worth watching.  It may only be a nickel bag of animation, but as far as I’m concerned there’s so much sugar here it might as well be a dime. This is the first decently reproduced Tabaimo video that […]


BLU, the Bologna-based street artist and wall-art animator, has recently teamed up with David Ellis, a Brooklyn-based “motion painter,” to produce the animated work COMBO, an amazing piece of urban re-inhabitation that imaginatively brings dead urban space back to life through the use of paint and stop motion.  In the opening sequence of COMBO, a […]