“Once upon a time in a town called Merryville… comes the story of Grumpleton. This black comedy short in centred around the grumpiest man in the world, who just so happens to be living in the happiest place on Earth. It’s fun, it’s humorous, it’s weird, and it looks amazing! It is Grumpleton.”
How will the Universe die?
Everybody dies. The universe too? Well, probably. What are the current theories about the end of everything? And how creepy exactly are these theories? (Spoiler: very creepy). But there might be hope…
‘I lend visual form to complex subjects from all kinds of fields. Using educational film, infographics and illustrations, I strive not only to make knowledge more accessible to audiences, but also to convey memorable insights and reveal new connections within the subject matter’
Since helping to make the animated GIF a legitimate photographic editorial medium, Pamela and Matthew (aka Reed + Rader) have continued to imagine the digital possibilities in video, virtual worlds, and both internet based and physical interactive installations. Regardless of medium, Pamela and Matthew’s work is about the playful connectedness of the internet where everyone wears a mask and can be anyone, anything, and anywhere they can imagine in their digital dreams.
“A ballerina, whose pointe shoes are extended by a set of sharp kitchen knives, dances and twirls insistently until reaching exhaustion, fighting to maintain balance on the lid of a grand piano set on a stage. The theatre with its red velvet warm lighting, resembles an oversized music box. The camera turns around the dancer revealing the opposite side of the room: an empty and painfully bare theatre.
The ballerina appears as an eerie figure expressing effort, sacrifice and pain in her strive for perfection. Both fragile and cruel. Initially shy and hesitant, her steps become more and more emphatic, menacing and not exempt of violence, scraping and cutting into the delicate surface of the piano with her sharp pointe shoes.
Through this work, Javier Perez investigates and reflects once again upon the human condition. Using a strongly metaphorical language rich in powerful symbolism, he reveals the weaknesses that become the boundaries between seemingly irreconcilable concepts such as: beauty and cruelty, fragility and violence, culture and nature or life and death.”
Hominid, an impressive animated teaser (based on the namesake series of photo composites by Brian Andrews) in which insects with human skeletons are caught while “doing their “insect things” Written and directed by Brian Andrews, produced at Ex’pression College for Digital Arts.
(via Juxtapoz )