“The Reinvention of Normal” is a fantastic little profile of artist, inventor, designer Dominic Wilcox. In the image above you can see a device he invented which allows him to use his right ear to hear what’s on his left, and use his left ear to hear what’s on his right. This is just one of the many brilliantly silly inventions he created as part of a project to make something creative every day for 30 days. Other creations include: toothbrush maracas, an umbrella that waters plants, and a soccer ball that mixes a smoothie.
I like to keep videos like this bookmarked for whenever I’m having a creative block. Everything he says is mind expanding, this is highly recommended viewing! Watch the artist profile below.
Animators Jake Fried, Chad Vangaalen, Dimitri Stankowicz, Colin White, Taras Hrabowsky, Anthony Schepperd, Masanobu Hiraoka, KOKOFreakbean and Caleb Wood were recently tapped to create a special episode of Adult Swim’s Off The Air. The piece seamlessly weaves its way through different interpretations of the afterlife, set to the tune of Dan Deacon’s “When I Was Done Dying”.
Watch the animation below!
Director AG Rojas returns with his first video in two years and it’s a masterpiece. “Close Your Eyes” features vocals by Run the Jewels’ New York City-based artist EI-P and Atlanta-based rapper Killer Mike as well as Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine).
A young black man (Keith Stanfield) and a police officer (Shea Whigham) wrestle each other to the point of exhaustion in this brutal, poetic clip. This may be one of the most important music videos of the year considering the divisive outcomes of recent police brutality cases. The visuals provide a poignant reminder that violence is futile.
Watch “Close Your Eyes” below.
FKA Twigs has just released a video for “Glass & Patron”, which she directed for the 2015 Youtube Video Awards. This was really the only video I liked. The song will be released as part of an EP later this year. In the video the dancer turned singer (turned director) gives birth to a vogue battle in the woods. Watch the video below.
Loved this short by director Peter Livolsi starring Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks, Silicon Valley). Starr plays a character who moves in slow motion trying to catch up in a regular speed world. Fantastic editing here. Watch “Leonard in Slow Motion” below.