06.11.12 by Jeff

Saigo No Shudan

SAIGO NO SHUDAN
Ayumu Arisaka, Mai Oita, and Ren Kohata are known as Saigo No Shudan. Together they are making some of the most unconventional animations I’ve seen. They combine drawings, paintings, cut-outs, toys, you name it. Their work is unpredictable, and totally refreshing. Enjoy several of their videos below!

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05.11.12 by Jeff

Saltscapes / Motoi Yamamoto

Motoi Yamamoto artist salt installation
Avant/Garde Diaries has posted a great little video profile on Motoi Yamamoto and his incredible installations made of salt. They are his way of healing the grief caused by the death of his sister. Watch below!

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31.10.12 by Jeff

“LUX” by Juliette Oberndorfer

LUX animation by Juliette Oberndorfer
“LUX”, a grad film by animator Juliette Oberndorfer. I have no idea what is happening but I like it. Watch below!

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25.10.12 by Jeff

Universal Everything / Documentary

Matt Pyke Universal Everything Studio Documentary
I’ve followed Universal Everything ever since I came across “Forever”, an installation in London (which I posted about here). The Creators Project sits down with founder Matt Pyke to talk about the studio, and the thinking behind the things they create. Watch below!

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24.10.12 by Jeff

“Seven Hours With a Backseat Driver” – Gotye

Gotye Seven Hours With a Backseat Driver animation
This is a beauty. Ivan Dixon and Greg Sharp (Rubber House) have created one of my favourite animations of the year here. Something about it reminds me of Kid Koala’s “Fender Bender” and also this. Watch below!

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23.10.12 by Jeff

“Chained” – The xx

The xx Chained music video directed by Young Replicant
Some spectacular shots in the new xx video! Watch below!

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18.10.12 by Jeff

“True Vulture” – Death Grips & Galen Pehrson

True Vulture - Death Grips & Galen Pehrson Collaboration - Art + Music - MOCAtv
The Museum of Contemporary Arts Los Angeles has just launched MOCAtv to house original art video content. Their first video features animator Galen Pehrson teaming up with Death Grips (with some voice and sounds from Jena Malone). Watch below!

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18.10.12 by Jeff

Vincent Valdez: Excerpts for John

Vincent Valdez: Excerpts for John
Filmmakers Mark and Angela Walley follow artist Vincent Valdez for two years as he paints a portrait of his childhood friend, who died after serving in Iraq. Watch below!

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