… starting a collection of short animations that interest me (and possibly the ways how they circulate, can be traced to sources)
- deer woman bird (just)
Search for origin:
earliest I can find it is 15 Jan 2012 smile emoticon
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not clear if this is the animator (ambiguous auto translate):
and there’s plenty of muybridge plates of women undressing; and a deer cycle…
>> I mistook it to be a 1920s piece: the aesthetics and the subject matter placed it for me in a surrealist past. I find it incredibly joyful and irreverent: a day is good when it starts like this (though I am uncertain what this ‘this’ actually is).
2. woman with gloves
search discovers it to be Eva Green in The Dreamers (Innocents), Dir, Bernardo Bertolucci 2003
>> this sits entirely elsewhere to (1) in relation to author – object (not subject) – viewer. The short looping makes it appear relentless. So, is she statue or agent? I am frequently unsettled by the audacity (?) to make me imagine she is without arms. And curiously, by having seen the film sequence, of course that impression would sit entirely different: I would know by then that this woman has two arms. Here, in this GIF that question is the opening gambit – or possibly it is: look at the breasts, look at the arms, look at the breasts, no look at the arms. So there is a competition of attention going on. After a while I find myself wanting to unravel the illusion, again and again.
3. desk turning
The perfect table flip; a source from one year ago: http://www.gifbay.com/gif/the_perfect_table_flip-132075/
this one takes the repeat into a different direction: somehow ‘release’ is my emotional response and it gets perpetuated. I think it may be because the closing sequence is him sitting down and the desk top is rearranged: neat, orderly… so, the flipping the mess of the desk over does result in an ordered (not just empty) desk, the key items: lamp, laptop, phone, mug remaining on the table during the flip; so, it’s digital throughout; I suspect the room is also painted in and I like how the shadows work in the corridor.
4. Moving around the house. Again and again (FB feed 28/1/2016)
no further info yet: but again: endlessly intrigued by the repetition; this works with a similar complexity to Tango: it takes some while figuring out where the loop is.