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Dappledoze August 12, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Another gif from this series, modified by Seamonkey, previously appeared on Tom Moody’s blog:


“The down and dirty remix below by Seamonkey (who found the Blommaert bouncing around Tumblr, per a convo on dump.fm) gives us a story and something to think about. Through the relatively simple intervention of allowing Blommaert’s frames to layer and stack rather than disappear from view, Seamonkey transforms an active mesh into a quiescent, banded solid. Where before we had a phrase (“shimmering curvy grid”) we now have a sentence (“…turns into a brick”). Blommaert’s version rests easily on the eyes, smoothly eliminating traces of itself as it loops; Seamonkey’s uses that elegance against itself, cycling repeatedly into an obdurate, less articulated mass. Where the original took pains to hide its own manufacture, the remix confronts us with the mechanics. Let’s go out on a limb here and say that the former is design but the latter is art.”

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