Yesterday, Paddy Johnson posted a rebuttal to the “GIF Free For All” awards, which I officially distributed last week. Johnson took it upon herself to redistribute awards to Giselle Zatonyl’s wavy purple blob, and to Rollin Leonard, for the “bravery” she identified in his decision to attach his face to a jiggling molecule.
This is madness. Leonard attaches his face to everything.
And as long as we’re choosing second place winners, Andrew Benson’s “Okjusthavingafatday” CLEARLY makes the cut. (The GIF was featured in my original post, but Mr. Andrew never received an official award). An inflatable character blowing up and slimming down as though on a neverending treadmill of fatness.
And how could Johnson overlook the scintillating shifts in color in Adam Ferriss’s “Shapen”, a moving moiré painting which changes based on the movement of your mouse? Did Johnson fail to notice the tension between the use of rigid moiré to create an organic bacteria-like fluid? Had my colleague adhered to the bullet points expressly laid out in the original post, this success would have been properly recognized.