Tumblr still remains the best stomping ground for random GIFs. I have no idea who made this deflated Kirby—or is it a stretched-out Boo from the Super Mario Brothers series? Regardless, there’s an element of spooky sadness here because this pink balloon-guy cannot escape its shadow. Props to the anonymous GIF artist, whoever you are, for compounding elements of video-game culture without treading into the ironic mash-up category. GIF courtesy of Eyeslikesu
Archive of Corinna Kirsch
AFC Senior Editor Corinna Kirsch received her MA in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she published a thesis on 1960s and 1970s video art. From 2009 - 2010 she worked at the Weisman Art Museum where she curated exhibitions for the drawing and photography galleries. In 2010 she received the C Magazine New Critics Prize.
Corinna has written 556 article(s) for AFC.
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