We’re departing from our usual art GIF focus to highlight this promo GIF for the RadioLoveFest at BAM. As you can see above, the bars cleverly mimic a digital visualization of volume and complete the shape of a heart.
The event itself sounds amazing; during this five day festival, running from June 5th to June 8th, WNYC will re-imagine some of public radio’s most loved programs in the form of live theatre. The schedule for all this fun can be found here.
Real estate mogul Luke Brugnara can’t stay out of headlines. In 2010 he was sentenced in federal court to 15 months in prison for poaching steelhead trout in a creek on his farm, and an additional 15 months for failing to pay $300,000 in taxes. Now, he’s accused of art-based mail fraud; federal prosecutors have accused him of accepting a delivery of art and then refusing to pay for the pieces or return them. In total, prosecutors allege he owes 10,785,000 million dollars to an unnamed art dealer from New York for 16 paintings by Willem de Kooning, an Edgar Degas sculpture, and three works by George Luks, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso, according to the FBI.
Back in 2013 Societe Perrier asked a bunch of artists who make animated gifs to use the file format to pay homage to Andy Warhol. The results where varied, but our favorite comes from Zack Dougherty, who playfully adds the Warhol wig to famed Warhol Campbell’s soup cans, now falling through outer space. Part of the appeal of this GIF is utter absurdity of the image. It’s doubtful Warhol imagined using his wig this way. Another appealing aspect is Dougherty’s blend of animation and cinematic techniques; when that soup can comes hurdling towards you, it’s hard not to wonder how it would look in an IMAX theater. I know GIFs are meant for the browser, but I for one, wouldn’t mind seeing this GIF on the big screen.
Theodore Darst‘s Kill Bill GIF offers satisfaction for about a second before it takes it away. That’s how long the background stays completely crisp and black before it switches abruptly to red and stutters back to black again. The color of the tear drop in the foreground, which is also red and black similarly shifts in constant opposition to the background.
The title may refer to the red strobing effect in red that appeared in the movie. For me, the most engaging aspect of this GIF is the slight blue shadow from the background that remains visible on the tear in the foreground.
In the summer of 2012 The Newtown Creek Armada invited people to visit New York’s sewage plant and play with their remote controlled water boats. The plant is located on the Newtown Creek, which was made a superfund site in 2010 due to its extreme pollution levels.
A web 2.0 screen wipe falls of the face of a shoe. This lighthearted GIF comes from Aaron Chan, the artist who runs the tumblr, Scotty 2 Hotty 69, which comes complete with the following hotmail contact: email@example.com. So reach out to him, and tell him how much you like his shoe GIF. We certainly do. [Update: Scotty 2 Hotty is a reference to the same named wrestler]