Wikipedia is full of fodder for just about any art project. Take, for instance, Evan Roth’s “No Original Research” series as evidence of that. Roth uses found GIF imagery from Wikipedia to create rhythmic, single-page websites composed of a GIF file copied dozens of times, set against a monochrome background. For information on where on Wikipedia Roth found the GIF, just view the page source. (Here’s the source page for haloarcula-on-ivory.com, the GIF pictured above.)
There’s an element of failure here, too: it’s hard for a browser to simultaneously load each file at once, so the speed of the GIFs are bound to change depending on who’s looking at it and how they’re loading it. (Reminds me of constantly changing loading speeds of Olia Lialina’s “Summer.”)
Anyway, this little GIF above is just a slice of the dozens of GIF-on-GIF creatures that make up the dozens of pages in Roth “No Original Research” series. Go, and see what they look like crammed together like a endlessly turning, squishy halo.