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Posts tagged ‘surreal’

Friends With You: The Wish Come True Festival

I first heard of Friends With You through a friend (with me) who was the girlfriend of one of the creators. Essentially, these guys are designers. It’s that broad because they do everything from commercials and films to toys and giant festivals. Check out their Vimeo and website for a look at all their surreal, eye-pleasing goodies. A few months ago, FWY took over Queens Park in Toronto with this amazing playplace of color called Rainbow City as part of the Wish Come True Festival. Hit the jump for more photos.
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Machotaildrop

This is gonna be radicool.

Punk Cinema & the VHS Revival

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Two weeks ago, I went to a screening of short films put on by CANADA called Pulsating Sunglasses. During the hour-long screening, curated by Allen Cordell (that’s a lot of l’s), I watched 18 shorts by 13 artists. What struck me about these films wasn’t the quality or narrative (most of them had no narrative), but the style and content. Almost every one of the films, clips, videos, and music videos employed the technique of cutting up found video footage, most of which was from VHS tapes of old TV shows, movies, and commercials. Many of these were also accompanied by strobing neon colors and repetitive, almost atonal electronic music. Now, none of the above are reprimands, critiques, or insults. I enjoyed many of the videos. In fact, most of the ones I hated were the ones that failed to use these techniques. It was the act of watching so many similarly styled films back-to-back that made me start thinking of a few things. Join me, won’t you.
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Make Me Psychic

Do you like psychedelic, surrealistic, hedonistic cartoons starring anthropomorphic ducks? Then you’re gonna fuckin’ love this. This is a short film I came across one morn while parousing YouTube. It’s from 1978 and was written by, animated by, and stars the voice talent of Sally Cruikshank. This baby is so nutty, you don’t even needa be high b’fo’ watchin’ it.

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