Who or what made this video of weird illustrations?
February 18, 2010 12:42 PM   Subscribe

Who or what made this video of weird illustrations?

A few years ago I was at a store in Paris and saw an extremely strange and wonderful video by an illustrator (or illustrators). I'd love to hunt it down for a purchase. This is what I remember:

- the style was a black and white line drawing (black figures on a white background).
- the camera slowly panned around a landscape where all the action kind of flowed together.
- the landscape was populated by weird characters doing weird stuff. Sort of a Garden of Earthly Delights type of environment without all the nasty torturous stuff.
- some of the stuff going on was vaguely sexual – but not all of it.
- it played continuously; maybe it even looped?
posted by quadog to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I don't have YouTube access here at work, so I can't double-check or link to it, but was it an animated, 3D version of Guernica? I remember seeing such a thing, and it sounds similar to what you are describing.
posted by The Deej at 2:05 PM on February 18, 2010

was it an animated, 3D version of Guernica

I don't think it was Guernica or cubist in it's stylings. I think it was mostly pen and ink. More like a twisted version of Keith Haring.
posted by quadog at 2:18 PM on February 18, 2010

My girlfriend's a film geek, and she had this to say:

It might have been a work by spooky British animator Phil Mulloy.

If not check him out anyway for B&W Keith Haringesque freakery.

Otherwise, I vaguely remember sequences similar to those you describe in the French film Fear(s) of the Dark - a collection of B&W shorts by several animators strung together. Some of these are 3D, some 2D computer-generated stuff, and a small amount of cell animation. Perhaps it was an extract looped, although this depends on how long ago your trip was - I think it was released in 2007.

Good luck. You never know, if you remember the shop perhaps they still have the film.
posted by Magnakai at 3:45 AM on February 19, 2010

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