zeitguised: peripetics.

I really love it when something is created with the bravery to not necessarily be so easily figured out. Or even figured out with effort. “Peripetics” is skillful and visually mind-blowing and doesn’t make a fucking bit of sense. Even better, it’s not trying to. Art truly catapults itself in moments where it puts complete onus on the viewer to participate in the act of determining its meaning. Lush and non-liner, we are given moments of beauty and complexity and wonder; a mood is created. A feeling. What does it mean? Not that it’s necessarily meant to “mean” anything at all… but that answer is completely up to you.

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Like six dreams brought to visual and sonic life, “Peripetics” (its full title is “Peripetics or The installation of an irreversible axis on a dynamic timeline”) is a suite of six ideas created by animation dreamers Zeitguised for the Zirkel Gallery. The Zeitguised site says the piece “entails six imaginations of disoriented systems that take a catastrophic turn, including the evolution of educational plant-body-machine models and liquid building materials.”

Sound design is by Michael Fakesch, who also collaborated on one of my fave motion design pieces ever, “Blackbird.” There is also some great insight into the creation of “Peripetics”, from Zeitguised themselves, over at Motionographer.

A testament to the quality of the CGI is how sharp just these stills look all on their own. Even removed from the context of the motion itself, each glimpse is killer. Visual universes unto themselves…

Comments

  1. K. Johnson says:

    This video is wonderful, a visual treat with a fantastic disturbing yet peaceful undertone. Thanks for posting it.

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