Tony Orrico: Human Spirograph
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Tony Orrico: Human Spirograph (Via)

More works.
posted by ColdChef (21 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's an odd skill.
posted by oddman at 5:02 PM on April 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yes, but is it art?
posted by chebucto at 5:07 PM on April 14, 2011


Noted for emphasis: performing works for up to 4 hours continuously.
posted by ColdChef at 5:13 PM on April 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wow, this is sooo cool! I love spirograph art and never imagined it could be made this way. So pleased all the fun, new stuff that's being created these days.
posted by nickyskye at 5:23 PM on April 14, 2011


Oooookay.
posted by Splunge at 5:31 PM on April 14, 2011


So is it artifact-art or performance art?
posted by GuyZero at 5:34 PM on April 14, 2011


People clapping in unison like that make me twitchy.

I like the end results though.
posted by carsonb at 5:39 PM on April 14, 2011


Nice. Bet he gets a lot of his clothes dirty and smudged up. Suffering for one's art!
posted by Salmonberry at 5:42 PM on April 14, 2011


I expected this to be weird.

It was.

I didn't expect this to be awesome.

It was.
posted by DU at 5:44 PM on April 14, 2011


The woosh-woosh sound is oddly soothing, like the factory sounds in Bjork's Cvalda.

As someone who isn't super coordinated in the getting-ones-hands-to-do-the-same-thing-simultaneously department, I'm genuinely impressed, especially when he changed shapes in the first video.
posted by The demon that lives in the air at 6:06 PM on April 14, 2011


Neat, no pins to work their way out just as you get near the end.
posted by unliteral at 6:20 PM on April 14, 2011


After watching these videos, my 3-year-old daughter and I tried it. We taped some old maps to the kitchen floor. She swung markers wildly while I spun her. Our results lacked his uniformity, but his process lacked the merriment and laughter of ours.
posted by gruchall at 7:06 PM on April 14, 2011 [12 favorites]


Yeah, "My *kid* could do something just as good!", right gruchall?

;)
posted by speedo at 7:47 PM on April 14, 2011


It's important to master the fundamentals.
posted by spasm at 8:08 PM on April 14, 2011


The Aristocrats!
posted by bpm140 at 9:26 PM on April 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Why does all his art end up looking like pubic hair?
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:22 PM on April 14, 2011


Spasm, for some reason, that video always makes me think of the hudsucker proxy.
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:43 AM on April 15, 2011


Why does all his art end up looking like pubic hair?

He's too scared to fasten himself to the paper by sticking a pin through his head, so his registration keeps on slipping.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:53 AM on April 15, 2011


Well, this really makes my childhood spirograph art look like shit.

*rips drawings down from parents' fridge*
posted by orme at 4:01 AM on April 15, 2011


Yeah, but can he pat his head and rub his stomach at the same time?
posted by bwg at 6:05 AM on April 15, 2011


Am I nuts or is the print up on the left wall in the first video identical to the cover art on my 1969 Berkley Medallion paperback edition of Stranger In A Strange Land?
posted by likeso at 8:35 AM on April 15, 2011


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