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August 20, 2011 11:48 AM   Subscribe


 
Okay, these are cool.

I do wish that the painting which inspired them had a bigger version to look at.
posted by hippybear at 12:01 PM on August 20, 2011


It's a bit annoying that downloading is turned off. :(
posted by hippybear at 12:05 PM on August 20, 2011


Oooooooo
posted by The Whelk at 12:08 PM on August 20, 2011


based on these paintings...(from the dataisn link)
posted by ennui.bz at 12:11 PM on August 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


and here's a big 'un
posted by ennui.bz at 12:18 PM on August 20, 2011


based specifically on the painting on the right in ennui.bz's link above. Loosely based. Some people may prefer the original.
posted by kozad at 12:19 PM on August 20, 2011


his first link
posted by kozad at 12:19 PM on August 20, 2011


Is it possible that the two have been switched? Because Heaven looks a lot like Hell to me.
posted by blucevalo at 12:20 PM on August 20, 2011 [3 favorites]


It's beautiful, but both are somehow wrong. If heaven looked like that I would probably turn around and run.
posted by sonic meat machine at 12:38 PM on August 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


Heaven is a kind of smoothly operating factory that you approach but never arrive at. Hell is a kind of mechanized organ system that you flee from but never escape. Heaven is the beating heart of an huge living clock. Hell is the groaning of a jail cell door swinging shut.
posted by penduluum at 12:41 PM on August 20, 2011 [16 favorites]


Can we get these guys to make a 3d space shooter a la Star Fox or Rez? Because I would totally play that.
posted by Wemmick at 12:44 PM on August 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


Typically, Hell was a bit more interesting than Heaven (I especially liked the wing-shapes that opened to either side of the "entrance"), but neither looks like a place I would like to visit, thank you.
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:47 PM on August 20, 2011


These are amazing, and I'd never heard of Lesage before. Thank you! I love these hypnotic CGI loops. Here's another that I saw last night (not in person, sadly, the huge 3D version was probably better).
posted by biddeford at 12:55 PM on August 20, 2011


Oh, it was posted here, DUH!
posted by biddeford at 12:56 PM on August 20, 2011


Thanks for expressing it better then I could penduluum, in Heaven there is an impression of running toward something, in Hell it's running away from something.

The slit-eye moth wings don't help either.
posted by The Whelk at 12:57 PM on August 20, 2011


I love these hypnotic CGI loops. Here's another that I saw last night

Here's another from the same artist: Cathedral
posted by homunculus at 1:18 PM on August 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Looks like I picked a bad day to stop taking acid.
posted by humboldt32 at 2:21 PM on August 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yeah, heaven reminded me of really good acid.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 2:36 PM on August 20, 2011


"Heaven" reminded me of Mandelbrot set zoom animations, with all the busy little bits swirling around and reappearing. Unfortunately the video kept freezing around 38 sec but I think I got the basic idea of self-similar doodads appearing and disappearing.

I wonder how much the animators were influenced by fractals?
posted by Quietgal at 3:37 PM on August 20, 2011


I love this guy's life story.
posted by shii at 3:54 AM on August 21, 2011


Something about these videos is horribly compelling. Part Metropolis, part Tron, part Brazil, and that eerie feeling I get when viewing an artifact from the past, particularly the late 19th and early 20th centuries. I... I... I can't quite put my finger on it. It's just weird.

I think I've watched each about ten times.
posted by eoden at 5:46 AM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


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