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November 5, 2011 3:46 PM   Subscribe

Welcome to Kitty City. A new animation from Cyriak. Previously.
posted by loquacious (51 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

 
Now I want kitty antlers.
posted by maudlin at 3:50 PM on November 5, 2011


THANKS that was fun.
posted by scottMontgomery at 3:50 PM on November 5, 2011


Cyriak used to be my neighbour.
Super nice guy.
True story.
posted by Don't_deceive_with_belief at 3:53 PM on November 5, 2011 [5 favorites]


Needs nightmarefuel tag. O_O

Can't sleep, kittree will eat me...
posted by Decimask at 4:02 PM on November 5, 2011 [6 favorites]


Just in time for Caturday.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:07 PM on November 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Terrifying.
posted by mykescipark at 4:09 PM on November 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


love this guy!
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 4:10 PM on November 5, 2011


BTW, Cyriac recently did a couple things that (shockingly!) did NOT go viral...

A fractal but relatively gentle music video

"Pointless Fun" for a Trident Gum promotion on Facebook (Cyriac, Facebook and chewing gum seems like a combination only he can imagine)
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:13 PM on November 5, 2011 [5 favorites]


I'm overwhelmingly in love with cyriac's work. It's all nightmarefodder, but it all has an overlay of humor which my nightmares never have. He's imaginative and amusing and I love that he keeps making stuff.

I just did a review of his earlier work just a few days ago, but this is new. Thanks for posting!
posted by hippybear at 4:21 PM on November 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


If somebody can make a GIF out of that cat-based AT-AT walker thing walking, save it as like_a_boss.gif and link it from this thread, I will regard said someone with awe and gratitude.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 4:46 PM on November 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


This explains why demand for hallucinogens has plummeted. Why waste money on LSD when you can just watch this for free and get the same effect?
posted by ZenMasterThis at 5:01 PM on November 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also, in light of what's happening in London (but preceding it by months), here is St. Paul's Cathedral On Holiday.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:16 PM on November 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


Keep them out of bright light, do not get them wet, and DO NOT feed them after midnight.
posted by XhaustedProphet at 5:24 PM on November 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think...I think that I don't like cats anymore.
posted by infinitywaltz at 5:40 PM on November 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


OH GOD I'M COMING DOWN /zoidberg.
posted by The Whelk at 5:41 PM on November 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


OH GOD I'M COMING /me

No. Really. This blew my fucking mind! I want to watch it forever.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 5:51 PM on November 5, 2011


posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 1:51 AM on November 6 [+] [!]

Eponysterical!
posted by Grangousier at 5:52 PM on November 5, 2011


Larry Niven's cat snakes!

(...and bonus worm bunny.)
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 6:35 PM on November 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


HANDS
posted by The Whelk at 6:38 PM on November 5, 2011


THE CORINTHIAN
posted by The Whelk at 6:39 PM on November 5, 2011


Yeeeesssss. Although my cats frequently provide me with hairballs larger and more sentient than these.
posted by troublewithwolves at 6:55 PM on November 5, 2011


It's his - his music, his visual style, his animation, instantly recognizable. I'll say it here. He's an artist, and a brilliant one, and it kind of saddens me he'll never cash in on it like some less talented artists, simply because he doesn't waste his time creating artifacts, but devotes it to crafting something at once more ephemeral and more tangible than pastels on paper or oils on canvas.

He's clearly a slave to his muse, he does what he does because it's what he does - he'll never set up a gallery, or sell limited edition prints or casts of his work. Yet he represents a time and place and mindset that's real and relevant. This is art, fine art. It will be studied and enjoyed in the centuries to come. The difference is, in the internet age, we can let him know just how much of a genius he is while he's still alive.

It's about damn time artifact hoarders stopped determining what represents us as art. Cyriak's stuff is a step in that direction. It's beyond outsider art... it's extradimensional art.
posted by Slap*Happy at 7:44 PM on November 5, 2011 [9 favorites]


I love this guys work, but due to my own shortcomings, I suppose, I found this less entertaining than the same thing in cow form. I think I love my kittehs a bit too much
posted by Redhush at 7:48 PM on November 5, 2011


pictured the murakami story
posted by taltalim at 8:38 PM on November 5, 2011


he'll never cash in on it

hey, dude`s doing stuff for ninja tune
posted by Tom-B at 8:49 PM on November 5, 2011


MEOW MIX
posted by The Whelk at 8:59 PM on November 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


rick.

rick.

RICK

OH GOD IT'S KICKING IN RICK
posted by The otter lady at 9:09 PM on November 5, 2011 [13 favorites]


he'll never cash in on it

cyriak has done more than a little bit of commerical work, a lot of it available for viewing on YouTube.

I can't even find the makeup commercial he made which I saw just a couple of days ago, but I have found these:

adult swim bumps

polydor presents 2010/2011

2009 commercial showreel

Coke Zero commercial

Plus music videos:

Eskmo "We Got More"

I suspect he's cashing in quite well with his art.

Also, whatever you do, don't watch this. You may never sleep again.
posted by hippybear at 9:11 PM on November 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


I love how he's created such a signature aesthetic out of seemingly un-connected themes and tropes, it's Iowa Acid Folk.
posted by The Whelk at 9:14 PM on November 5, 2011


And here all this time I thought that Iowa Acid Folk was epitomized by Leslie Hall.
posted by hippybear at 9:18 PM on November 5, 2011


Anyway, cyriak is from the UK. He can't possibly be Iowa anything.
posted by hippybear at 9:19 PM on November 5, 2011


Fine, Derbyshire Deranged.
posted by The Whelk at 9:25 PM on November 5, 2011


He does PSAs, too. Gross PSAs, but his heart is in the right place, although I can't make that promise for every one of his body parts.
posted by maudlin at 9:27 PM on November 5, 2011


And sometimes he just performs a public service.
posted by maudlin at 9:28 PM on November 5, 2011


It's like some mad scientist captured Louis Wain in '39 and stuck his undying brain in a tank full of LSD for 72 years.
posted by BrotherCaine at 9:45 PM on November 5, 2011


Also, whatever you do, don't watch this. You may never sleep again.

Damn you. Of course I watched it, and you were right.
posted by Windigo at 10:26 PM on November 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


This was my first introduction to Cyriak and still one of my favorite things of his. It was passed around right before the Large Hadron Collider spun up for the first time and everyone was afraid it was going to tear a hole in the universe somehow.
posted by contraption at 10:51 PM on November 5, 2011


It's like Cat Island on Acid!
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 12:51 AM on November 6, 2011


It has the word 'Kitty' in the title. Why am I not laughing and smiling at the unbearable cuteness of it all?
posted by joboe at 1:49 AM on November 6, 2011 [1 favorite]




If somebody can make a GIF out of that cat-based AT-AT walker thing walking, save it as like_a_boss.gif and link it from this thread, I will regard said someone with awe and gratitude.

Challenge accepted.
posted by louche mustachio at 1:01 AM on November 6, 2011 [5 favorites]


Or maybe something more like this?
posted by louche mustachio at 2:15 AM on November 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


Not quite as disturbing as Dogville, though.
posted by WalkingAround at 6:28 AM on November 6, 2011


louche mustachio, you are hereby awarded my eternal awe and gratitude as well as one internets.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 8:09 AM on November 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh, man. Don't take the brown catnip.
posted by peagood at 9:12 AM on November 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


I just discovered Cyriak and spent the last few hours watching everything I could find.

Going to be a weird day...
posted by tempythethird at 9:21 AM on November 6, 2011


Damn you. Of course I watched it, and you were right.

probably better off you didn't. I watched this and the one called "baaa" and then the home ec one right before bed and woke up repeatedly from disturbing dreams through the night. The worst one involved a bleeding contract killer who was after us with a knife so sharp and thin you didn't know you were stabbed until you moved and the wound opened and poured stuff out. So much blood. So tired.
posted by Hoopo at 10:04 AM on November 6, 2011


Huh. Seems to me that Cyriak is suffering from "difficult second album syndrome" - or the bonkers animation equivalent.

By the way, I was into Cyriak before it was fashionable.
posted by Decani at 10:40 AM on November 6, 2011


no, just no.
posted by MrLint at 7:56 PM on November 6, 2011


Wonderful. I can't wait for Cyriak to create a feature film.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 10:37 PM on November 6, 2011


This is going to give me nightmares. So I'm just going to relax and think about Teddy Bears for a while to calm down.
posted by mmoncur at 3:02 AM on November 7, 2011


Speaking of Cyriak getting recognition: he just won a UK Music Video Award!
posted by flatluigi at 1:50 PM on November 16, 2011


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