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July 23, 2009 7:12 PM   Subscribe

Peripetics is a short video by Zeitguised that "entails six imaginations of disoriented systems that take a catastrophic turn, including the evolution of educational plant-body-machine models and liquid building materials."

I don't really know what that means either but it sure is pretty.
posted by mhjb (16 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Man, yeah it is.
posted by box at 7:37 PM on July 23, 2009


That was peculiar. At times I was fascinated, at times I was disturbed. I'm not sure I'd want to witness that tripping, but it was lovely.
posted by hippybear at 7:49 PM on July 23, 2009


You mean I wasn't tripping? Because that is the best little hallucination ever.
posted by longsleeves at 7:53 PM on July 23, 2009


like flipping outside the third dimension :P

thanks!
posted by kliuless at 7:56 PM on July 23, 2009


Now I know how that completely-tripping-after-dentist kid felt.
posted by WCityMike at 8:10 PM on July 23, 2009


I'm not sure what I just watched.
posted by tellurian at 8:21 PM on July 23, 2009


I'm pretty sure it was awesome.
posted by lucasks at 8:50 PM on July 23, 2009


When did Chronenburg start directing films for Pixar?
posted by idiopath at 8:59 PM on July 23, 2009


of course I meant Cronenberg
posted by idiopath at 9:00 PM on July 23, 2009


The jet engine--heart thingie was...well, all of the "scenes"(?) were bloody strange. I'm pretty sure it was awesome because my reaction was most definately not "meh." Can't say what, exactly, my reaction was though.

Rewatched it: those tethered, levitating fake trees surrounding the floating house-like object disturbed me.
posted by Glee at 10:52 PM on July 23, 2009


definately definitely hate that typo
posted by Glee at 10:53 PM on July 23, 2009


Peripeteia, a Greek word, is used by Aristotle in the Poetics, to describe a sudden reversal of fortune, although in the example he gives from Sophocles's "Oedipus the King", it's more like the sudden realization that you have been heading toward the cliff for quite a while, and that whoops, you're on your way down.

This is fabulous, by the way!
posted by honest knave at 11:24 PM on July 23, 2009


Here's the artist's own vimeo channel, btw, which includes this video and others: zeitguised
posted by effbot at 2:25 AM on July 24, 2009


Wow... that was... something else.

it's more like the sudden realization that you have been heading toward the cliff for quite a while, and that whoops, you're on your way down


And I guess that's the zeitgeist of our time. I can't remember where I read it, but someone wiser than me said that we were the cartoon character that had just run off the cliff, and was being held in mid-air by power of imagination.

I suppose this artwork kinda captures that feeling of similtaneous fascination and gut-wrenching horror.
posted by Acey at 2:43 AM on July 24, 2009


A few threads back I conveyed my annoyance at the paucity of available LSD. I accept I may never come across said alkaloid for the remainder of my days. I accept this.

But, after watching this video, I know sons-a-bitches somewhere are bogarting something, and it makes me less than happy.
posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 5:09 AM on July 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


Whoa. I'm sure glad they keep those things locked up in that room.
posted by orme at 5:32 AM on July 24, 2009


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