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Lernert Engenberts produces tiny, beautiful and exquisitely cruel films.
July 31, 2009 11:57 AM   Subscribe

Lernert Engenberts produces tiny, beautiful and exquisitely cruel films. Revenge on an innocent egg. Three ways to melt a chocolate bunny. Teasing the colour blind with colour correction. Abstract artists explain their work to their parents. But this may be the cruelest one of all. See more, including an ode to Alaska via AOL, on his site.
posted by maudlin (23 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Can someone explain to this clueless North American what "discodip" is?
posted by Johnny Assay at 12:12 PM on July 31, 2009


Can someone explain why her doctor did not tell her that her hysterectomy put her into menopause regardless of her age?
posted by Cranberry at 12:20 PM on July 31, 2009


Discodip is what the Dutch call the tiny sugar sprinkles with bright colours you might get on an ice cream.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:23 PM on July 31, 2009


I guess they didn't colour-correct them as much as sort them by colour, like many people do with M&Ms. Except these are really very tiny.

I liked it.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:25 PM on July 31, 2009


I watched without sound though. Maybe there was a voiceover doing enthralling live commentary, I don't know.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:26 PM on July 31, 2009


I loved those films! My favorite was the chocolate bunny one. Never before had I seen a confection look so anguished. There was some real horror movie imagery there.
posted by One Second Before Awakening at 12:28 PM on July 31, 2009


Sorry about delmoiing the thread, but I don't get the "cruel" angle. The "this" link goes to a video of a couple of guys playing "No Limit" (which, incidentally, is awesome) on tuned glasses. Loads of people have done that, well, play tuned glasses, that is, and while it takes some practice to get the tuning, timing and manipulation of the glasses right, it is ultimately not far outside the difficulty range of, say, playing the piano.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:30 PM on July 31, 2009


The chocolate bunny v/s hair dryer was relaxing, horrifying and beautiful all at once. Wonderful stuff.
posted by 1f2frfbf at 12:33 PM on July 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Sorry about delmoiing the thread, but I don't get the "cruel" angle.

Oh, I think the glass harp is wonderful. But the artist calls it the worst song ever, so one could argue that not only was he intending to be cruel to the audience by playing that instead of some nice, inoffensive little 18th century piece, he was being cruel to himself and his co-conspirator by going to all that work to learn the technique to play a song he thought was awful. One could make that argument, if one was doing anything besides finding a way to unify the post, couldn't one?

Um.

Look! Look over there!

*runs away*
posted by maudlin at 12:36 PM on July 31, 2009


I didn't get why that was cruel, either.
posted by mrnutty at 12:38 PM on July 31, 2009


On the other hand, I loved the egg video; but perhaps I'm just a sucker for slow-motion destruction.
posted by mrnutty at 12:45 PM on July 31, 2009


Cruel is how well this post sells the films. I tried and failed to enjoy four of them.
And I'm no eater of Tater Tot Casserole.

(anymore)
posted by rahnefan at 12:59 PM on July 31, 2009


The bowling ball just missing the egg was quite nerve-wracking. I was really hoping for a successful squashing of the egg later in the flick. Alas...
posted by Thorzdad at 1:18 PM on July 31, 2009


the egg one is fine but I found the chocolate bunnies engrossing and terrible and fascinating.
posted by supermedusa at 2:19 PM on July 31, 2009


I found the father and son rather endearing. Especially because of the edgy bits.
posted by sundri at 2:27 PM on July 31, 2009


Previously. (links dead, though)
posted by Sys Rq at 3:12 PM on July 31, 2009


The bowling ball just missing the egg was quite nerve-wracking. I was really hoping for a successful squashing of the egg later in the flick. Alas...
posted by Thorzdad


Yes! I was twisting in my seat trying to aim the ball at the egg, just like if I was about to miss that last damn pin!
posted by orme at 3:47 PM on July 31, 2009


Also, I am forever going to refer to rainbow sprinkles as disco dip. Thank you for that.
posted by orme at 3:48 PM on July 31, 2009


Is disco dip the same as hundreds-and-thousands?
posted by afx237vi at 4:02 PM on July 31, 2009


I'm totally on the dad's side.
posted by breadfruit at 5:32 PM on July 31, 2009


Disco Dip is the name of my new (imaginary) band.
posted by cazoo at 11:03 PM on July 31, 2009


The artist/parent one was absolutely fantastic.
posted by xorry at 9:10 AM on August 1, 2009


That chocolate bunny video has always made me inordinately sad.
posted by makonan at 3:23 AM on August 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


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