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Evolution in Stop Motion
July 5, 2010 2:49 PM   Subscribe

Big Bang, Big Boom, by Blu. A beautiful, extremely impressive stop motion depiction of evolution brought to life on walls, streets, beaches, and everything in between. (Previously, and other films Fantoche, and MUTO.)

Be sure to stop by the artist's website, there's a lot of other good work.
posted by wander (19 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
Dulux Walls — Global film for the Let's Colour Project
posted by netbros at 3:09 PM on July 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Blu's work just gets more and more impressive. The scale of this is phenomenal. His use of the landscape and the vagaries of the environment is tremendously clever. I cheered.
posted by louche mustachio at 3:15 PM on July 5, 2010


YESESSSSSSSSSSS So good. Bit of of a down ending though.

I very much like to see works of art that celebrate scientific stories for their special human drama elements...they may not have the poetry of myths, but they have a certain je-do-in-fact-sais-quoi.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 3:20 PM on July 5, 2010


jeez, that was good. the sound design was especially brilliant.
posted by peterkins at 3:30 PM on July 5, 2010


This is my hanging jaw. Astounding in both scale and cleverness.
posted by dbiedny at 3:41 PM on July 5, 2010


OH. MY. GOD.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 3:41 PM on July 5, 2010


Amazing for the detail, scale, AND multi-media aspects! (Oh, and the soundtrack!)

Wow.
posted by filthy light thief at 3:46 PM on July 5, 2010


But I question their understanding of evolution - many worms or snakes becoming one lizard with many arms? This isn't a Rat King, it's a single new entity. HAMBURGER, with a side of spooky intertwined fries.
posted by filthy light thief at 3:48 PM on July 5, 2010


That was incredible! The planning for some of those extended shots must have been fearsomely complex!

How did they get permission to paint so many places, I wonder? The smaller buildings, including the grafffiti'ed ones, might have been easy but some were more public, including the water tower at the end.
posted by hincandenza at 3:57 PM on July 5, 2010


I love it when it's in abandoned places, but once it hit the bridge I was disappointed. ..unless of course the future plan for that stone was to be painted.

...get off my lawn!
posted by tomplus2 at 3:59 PM on July 5, 2010


Dulux Walls — Global film for the Let's Colour Project

Ugh. As if the AT&T cooption of Christo & Jeanne-Claude wasn't bad enough.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:00 PM on July 5, 2010


whoa
posted by The Whelk at 4:09 PM on July 5, 2010


really good! (I hope they were using water based paint)
posted by Trochanter at 4:21 PM on July 5, 2010


Wow.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 4:22 PM on July 5, 2010


higher quality here.
posted by progosk at 4:45 PM on July 5, 2010


Na na, na na-na-na na na na, na katamari damashii

I saw these guys' work in a bar once, broadcast over some kind of internet bar channel which displays popular Youtube videos amongst drunken texts to the bar channel's number -- I forget what it's called. This was not the particular site and work, but the execution was very similar, and it was completely hypnotic on a first-drink buzz.
posted by Countess Elena at 5:34 PM on July 5, 2010


Love it. Especially the sound design, as mentioned above.
posted by harriet vane at 7:17 PM on July 5, 2010


While I admire the talent, there's something that irks me about animating murals. Public art should stay and be admired by passersby, while he only leaves... dirty walls and floors.
posted by Baldons at 2:04 AM on July 6, 2010


while he only leaves... dirty walls and floors.

And videos. Which he puts in public for passersby to admire.
posted by ook at 7:19 AM on July 6, 2010


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