Zoomquilt II
March 5, 2007 6:32 PM   Subscribe

Zoomquilt II! (flash) The recursive surrealist loop reloaded, with a better interface and more detailed images. A screensaver version is available here. Here's the first Zoomquilt (mentioned previously).
posted by Burhanistan (18 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
Surreal, creepy, and amazing.
posted by musicinmybrain at 6:51 PM on March 5, 2007


Looks a lot better in screensaver form than in that flash. Looks pretty cool too.
posted by puke & cry at 7:10 PM on March 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


I really enjoyed that, thanks!
posted by jonson at 7:37 PM on March 5, 2007


Nightmarish ! necessarily= surreal. The first zoomquilt had some nightmarish moments, but they were only moments. This one seems too adolescently fixated on the creepy to be compelling as a work of art.
posted by treepour at 7:39 PM on March 5, 2007


OOHHH YEEAHHH!

I knew I picked a bad week to stop doing PCP!

Incidently it is Mark E. Smith's birthday and this site whilst listening to Hex Enduction Hour is extremely pleasant.

(frantically searches on how to convert .FLV to working screensaver)
posted by mctsonic at 7:54 PM on March 5, 2007


Oh - truncate that url and you get a link for a screensaver version - NIIIICCCEE...
posted by mctsonic at 7:59 PM on March 5, 2007


Metsonic: Really? MES' birthday is as good a day as any to crank Hexenduction Hour. Home of the vain indeed.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:01 PM on March 5, 2007


Cake's Comfort Eagle makes a great soundtrack for this too.
posted by wanderingmind at 8:03 PM on March 5, 2007


Unnerving, and I didn't want it to end.
posted by empath at 8:05 PM on March 5, 2007


This one seems too adolescently fixated on the creepy to be compelling as a work of art

Well, the art seems to be about high school level, but that doesn't mean one can't appreciate it. Sometimes the scope of the project can be more important than... um, I shouldn't be talking about art.
Nice post!
posted by Citizen Premier at 8:17 PM on March 5, 2007


Hypnotizing & wonderful.
posted by tula at 8:20 PM on March 5, 2007


great. Now it looks like the comments page is shrinking.
posted by pmbuko at 8:28 PM on March 5, 2007


Sometimes the scope of the project can be more important than...

Don't get me wrong -- I consider this project as one of those "this is so fabulous yet (in principle) simple, why didn't i think of it?" kinds of things. My only point was that the first version seemed to incorporate a wider definition of "art" than this one. Admittedly, the art needs to be more or less representational -- but why all the scary images? It strikes me as something like putting a demonic image in an Escher drawing and claiming that the drawing is more compelling because of the demonic image -- and not because of the questions Escher's work proposes about the nature of space and time.
posted by treepour at 8:32 PM on March 5, 2007


Fantastic.

Happy birthday to the hip Priest-ah.
posted by Skygazer at 8:33 PM on March 5, 2007


Awesome.
posted by notmydesk at 8:40 PM on March 5, 2007


Holy farking Christ on a unicycle.
posted by geekhorde at 9:04 PM on March 5, 2007


Am I the only one who thought this one was funnier than it was creepy? Really, though, if you take a closer look, the artists are having a good laugh. Maybe even poking fun at themselves. Water cooler plant-moster-thingies, those overstuffed mice in the swiss cheese town, a Pez monster... the little tiny woman fighting the tentacle monster to keep her towel on... It's every bit as artistic as the previous version. It just takes itself less seriously this time.
posted by katillathehun at 9:56 PM on March 5, 2007


katillathehun: No, I didn't find it at all creepy. Comic book superhero illustrations I find creepy. Offbeat surrealist homages like these are warm and fuzzy.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:26 AM on March 6, 2007


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