Posts tagged 'Monochromatic'


“Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping onto moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera…It is the culmination of multiple technologies, including large scale robotics, projection mapping, and software engineering.”


Projection mapping is sufficiently magical when displayed on static surfaces but to see it like this takes the medium to a whole new level. Cheers to Bot & Dolly for some absolutely stellar watchables.

Thanks for sending this our way, Garrett!

[ Box ]

Bye Bye Macadam

It appears Dimitri Stankowicz has been hard at work honing his solid-color-fill vector animation style since we first posted his entry into Björk’s Innocence video contest two years ago.  The visuals in the attached sync up beautifully (both in timing and spirit) with Rone‘s deep, synth-driven, spaced-out sound. The net-effect is pure, distilled atmosphere so get it loaded in 1080p and strap your headphones on.

This one’s a treat and we owe Brandon Michael Azzarella a big thanks for sharing it with us on Facebook. Cheers, Brandon!

P.S. If you find that your taste in music tends to line-up with my mine then don’t hesitate to pick up the full-length album ‘Bye Bye Macadam’ is from, Tohu Bohu. It’s packed to the brim with the type of soaring, emotive electronica that’s pitch-perfect for late-night drives and contemplative lazy afternoon seshes.

[ Rone - Bye Bye Macadam (Official Video) ]

Kuba Krzeminski

Man. Today was just shitty. In these kinds of moments my instinct is just to tune out for a bit and watching this video of Kuba Krzemiński helped me do just that. It’s hypnotic watching any talented artist work in time lapse but the attached is especially great due to some tight editing, tracking shots and mellow music selection.


P.S. Both our time lapse and hypnotic feeds are worth a visit.

[ Tattoo Time Lapse by Kuba Krzemiński ]


Absolutely loving the spartan, monochromatic and tight-as-fuck animation in this Mathieu Bétard-directed music video for Kris Menace. It’s a delicate mix of mirrored-and-repeating geometric ‘morphables’, rotoscoped figures and bizarre transitional touches where everything besides line, form and movement is swept aside. Just absolutely gorgeous stuff.

Special mentions are due to Jonathan Djob Nkondo and Pierre Ruitz (who, along with Mathieu, handled animation duties) and WIZZ for some top-notch production.

If you enjoyed the attached then definitely give Chunkothy a watch next, I’m 100% positive you’ll dig it. Cheers!

[ Kris Menace feat. Miss Kittin - Hide ]

Dissimilated Vision

Absolutely loving this two-and-a-half minute dose of delicate, hypnotic, hand-drawn, constantly-morphing line animation from Katayama Takuto. The sparse, plodding piano backing (by Kikuchi Ryouta) compliments the visuals quite nicely, too. Enjoy!

[ 異化した視覚 / Dissimilated Vision ]


CRCR brings the weird once again with some dark, bizarre hand-drawn visuals in this music video for Lorn‘s latest release on Ninja Tune. Serving suggestion: full-screen, lights-down, volume up.

The other CRCR-created shorts we’ve posted so-far – Jesus2000 and Todor & Petru – definitely warrant your attention or, if you’d rather keep the awesome music video train rolling, check out our Ninja Tune feed; everything there is well-worth your time. Enjoy!

[ Lorn - 'Ghosst(s)' ]

Waiting Room

Trippy, mane.

Jake Fried creates his unique style of bizarre, constantly evolving animation by hand using only ink and wite-out. Once you’re done watching this, head over to his website to see more.

Cheers to Sam Lillard for the heads-up.

[ Waiting Room ]

Sue Paraskeva

“Isle of Wight based artist Sue Paraskeva produces exquisite thrown porcelain installation work, altered one-offs, and sublime tableware.”

Supremely mellow and deliciously chill; this expertly shot/edited film by Jamie Isbell (with tunes by Chihei Hatakeyama) is a suitable incitation for some late-night reflection and meditation. Enjoy!

[ Sue Paraskeva // Artist profile ]


NSFW Disclaimer: There’s some animated nudity towards the end so don’t watch this at work, OK?

We’re diggin’ this bizarre, monochromatic music video for The Dead Pirates created by Matthieu Bessudo and Simon Landrein. In addition to being a member of the band Matthieu is also known as Mcbess, a London-based illustrator whose work successfully combines a grab bag of influences from the early 20th century – like Elzie Crisler Segar‘s Popeye and Max Fleischer‘s Betty Boop – with a tight, sterile (but in a good way) and modern rock-a-billy aesthetic.

The attached is one of two videos produced at The Mill for The Dead Pirates. The other one, CH / CH, is quite a bit shorter but definitely worth a watch. Enjoy!

A big thanks is due to Drew for sending this one our way. Cheers!

[ Wood ]

Glowing Man

Serving instructions: best seen in full-screen HD late at night in a pitch-dark room. Enjoy! (Well done, Jacob Sutton!)

[ Glowing Man HD ]

Two Against One

“I get the feeling that it’s two against one.
I’m already fighting me, so what’s another one?”

The first suggestion to check out the attached came from Dave Hughes (of Off The Air fame) back on January 9th with the second ping, from Hartwell Millett, hitting our inbox just a few days later. Another 48 hours passed and then Zak Standel wrote in with the message, “how about you watch it and then write why its cool on the main page.”


The roster of talent on this one is deep. On the music side of things you’ve got a choice cut from Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi‘s latest project, Rome, with a guest appearance from Jack White (NICE). The trippy, bizarre and dark visuals are provided by the tag team duo of Chris Milk and Anthony Francisco Schepperd who we’ve both featured before: Chris directed the exquisitely bizarre Who’s Gonna Save My Soul? for Gnarls Barkley and Anthony helmed two of our all time favorites, Wail to God and The Music Scene.

Jack’s dark, ominous delivery is caramel-smooth which, as it effortlessly intermingles with the warm, cinematic and slow-plodding production, sets an emotional tone that gets further accentuated by Anthony’s signature forever-morphing animation style and Chris’ acerbic tendencies to push the bizarre. It’s not very long – only two minutes and change – but it doesn’t feel that way which, in this case at least, is a good thing. Headphones on, volume up, full-screen HD and, above all else, get comfortable: the forecast calls for multiple viewings.

A big thanks to everyone who wrote in! Cheers!

[ Rome - Two Against One ]

topo glassato al cioccolato

Warning! (Kinda) NSFW: There’s some brief shots of hand-drawn nudity in this one so you might not want to watch it at work.

We’ve been getting loads of great suggestions recently and have been slowly-but-surely passing them through our mental baleen, reserving only the tastiest bits of internet to pass along. Sam Lillard sent this fantastic morsel of bizarre, dark animation by Donato Sansone (a.k.a. milkyeyes) our way back in the beginning of December and it’s a shame we didn’t post it sooner. I’d recommend watching it late-night in a dark room with the volume way up as the sound design by Enrico Ascoli greatly enhances the unsettling, high-definition visuals. Thanks, Sam!


Sometimes The Stars

“Here I am confessing: you’re lost to me now.
I’m on a train telling strangers, about you;
How you’re still looking fine, how you ease my lonely mind;
Long summers and wine:  yeah, you saved me.”

Luke Jurevicius, Ari Gibson, Jason Pammet and Shane Devries collaborated together on this quiet, contemplative music video for The Audreys, a five-piece blues/roots band from Adelaide.  We’ve featured two of Ari and Jason’s collaborations previously and it’s great to see their how their unique stylistic approach was informed by Luke and Shane’s exquisite and surreal initial concept art. If you’re curious to learn more about how it all came together, click here. Enjoy!

[ Sometimes The Stars ]


“Natural and man-made objects on a spin cycle accumulate, disintegrate, and multiply. Created by stop motion animating clay on glass, the film is a meditation on motion and the life cycle of matter.”

Some very nice abstract, morphing stop-motion animation and sound design from the talented Andy Kennedy. If you’re interested in seeing how he put everything together then be sure to check out the making-of page on his website. It’s populated with lots of broken images but the process videos and text still load properly though so it’s definitely worth checking out.

[ Accumulonimbus ]


Gabriel Rud wrote in with some monochromatic, twitchy, morphing visuals he created for Argentine composer, Daniel Melero. It’s as if you’re peering into an electron microscope, witnessing the birth of some strange new organism.

[ Supernatural - Daniel Melero (2011) ]


Micaël Reynaud, a webdesigner, animator, illustrator, photographer from Montpellier, created this animation with portraits from Michael Jang‘s Summer Weather series. The way the images blend, morph, evolve and interact with each other is deliriously hypnotic which, when combined the spacey, ambient synths of Memory Tapes, amplifies the vibe considerably. It’s gorgeous, trippy business friends so do yourself a favor and watch this in full-screen 1080p with a nice pair of headphones on. Enjoy!

Previously on The Tripatorium™: Yes I Know by Memory Tapes

[ amalgamation ]

The Lullaby

This time lapse video of Joe Fenton drawing is a bit deceiving; since the lighting remains consistent and his wardrobe only appears to change a few times you might think he completed The Lullaby in a matter of a few days.

It took two months.

As I was watching full-screen – the progress bar and UI conveniently hidden away – I kept thinking the video was about to end; how much more detail could he possibly add? What else was there left to do? Just graphite on Arches would have sufficed but Joe pushes it to some next-level shit when he busts out the airbrush, white gouache and muted water watercolors to further enhance its three-dimensionality.

The backing music by his brother, Julian, is a nice compliment to the visuals: mysterious, ethereal and subdued. Full screen and headphones, y’all.

To see see more of Joe’s work head on over to his Behance page or website.

[ The Lullaby - 2011 - By Joe Fenton ]

Do I have power?

“In a movement of a thousand helping hands,
I am not beyond the saccharine of sycophantic rants.
In a moment of a wilderness exposed,
Is this lack of wisdom better than a charismatic soul?”

Lovin’ this ominous, spooky and monochromatic music video for Timber Timbre as directed by Carlos De Carvalho with animation from Pierric Danjou, Thomas Lecourt and Charles Lemor. Happy Halloween, y’all!

[ Do I Have Power - Timber timbre (2011) ]

Two Hearts In 3/4 Time

The band (Darren Seltmann, Robbie Chater, Tony Diblasi and Manabu Etoh) bought all their instruments at junk shops, where they also discovered piles of old records. When Etoh was deported and Alarm 115 ended, these records became the core of a new project. Chater was a film student at RMIT, and had access to a recording studio there, which he and Seltmann used to turn said vinyl into a 30-song demo tape labeled Pan Amateurs…more on wikipedia

Joe wrote in with a fantastic suggestion to check out a music video made for Frontier Psychiatrist, a tune by The Avalanches, an interesting electronic music project out of Melbourne Australia. I really enjoyed it and – while unsuccessfully trying to track down an HD version – came across this, the attached video, that I’d really like you to see. My Google-fu wasn’t able to find any creative credits so if someone out there knows made this don’t hesitate to drop us a line (see below). In the meantime enjoy the sunny-side, good times vibe of the three-quarter time waltz-hop as it contrasts with some strange, monochromatic and vaguely dark but-not-quite-so-even-though-yeah-it’s-still-weird visuals. Enjoy!

Thanks for introducing me to some new music, Joe! Cheers!

UPDATE: Turns out the visuals were lifted from Quimby The Mouse, an animation created by the über-talented Chris Ware for This American Life. A big thanks goes to Hang Goon for writing in to set the record straight!

[ The Avalanches - Two Hearts In 3/4 Time ]

Alsatian Darn

“Found a way and I feel like I shouldn’t let go;
Drop a bomb on the spots where my doubt streams grow.
What to do when the things that I want don’t allow,
For the handful of mouths that I’m trying to feed.”

Ori Toor – the super talented dude behind Lion in a Comawrote in to let us know about another ‘unofficial’ video he just created for the fantastically ethereal Alsatian Darn by Panda Bear. It’s chock-full of abstract undulating organic shapes that serve as a wonderful soup to the tune’s dreamy, meandering sandwich. In other words: a multi-sensory feast for the eyes and ears. Make sure this shit’s not just full-screen but 1080p full screen. Grab your headphones, too.

We love what you’re up to, Ori; thanks so much for writing in! Oh, and a big thanks goes to one of our regular readers/contributors, Sam Lillard, who also suggested we check out this same video. Cheers!

[ Panda Bear - Alsatian Darn (unofficial video by Ori Toor) ]