Posts tagged 'Spirituality'

I, pet goat 2

“A story about the fire at the heart of suffering.”

Oh shit. Do yourself a favor and prime your environment for an optimal viewing experience – lights down, full-screen and volume up – this gem deserves your undivided attention.

The attached was created by the talented team at Heliofant, “a nascent independent computer animation studio focused on creating experimental and challenging content” based in the Laurentian mountains just north of Montreal. At present they’re 100% self-funded and you can ensure their next short comes ‘sooner’ rather than ‘later’ by dropping a few shekels into their Paypal.

My weekly album allowance was diverted their way, maybe you’ll consider something similar?

One more thing: Heliofant whipped-up some high-def wallpapers based on the film so follow this hyperlink if you’re in the market for a fresh coat of desktop pixels.

[ I, pet goat II ]

We are stardust.

“If you take all of the iron from the hemoglobin of the people in the tri-state area of New York City, you can recover that much iron out of their blood and realize that the iron from that meteorite and the iron from your blood has common origin in the core of a star…as Carl Sagan has said, ‘We are star-stuff’ but there’s a more poetic – and I think more accurate – way to say it; it’s quite literally true that we are stardust. In the highest exalted way one can use that phrase.”Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Whoa. Deep, bro.

[ Neil DeGrasse Tyson - Greatest Sermon Ever ]

I live in the woods!

Today’s dose of LOLWAT is served up by stop motion animator Max Winston who completed this project while studying at CalArts. Get ready for some bizarre whacked-out horror!

Cheers to Sam Lillard for another fantastic suggestion!

[ I Live in the Woods! ]


“In the beginning there was nothing and in the middle of it was God.
Vast omnipotent and calm he hung in thoughts simmering and popping with fathomless tiny stars.
If time existed, much would pass before the God, young but wise, came to realize that even gods need conversation…”

This creation myth was written, directed and created by Tony Comley – the super-talented guy behind D N A U X B (If you haven’t watched that yet do so immediately; it’s fantastic.) – as part of the Animator in Residence program at the University of Wales. Tony, and the UoW students who were lucky enough to work with him, turned this around in only three weeks. Impressive. The entire piece was also animated entirely on a Powerbook G4. Even more impressive. The authoritative, gravelly and stoic voice-over is delivered by Roger Wooster backed with a score composed by Charlie Piper.

We’re big fans of how Tony animates his explosions, blips and ‘force waves’ (for lack of a better term); there’s a unique, expressive energy to each and every one. Truly a treat for the eyes. Enjoy!

[ 'VERSE ]


In honor of ‘good’ Friday I thought I’d post this 100% historically accurate animated short on the life of our Lord and savior, Jesus of Nazareth. JESUS2000 was produced in 2009 at WIZZ with concept & art-direction by CRCR (the minds behind TODOR & PETRU), sound design by Philippe Valette with electro jamz composed by R-Ash. Enjoy!

[ JESUS2000 ]

The Art of Kris Kuksi

'Psychotropic Comparative Anatomy' by Kris Kuksi
'Psychotropic Comparative Anatomy' by Kris Kuksi'Auto Cephalic Supplicating Vehicle' by Kris Kuksi'Pronation of Christ' by Kris Kuksi'A Tribute to the Madness of Beethoven' by Kris Kuksi'The Throne of Lucifer' by Kris Kuksi'Caravan Assault Apparatus' by Kris Kuksi

“Kris spent his youth in rural seclusion and isolation along with a blue-collar, working mother, two significantly older brothers, and an absent father. Open country, sparse trees, and alcoholic stepfather, all paving the way for an individual saturated in imagination and introversion. His propensity for the unusual has been a constant since childhood, a lifelong fascination that lent itself to his macabre art later in life. The grotesque to him, as it seemed, was beautiful…more

Kris Kuksi is a super-talented painter/sculptor whose work is exhibited in galleries all over the world and collected by folks like Robin Williams and Guillermo del Toro. The six images I have collected here are but a small sampling so, if you dig what you see, be sure head over to Kris’ site to see loads more.

In honor of today, the twentieth of April, we’ll be posting some ‘best of The Tripatorium™’ over on our Facebook page. Your presence is officially requested.

[ Kris Kuksi ]


“Does the idea that there might be knowledge frighten you? Does the idea that one afternoon on wiki-fucking-pedia might enlighten-you-frighten-you? Does the notion that there might not be a supernatural so blow your hippy noodle that you’d just rather stand in the fog of your inability to Google?”

Most of what we post here on The Tripatorium™ is fairly short and bite-sized so it’s always nice to come across something that’s a bit longer-form. This one is a treat – an instant classic – that rare bit of internet that simultaneously brings the LOL, provokes conscious thought and servers as a reminder of how beautiful and complex our collective existence is. ‘Storm’ began as a beat-poem by Australian comedian/performer Tim Minchin and was transformed into the animation you’re watching now by the talented DC Turner, a director/designer/animator currently freelancing in London. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

[ Tim Minchin's Storm the Animated Movie ]

Mazes (full)

Hey, remember that trailer for ‘Mazes’ I posted back in January?  Well, here’s the full business. Treat Studios FTW. The sound design is especially nice so if you’ve got a nice pair of headphones you might want to don them before clicking play. Enjoy!

[ Mazes ]

The Saga of Biôrn

Biôrn, an old Viking, is determined to reach Valhalla, the warrior’s afterlife full of excessive drinking and debauchery. To gain entry he has to die honorably in battle, but he discovers that the right death isn’t so easy.

A fantastic short film with top-notch art direction, animation and sound design. The ending is great, too. We have Benjamin J. Kousholt, Daniel D. Christensen, Mads Lundgaard Christensen, Jesper A. Jensen, Jonas K. Doctor, Steffen Lyhne, Pernille Ørum-Nielsen, Frederik Bjerre-Poulsen and Jonas Georgakakis to thank for putting this together. Well done!

[ The Saga of Biôrn ]