August 16, 2011

Möbius — a collaborative stop motion sculpture.

MÖBIUS from ENESS on Vimeo.


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17 comments:

timmaguire42 said...

It's pretty cool, but is it worth he effort?

rocketeer67 said...

It's kind of cool, but seems like an awful lot of trouble to go to. I can go to any minor league ballpark in America and see fans do "the wave."

Ann Althouse said...

"and see fans do "the wave.""

But are the fans as cute as a green triangle?

prairie wind said...

The green triangles are cute but there'd better music at the ballpark, too.

rocketeer67 said...

But are the fans as cute as a green triangle?

It's a tossup. In the green triangles' favor, however, they probably wouldn't spill beer on me or cuss me out for wearing a Detriot Tigers hat.

Jeff in Oklahoma said...

Pretty cool video, I just pray that "we" didn't have to pay for it.

Wonder if Thiel's project will have a mandatory support for the "arts?"

traditionalguy said...

That's just what the Union Solidarity guys need at the Capitol that belongs to them in their town of Madison.


It will mark their teritory better than singing and chanting about pink balloons.

It is like Swiss tower clocks that were prototypes of computers.

Lincolntf said...

That last place kinda looks like the theater/lecture hall at Taliesen West. At least to me.

Carol_Herman said...

Nope. A real mobius isn't green. And, it's ring shaped. You could put a kid on top ... And, the kid thinking he'd slide down would find himself, suddenly, inside.

Alice in Wonderland, maybe?

edutcher said...

Maybe I'm wrong, but shouldn't fit in better if it's really art?

I mean it looks cool, but, in that place, it just looks out of place.

Pogo said...

Makes me think that part of town needs a really strong antibiotic.

John Burgess said...

@Carol Herman: A Möbius strip has only one side, one surface. A Klein bottle comes closer to having two sides, but inside is outside and outside, in.

As for a Wisconsin recreation, I'd like to see the union guys going into the concrete, but perhaps reappearing in some other dimension, perhaps one described by Dante.

Chip Ahoy said...

This is a question that looks like an answer:

They fashioned a sequence of triangles of similar shapes but shaved off incrementally to make it appear as if a portion of each triangle is sunken, the next more sunken, and so on, and then continuing, shaved off to appear as if risen from the sunken position.

All the triangles are arranged in order. Two frames photographed, then each triangle shifted by one position in the exact spot determined by the first. Two frames photographed, and so on tediously until the sequence is looped.

Then keep going that way for film to show people passing through. Or, loop the video of the completed sequence without people that was shot at a site without people passing through.

If the loop were a GIF and not a video then the loop could be videoed once and run for infinity (actually, the file sits there on a host site until called up, and runs only for as long as the page is viewed, but hosted forever, in theory.)

Lincolntf said...

oops, wrong place.

ricpic said...

What Chip Ahoy said, har har.

I've never understood any of this. About a million years ago I took an art course at Cooper Union that was taught by a very mitteleuropa type who came out of the Bauhaus, or at least the Bauhaus tradition. Anyway, the high point of the course, which he announced with great fanfare, was to create an image, using whatever medium appealed to the student, consisting of curved and only curved lines. Half the class really did get into it and maybe got something out of it. Not me. I couldn't get past the boredom of an affectless process. Like this Mobius thingy.

Phil 3:14 said...

I don't think its stop motion. The mobius appearing to be like a "green screen" only the opposite. Someone who knows better, please explain

Phil 3:14 said...

Watched again, shadows on strips not in sync with background. And after reading Chip's explanation, it makes sense.

Chip, I think your pop up cards are cooler.