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Mike and Claire Present: Fried Eggs
Mike and Claire are a collaborative artist duo based in New York who craft bizarre worlds through GIFS, film and performance. VICE readers may remember the psychedelic Easter Sunday GIFS they made for us a couple months back. In recent press their work has been compared to a wide range of artists, ranging from Cindy Sherman and Ryan Trecartin to Tim and Eric.
Here’s the world premiere of their new video, Fried Eggs. Inspired by the recent rise in feminism in pop culture (Pussy Riot, etc.) Mike and Claire were interested in contributing to current discourse in the media through actions rather than words. “The idea of an action being more powerful then words inspired the lack of dialogue and an importance on movement and sound,” they told VICE. “We wanted to create a modern cartoon, that represented how we feel, but at the same time paid homage to people who are making aggressive changes for women.”
“Asylums” uses the techniques of architectural modelling and visualisation to create 3D computer models of key asylum designs based on the original floor plans and available aerial photographs. The images are then rendered with the interior colours of the institutions they represent, to explore this intended relationship between design and treatment.
In fact, it’s surprising that no one (to my knowledge) has adapted the film into an animated GIF yet – though it’s been adapted into a delightful flipbook, which is essentially an analog animated GIF.