this is the first 6 minutes of twohundredfiftysixcolors, which is a 97 minute long film comprised entirely of animated GIFs. for more information about the project visit: twohundredfiftysixcolors.com/
>> Crafted from thousands of animated GIFs, twohundredfiftysixcolors is an expansive and revealing portrait of what has become a zeitgeist medium. Once used primarily as an Internet page signpost, the file type has evolved into a nimble and ubiquitous tool for pop-cultural memes, self-expression, and artistic gestures. The film is a curated archive that functions as a historical document charting the GIF's evolution, its connections to early cinema, and its contemporary cultural and aesthetic possibilities.
Chicago Reader - chicagoreader.com/chicago/jason-lazarus-eric-fleischauer-premiere-twohundredfiftysixcolors/Content?oid=9250240
Art F City - artfcity.com/2013/04/08/afc-sneak-peek-twohundredfiftysixcolors/
vice.com - vice.com/read/see-the-history-of-the-gif-in-six-minutes
the chicagoist - chicagoist.com/2012/03/16/animated_gifs_on_the_silver_screen.php
NewCity - art.newcity.com/2011/11/01/eye-exam-the-revolution-will-be-pixelated/#more-8856
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