1. We created a new and animated interpretation of 'The Garden Of Earthly Delights' by Hieronymus Bosch. We were chosen to go crazy on the middle panel. So we did... in 4K! It is also an infinite loop in 4K. 4K 4K 4K!!!

    See our press release below for a short explanation.

    Unfortunately the exhibition at MOTI Museum has ended. Hope you got to see it. It was HUGE and AWESOME! But don't worry, it will pop up again somewhere. Until then, enjoy the online version.

    motimuseum.nl

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    Official Press Release:

    PARADISE, a contemporary interpretation of The Garden of Earthly Delights

    Studio Smack, best known for their music video Witch Doctor by De Staat, have released a new animation: a contemporary interpretation of one of the most famous paintings by the Early Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights.

    In their latest work, the group cleared the original landscape of the middle panel of Bosch’s painting and reconstructed it into a hallucinatory 4K animation. The creatures that populate this indoor playground embody the excesses and desires of 21st century Western civilization. Consumerism, selfishness, escapism, the lure of eroticism, vanity and decadence. All characters are metaphors for our society where loners swarm their digital dream world. They are symbolic reflections of egos and an imagination of people as they see themselves - unlike Bosch's version, where all individuals more or less look the same. From a horny Hello Kitty to a coke hunting penis snake. From an incarnate spybot to headless fried chickens.

    These characters, once precisely painted dream figures, are now digitally created 3D models. All of them have been given their own animation loop to wander through the landscape. By placing them altogether in this synthetic fresco, the picture is never the same. What the animation and Bosch’s triptych have in common is that you’ll hardly be able to take it all in, you can watch it for hours.

    ‘Paradise’ was commissioned by the MOTI Museum in The Netherlands for the exhibition New Delights, which is part of the Hieronymus Bosch 500-year anniversary. A gigantic video installation of this work was exhibited in the Museum until the 31st of December 2016.

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  2. Les idées representées par des objets usuels, s'interpénètrent, se complètent, essaient d'autres formules, d'autres utilisations. Les 2 têtes essaient chacun le point de vue de l'autre, quitte à se déplacer dans la sphère de leur personnalité. L'échange d'objets, d'idées se fait selon toutes les possibilités, jusqu'à l'épuisement. Le vrai dialogue laisse desséché.

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  3. A short film by Bill Domonkos featuring the music of Paul Mercer. A combination of manipulated archive film footage, special effects and animation.

    CREDITS

    Directed by Bill Domonkos
    bdom.com
    billdomonkos.tumblr.com

    Music:
    Paul Mercer
    Music Box from the album "Ghosts"
    Ghosts © 2004, composed by Paul Mercer, all intellectual rights reserved.
    paulmercermusic.com

    Sound Effects:
    FreeSound.org: ScreenplayTheatre/Coins-Hands-Counting, Joe DeShon/Alarm Clock Ticking
    freesound.org

    Animation, Editing, Compositing & Special Effects:
    Bill Domonkos

    Archive Film Footage from the Prelinger Archive:
    archive.org/details/prelinger
    Combat Fatigue: Insomnia (1945)
    What Makes a Fine Watch Fine? (1947)
    Preventive Psychiatry in the Navy (1954)
    How a Watch Works (1949)

    A note about copyright: All of my films use archive photos and film footage that are in the public domain. I only use music/sounds that are under the creative commons license or I purchase the rights to use a specific piece of music—or I have permission from the author.

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  4. A dialógusok és valódi cselekmény nélküli film máshol még soha nem látott perspektívából mutatja meg a természet csodáit, a felhőket, a viharokat, a naplementét és az éjszaka fényeit, hol lassítva, hol felgyorsítva az eseményeket, majd az ember alkotta létesítmények művészien fényképezett részleteiben gyönyörködhet a néző, a milliós nagyvárosok forgatagában, a szinte néptelen sivatagok látványában, a különböző népcsoportokhoz tartozó emberi arcokban, de láthatunk balettszerűen mozgó gyártósoron dolgozó robotokat, az ipar képeit, és láthatjuk az emberi pusztítás nyomait is.
    Koyaanisqatsi hopi nyelven annyit jelent: egyensúlyából kibillent világ - kizökkent világ.
    Reggio filmje hol megnyugtatja a nézőt, hol csodálkozásra készteti, de mindenképpen gondolkodásra serkent. Célja, hogy meglássuk a világ hétköznapi csodáit, és megértsük, hogy milyen veszélyek fenyegetik változó világunkat, ha az embernek köszönhetően kibillen a kényes egyensúly!

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  5. Daily ritual, absurd cycle... Every character follows his predecessor... Always... Indefinitely...

    Written and directed by Monica Gallab
    Sound by Deborah Dourneau

    Awards etc...

    Special Jury Award - Con-Can Movie Festival '09, Japan
    Prix Médiatine 2009 - Brussels, Belgium
    Best student film - Anifest 2009, Czech Republic
    Best animation film in the category THEMES AND RYTHMS- Anima ’09, Argentina

    Official selections...

    Annecy 2009
    Sehsüchte 2009
    AIAF - Australian International Animation Festival '09
    MIAF - Melbourne International Animation Festival '09
    SIAF - Sydney International Animation Festival '09
    Animator 2009, Poland
    Anima Mundi 2009, Brazil
    Fresh Film Fest 2009, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
    Aninanima 2009, Cacak, Serbia
    Anim’est 2009, Bucharest, Romania
    LIAF - London International Animation Festival 2009
    CICDAF 2009 - China International and Digital Arts Festival
    Festival Tous Courts 2009, France
    Festival International du Court Métrage 2009, France
    Icon Film Festival 2009, Tel-Aviv, Israel
    Milano Film Festival 2009
    Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival 2009, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Traverse Vidéo 13th Edition 2010, France
    Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2010

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