Made using an Afghanistan-based video game, Baden Pailthorpe’s 'Formation' series, explores the aesthetics and dynamics of opposition. In the work, two opposing forces of US soldiers and Taliban combatants follow invisible waypoints side-by-side. Oblivious to each other’s presence thanks to a hacked game setting, the usual violence of this relationship is transformed into a poetic, uncanny rhythm that repeats and amplifies the avatars’ movement.
by Baden Pailthorpe
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little roy is coming out w/ a tribute album to nirvana called "battle for seattle." it's going to be dope and this song is the jam. i've also been hearing his version of "on a plain" being played on the radio. can't wait till it comes out in september!
if you know lickingyourmindseye, you know i love art-education-do-it-yourself stuff. terry gilliam from monty python!!! has an animation show and this clip is all about cut out animation (yesss!!!) i love it because these lo fi animation techniques translate perfectly into doing gifs in photoshop.