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Exploding children, cute ducks and heaving flesh blobs? Must be a Lorna Mills GIF. Some of ANIMAL’s favorite digital artists are in the “GIF Free For All” online exhibit launched by Computer Art Congress 4 – CAC4 Rio de Janeiro. Here are our favorite ones. Andrew Benson: We have to agree with Art F City on this one. […]

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James Kerr’s amazing Scorpion Dagger blog has hundreds of animated digital collages that remix northern and early Renaissance art with 21st century themes. See some of our favorites in the gallery above, featuring Jesus, Mary, and a slew of characters from the Biblical times and 15th Century Europe, like Jesus-and-Apostles tandem bike, transformer-Jesus… …giant-inflatable-tube-man Jesus… …and, also, pant-shredding […]

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Here’s a new video by Russian electronic artist Pixelord aka Alexey Devyanin for his track “Anorak.” He also did the visuals for the video — a CGI landscapes disintegrating into a transparency screen, then populated by an array of zooms on various stylized animated images. As noticed by Prosthetic Knowledge, the visuals feature tons of recognizable Tumblr GIF […]

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Klear.me is a new online tool that lets you manipulate any gif into your own personal psychedelic fantasy, using transparency as a starting point. The creator, Vince McKelvie was inspired by oscob, a Tumblr-based artist. The tool allows you to “select a colour for transparency, alter the amount of visible colours, and choose from a […]

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For his “Relics of Technology” series, photographer Jim Golden didn’t just take immaculate, clean photographs of a reel-to-reel tape recorder, a vintage typewriter and a brick-sized cellphone, so perfectly you’d think they were actually CGI renders by Takeshi Murata. He didn’t just incorporate minimal, gestural animations of softly spinning reels, blinking buttons and a franticly jittering… uh… whatever […]

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Christina Rinaldi was announced winner of Saatchi Gallery’s first Motion Photography Prize last night in London for her black-and-white window washing GIF. Organized in association with Google+ (to hype their “Auto Awesome” feature), the award was juried by “forward-thinkers,” — film director Baz Luhrmann, Saatchi Gallery CEO Nigel Hurst, artists Shezad Dawood, Tracey Emin and […]

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A few seconds after starting The Pains of Being Pure at Heart’s new video for “Simple and Sure,” you’ll wonder whether you’re watching some kind of video looping or a group of people performing the same small gestures over and over. A few seconds after that, you’ll be pretty sure that yes, these are just shots of […]

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Pittsburgh’s VIA is hosting a T.GIF Tournament. Vote now and every day through April 7th, until the best GIF wins (a gift certificate to  Gifpop!, the indie resource that allows digital artist to print lenticulars of their GIFs.) We’ve written about several artists in this show but the best part is to watch the show-down in this bracket. […]

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Cloaque — a collaborative, Exquisite corpse-style digital art project from Carlos Sáez and Claudia Maté — just celebrated its 2nd anniversary. “314,377 pixels are a lot, 464 posts are a lot, 67 artists are a lot — but two years mean nothing, specially when talking about a never ending project,” Cloaque’s Sáez and Maté tell ANIMAL. Artists in Cloaque created original vertical artworks […]

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Artist Andrew Benson’s new ongoing GIF Tumblr Wolf + Unicorn tells the story of a codependent and violent relationship between a unicorn and a wolf. Benson’s GIF for the David Bowie tribute projections at his retrospective was similarly psychotic. He’s also lent a texture coordinate manipulation shader to Adam Ferris for his glitch work. His earlier, more complex work includes INTOTHEZONE — a video […]

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