Däumelinchen by Lotte Reiniger

Charlotte “Lotte” Reiniger was a German film director and the foremost pioneer of silhouette animation, anticipating Walt Disney by over ten years. Reiniger made over 40 films over her career, all using her invention. Her most well known films are The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) and The Magic Flute, featuring music by Mozart.


Destiny by art school Bellecour

Destiny is a computer generated animated short created by a group of French students from art school, Bellecour. The film deals with the underlying notion that every second counts. The visuals are lovely and warm – reminiscent of a Pixar animated film; the narrative is effortless with the story unfolding at the perfect pace (like a roller coaster slowly making it’s way to the top before the drop).

Directed by students Fabien Weibel, Sandrine Wurster, Debatisse Victor, and Manuel Alligné, Destiny is an entertaining time-loop. Watch as Joe-Shmo re-lives each morning with one more chance to change his “destiny”.

Margot’s Cat by Arthur Ganson

This machine was inspired by watching a randomly shaped object bouncing off the surface of a slow moving, reciprocating and irregularly shaped piston head on the moon. Of course anything is possible in the virtual world of the computer.

 The doll house chair seems to be the perfect object to bounce nearly weightlessly over the unsuspecting cat. In this machine, the chair is passive and all motion is due to interference by the cat. The large disk at the back serves to both counterbalance the arm and give more mass to the chair itself. The motion of the chair is complex and will never repeat. (2009)

Arthur Ganson

Kà verticaal stage by Cirque Du Soleil

Kà is a show by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kà describes the story as “the coming of age of a young man and a young woman through their encounters with love, conflict and the duality of Kà, the fire that can unite or separate, destroy or illuminate.” Kà features 80 artists from around the world, and is a gravity-defying production featuring a powerfully emotive soundtrack that enhances the innovative blend of acrobatic feats, Capoeira dance, puppetry, projections and martial arts.

Cirque Du Soleil

I Won’t Let You Down by OK Go

“I Won’t Let You Down” is a single by the alternative band OK Go that was released as a single in December 8, 2014 and is part of their album Hungry Ghosts. The video for the song was released on October 27, 2014. Like many of the band’s past videos, the video is a one shot take recorded in double time showing the band members and several hundred dancers on personal transportation devices performing intricate choreographed routines while filmed by a camera on a multirotor aerial drone.

Check out the interactive version of the video at http://iwontletyoudown.com


Strings by Dane Anders Rønnow Klarlund

Strings is a mythic fantasy film about the son of an ostensibly assassinated ruler who sets out to avenge his father but through a series of revelations comes to a much clearer understanding of the conflict between the two peoples concerned.

The film was made with marionettes (master puppeteer Bernd Ogrodnik and the strings are part of the fictional world as life strings. It is famed for its innovativecinematography and scenic design. Strings is directed by Dane Anders Rønnow Klarlund and is a Danish-Swedish-Norwegian-British co-production. The film has received several awards.