“At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world.” - Charles Darwin
All life starts with a bang. The rate that things are going – life will finish with an even bigger one.
One of my favourite stop motion graffiti animators has produced a new video. I first blogged about the Italian artist Blu back in September last year, when a friend introduced me to the wonder of Muto. His latest video, Big Bang Big Boom, has all the elements of his earlier work – a scratchy and jagged film shot in a derelict urban environment. This 10 minute clip took over a year to put together and for the first time Blu incorporates 3D materials into natural environments through a narrative to make his imagination come alive.
Many of the YouTube comments say that the video is pointless and ugly. I disagree. The doodling nature of the artwork is a part of the video’s charm and reflects traditional notions of street art being grotesque in abandoned urban spaces. The whole film is an interpretation the Darwinian theory of evolution; starting with the big bang, life forms evolving into animals, before finishing with a poignant reflection on the human race’s mission of destruction. I found the scene of the rolling rubbish on the beach particularly striking as I was thinking about the heartbreaking BP oil spill.
Must see. I expect to see this style of art influencing others and being picked up by forward thinking advertisers very soon.
Originally posted on Juxtaposed Magazine website.