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The abstract ceramics of US artist Jason Briggs – porcelain, hair and steel sculptures with unlikely titles like ‘Angel’, ‘Blossom’ and ‘Baby’ grotesquely redolent of everything from sexual organs to cysts. Interpret them however you like, sez he:

…sculpture, fine art, fine craft, ceramic sculpture, figurative, abstract, surrealism, eroticism, non-traditional, biological, fucked-up, pornographic or, worst of all, decorative.

Lovely Christmas presents, in fairness.

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A stop motion timelapse from filmmaker Jeff Frost combining 300,000 photographs taken over the last two years: from riots and decomposing roadkill to optical illusions painted by himself inside abandoned buildings. The film – vaguely intended as an exploration of ‘creation and destruction’ – was made without graphics or visual effects.

It’s quite the visual treat and, if you can spare 12 minutes, well worth watching right to the end.

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A kaleidoscopic timelapse of Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas and Los Angeles by photographer and filmmaker Michael Shainblum, who sez:

These clips were all processed from their original form, into the kaleidoscopic visuals that you see in this video. Many people visit these large cities every day, and all of these places have been shot and filmed, but I wanted to emulate these urban landscapes in a way that nobody has even seen before. I wanted to put man-made geometric shapes, mixed with elements of color and movement to create less of a structured video, and more of a plethora of visual stimulation.

Full screen and HD for best effect.

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DIT graduate Eoin Duffy’s unexpectedly poignant abstract animation, which was shown at last year’s Galway International Film Festival. Short of The Week, where the film premiered yesterday, sez:

…a compilation of audio visual abstraction and creativity packed into five tender minutes. Based on his own personal experience in dealing with his younger brother [Emmet’s] suicide, Duffy crafts a stylistic journey of a traveler navigating through an airport. He is surrounded by a world of sterile efficiency—of clean shapes and symbols that offer nothing to assuage his grief.

Previously: Never Sleep In The Woods

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