Caviar’s Filmmaker and Photographer, Maxim Kelly, returned to an animation technique over a hundred years old to create the video, which uses fantascopes – discs that spin on a turntable to create gif-like moving images. The video features six of these fantascopes, all made by hand but combined with digital techniques. According to Kelly, the images are an attempt to “translate the psychedelic trip”. “The visual illusion generated by spinning the disks at the correct speed coupled with the shutter of a camera is both confusing and hypnotic, he explains. “I was drawn to how the animations flow in and out, drifting and duping the mind and then back again. This felt a lot like the psychedelic experience to me. The challenge was to fuse the old with the modern. The analogue and the digital.”
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