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Hideous Animation Aims To Keep You Watching Like Pimple-Popping Videos Do
By Yoon Sann Wong, 12 Sep 2018
“You know that feeling you get when you watch a pimple popping video and you want it to stop, but you can’t stop watching, and look for but more, secretly, when everyone’s at lunch and no one can see your screen? That’s the vibe I was going for with Darcy and this film.”
Sophie Koko Gate, a London-based animator known for her quirky animation, is behind this new work for Adult Swim’s episode titled Love from its Off The Air series.
The motion graphic explores love in an unconventional way, that is, through a particular unappealing character called ‘Darcy’ who “loves to live, but also lives to love.”
‘Darcy’, with its deep voice, odd body proportions, and extremely long fingers, oozes an “ugly confidence” according to Gate, who finds this quality attractive in all aspects of life. Overall, the short film is described as a “dating profile video set in a post-apocalyptic world.”
Watch the minute-long teaser followed by the full short film below.
[via It’s Nice That, videos via Sophie Koko Gate and Adult Swim, main image via video screenshot]
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