The Ruffled Crow

Animation, Art, and Other Shiny Things

Metachaos – Alessandro Bavari

The “shaky camera” technique comes to animation in this disturbing short. Clearly created on some seriously powerful hardware, Metachaos uses lighting, textures, and repetitive movement (among other things) to create a reflection of madness and despair. The soundtrack, by Jeff Ensign (aka Evolution Noise Slave), grinds in the unsettling imagery even further.

In fact the bodies represented in Metachaos even though they are characterized by an apparently anthropomorphous appearance, in reality they are without identity and conscience. They exist confined in a spaceless and timeless state, an hostile and decadent hyperuranium where a fortress, in perpetual movement, dominates the landscape in defense of a supercelestial, harmonic but fragile parallel dimension. In its destructive instinct of violating the dimensional limbo, the mutant horde penetrates the intimacy of the fortress, laying siege like a virus. Similar to the balance of a philological continuum in human species, bringing the status of things back to the primordial broth.

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