A while back we posted a Quickie about Aniboom and Radiohead hosting a video contest to promote the band’s latest album, “In Rainbows”.
The contest is now in the semi-finals, and although Flight404 (aka Robert Hodgin) didn’t make the cut, his submission for the song “Weird Fishes: Arpeggi” is one of breathtaking beauty.
The abstract underwater aesthetic flows perfectly with the song, creating a sort of subconscious storyline, hypnotizing the viewer with stunning radiating spheres (one of his trademarks), mind boggling particles, surreal tentacles, and a school of… weird fish, all perfectly linked to the audio.
The piece was created—like most of Robert’s work—with Processing (the open source programming language), this time without any post or editing work.
Robert initially did not want to submit the piece. According to his blog: “My piece just doesn’t feel Radioheadish,” but he changed his mind after receiving lots of comments asking to submit it. Hooray for democracy.
Make sure to visit Flight404/Robert Hodgin’s blog to read more about his submission and other Processing experiments. There’s some really great stuff there.
On a side note, Robert is also a part of Matt Pyke’s “Advanced Beauty” project, which premiers this Friday, May 9th at Lovebytes 2008.