Video: Dash Shaw animates Sigur Rós

Seraph from Sigur Rós Valtari Mystery Films on Vimeo.

Describing the work of Dash Shaw as “unique” strains the meaning of the word: childlike and formalist, preoccupied with the physical body and and the larger body of the family. Since his books the massive family drama Bottomless Belly Button and eerie sci-fi Body World, he’s been working in animation. But he has two books coming out from Fantagraphics next year—the standalone NEW SCHOOl and the collection 3 NEW STORIES. He also has a video of a song from the new Sigur Rós album, which will be shown at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival as part of the animated short program. You can watch it above. We recommended blowing it up full screen for the immersive effect. Please note it’s NSFW!

The video is part of the trippy Icelandic band’s Valtari series:

sigur rós have given a dozen film makers the same modest budget and asked them to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to songs from the band’s new album valtari. the idea is to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people utmost creative freedom.


Mission accomplished.
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