'Katachi': A Mesmerizing Animation of 2,000 Plastic Silhouettes

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Shugo Tokumaru's music seems deceptively simple, at first. "He creates toy-box indie pop with his vast collection of noise makers and a computer," Pitchfork's Joe Tangari explains in a review for Tokumaru's latest album, In Focus? "[He] can pile instruments all over each other in a way that makes no sense on paper and then make it come off as the most natural thing in the world." Two Polish artists, Katarzyna Kijek and Przemyslaw Adamski, seem to approach stop-motion animation the same way. For this music video for "Katachi," which means "shape" in Japanese, they layered thousands of PVC cutouts to create dynamic, 3-D sculptures. It kind of calls to mind Prominent Figures' laser-cut paper video for Josh Ritter's "Love Is Making Its Way Back Home." Be sure to watch it full screen in HD! 

For more video from Katarzyna Kijek and Przemyslaw Adamski, visit http://kijekadamski.blogspot.com/.

Via José Luis Quiroga S.

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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