I’m really interested in this piece by David Whyte because he is using  dots to indicate form and movement. It seems that this process is so minimalist and obvious, but it creates such an illusion to the viewer and I really like the 3D aspect of the balls in the middle.


I really enjoyed this video. My favorite part of Groeger’s video was the inspiration I got after viewing it because she gave all sorts of ideas on how to draw the viewer into work using loops. One of those ideas was that it’s much easier to tell differences when something loops versus if you are looking at two slightly different photos. I feel like this can be used advantageously by subtly changing things so that they are just noticeable.


Looking at Bees and Bombs, my first thought is, “How dare this motherfucker have intuitive understanding of the way shapes transform and interact with one another?! It’s too beautiful!”

Now, onto Cindy Suen’s work! This is the cutest stuff I’ve ever seen, and I love it so much. Like, I was legitimately Big Sad a minute ago but seeing this amazing cat brought me intense joy, if only for one moment. And it’s the .gif that keeps on giving, because I get to see it over and over again!

Going forward with Andreas Wannerstedt, I was like, “oh, it’s this dude!” because I’m ninety percent certain I’ve seen his stuff before somewhere on my social media feed. I hate the fact that everything is rendered so realistically, because it makes the fact that I cannot live in this world where everything aligns perfectly every time no matter how out of synch it looks just even more devastating.


I decided to take a look at the text article instead of the video. I like the way it begins by articulating the importance of the GIF in today’s culture, despite its reputation as something immature. When it moves past the Coraline trailer in its discussion of looping images on public transit, I question, “was this the work Golan intended to show us earlier, but he couldn’t find the exact documentation of it he was looking for?” but perhaps that is not it, as, like, I’m sure there are multiple “animations” that exist in transit tunnels. I like how the author states that frame-by-frame depictions are a way of offloading information onto a page. The article describes hypnosis and then exposure therapy–the discussion of the former made me consider the implications of EMDR therapy.

I’m sorry, I know this is a lot I’ll end it here?

Monday – LoopResearch

I really love the combination between 2D and 3D visuals here, and I’m also curious about how they achieved a seamless loop with the forest path.

I’m familiar with Wannerstedt’s work since it became popular through Instagram and I was always very in awe of the imagination it took to make these strange contraptions.

This piece is so confusing to look at, I have no idea how it’s structured!! The objects in the grid constantly disappear and reform and its very visually confusing.



I was really intrigued by the portion of the presentation about semantic satiation. I’ve always been so interested in why that happens, but I never really thought about the idea that is simply shifting our attention away from the meaning of the word to the sound of the word. When she said that repetition opens up new ways of hearing sound, it made me think about how music does exactly this. However, music does basically the opposite of semantic satiation. Rather than diluting the meaning like with the repetition of words, repetition in music only seems to amplify the experience or meaning we place on it. Whether it is playing a song on repeat, or within the actual music – repetition is an extremely important tool in music that allows the listener to participate.


Bees and Bombs

#gif from Bees & Bombs

I really like this particular looping design that David Whyte created because it reminds me of Mongolian patterns. I included a reference image below of a pattern that is pretty common or familiar to me. The interesting thing about this is that not all lines or loops are going at the same speed. The image still loops, however, which is super confusing but intriguing at the same time. I like that in only several instances you can see the pattern so it is never complete.

Mongolian Traditional Ornaments on Behance












Cindy Suen

Cindy Suen created a looping animation based on the song ‘Team’ by Lorde for a performance on The Voice. The production company stated that they were trying this new visual approach’, for the show. This shows how music can be incorporated into the art. While music is an art form itself, I like how Cindy Suen puts another medium of artistry through generating gifs.

Andreas Wannerstedt

Apart from the creative and practical concept of this, I was mindblown at the effortless looping of this specific piece. There is so much ingenuity from the creator because there are so many pieces moving around that it keeps your focus on different parts of the video and entertained for a while.