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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

"Cosmic Flower Unfolding" by Ben Ridgway

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Cosmic Flower Unfolding from Ben Ridgway on Vimeo.

Ben Ridgway produced this psychedelic extravaganza of color and light that is a lot of fun to watch.

He has a lot of similarly freaky stuff on Ridgway's site.

Back in the '60s, if you wanted something kaleidoscopic to trip to, you had to go see "2001: A Space Odyssey" or "Alice in Wonderland" in a movie theater and run the risk of getting run off to jail for being a nuisance. Now, all you have to do is click on someone's web site!

Cosmic Flower Unfolding Ben Ridgway animatedfilmreviews.filminspector.com

Advances of modern life!

But you don't have to be doing anything illicit to enjoy the dazzling geometric patterns in "Cosmic Flower Unfolding." It may also serve as a kind of Rorschach test, wherein you see something that is there only because your mind interprets it that way. It may be a flower unfolding to you - or it may be something else completely.

Anyway, it is a fun little diversion that hopefully you will enjoy.

Cosmic Flower Unfolding Ben Ridgway animatedfilmreviews.filminspector.com
Do you see a face there?
From the page:

A film by Ben Ridgway
Cosmic Flower Unfolding is a constant flow of emerging and dissolving oceanic, futuristic, and mandala forms. It is a tribute to abstraction, it’s connection to the inner space we inhabit and how it can be externalized.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION – SIGGRAPH 2013 Dailies| Anaheim, CA | summer 2013
ROYAL REEL AWARD: Canada International Film Festival, Vancouver, BC, Canada | March 2014
SECOND PLACE AWARD: Independent Animation | ASIFA Second Annual ASIFA Spring Festival | 2013
Selected Screening/Installation: ANIMA MUNDI 2014 | Brazil | August 2014
Selected Screening: San Francisco International Film Festival | San Francisco, CA | April/May 2014
Selected Installation | Animafest 24th World Festival of Animated Film | Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Croatia | 2014
Selected Screening/Installation: Currents 2014 New Media Festival, New Mexico | June 2014
Selected Screening: Fort McMurray International Film Festival | Alberta, Canada | Aug 2014
Selected Screening: San Francisco Frozen Film Fest | San Francisco, CA | July 2014
Selected Screening: Visionfest | Brooklyn, NY | May 2014
Selected Screening: Northwest Animation Festival | Portland, Oregon | May 2014
Selected Screening: Spirit Quest Film Festival | Edinboro, PA | April 2014
Selected Screening/Installation: Kansas City Film Festival, Kansas City, MO | April 2014
Selected Screening: Athens International Film + Video Festival | Athens, OH | April 2014
Selected Gallery Installation | Dreams and Divinities | San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico | March 2014
Selected Screening: Byron Bay International Film Festival | Feb/March 2014
Selected Screening: CINE TORO | Cali & Toro, Colombia | Sept 2013
Cosmic Flower Unfolding (c) copyright 2013 by Ben Ridgway
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