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GIF Six-Pack: Now with Sound

Can you hear me now?
October 2, 2015, 3:15pm

#scorpiondagger - started making this one a little while back for something that didn't pan out. Figured I'd post it as is. Song is Rip it Up by the Adolescents -- anyone want me to help me film a live action version of this? #hallofmeat

A video posted by JamesScorpionDaggerKerr (@scorpiondagger) on Aug 1, 2015 at 12:32pm PDT

The age of the silent GIF could be over. Increasingly, GIF artists are moving their practice to Instagram, where they have greater freedom of size, length, and sound. The short, grainy images were and are endearing, and forced real creative ingenuity as the GIF art form came of age, but artists like Scorpion Dagger, Traceloops, and Zolloc are growing self-sustaining audiences that demand new facets of creativity, and for that they're slowly transitioning their focus to the short video platform.

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Some collaborate directly with artists to promote their work, like Zolloc's partnerships with Mirror Mask and Drew x Hill, while others mix classic songs into their artwork to give them new meaning—what Scorpion Dagger did to the Weather Girls' "Raining Men" immediately comes to mind.

That said, Instagram by no means makes the GIF obsolete. A well-placed reaction GIF can make or break your slack game, and some suggest they might be becoming their own, separate language. But for innovation in the art of the loop, look no further than today's six-pack, which features work from Anne Horel, Kyttenjanae, and Kidmograph, along with the aforementioned artists. The future of the GIF sounds awesome.

invert / music @mirrormaskmusic

A video posted by Hayden Zezula (@zolloc) on Sep 28, 2015 at 6:31pm PDT

CRUSHING ~ (All Day Remix @eprombeats and @salvabeats)

A video posted by @kyttenjanae on Sep 22, 2015 at 6:49pm PDT

#traceloops #art #movingportrait #blackandwhite

A video posted by Matthias Brown (@traceloops) on Aug 11, 2015 at 9:18am PDT

A video posted by Anne Horel (@annehorel) on Sep 26, 2015 at 7:45am PDT

A video posted by JamesScorpionDaggerKerr (@scorpiondagger) on Sep 25, 2015 at 5:38pm PDT

A video posted by Gustavo (@kidmograph) on Sep 26, 2015 at 4:00pm PDT

Want to see your GIFs in our weekly Six-Pack? Email beckett.mufson@vice.com to submit your work.

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